A calendar of puddings

October marks the beginning of Good Food Month in Sydney. To celebrate, we turned to our rich collection of historic recipe books for examples of good eating from across New South Wales... and we were not disappointed.

There in the stacks we found a copy of the fabulous Country Women's Association of New South Wales calendar of puddings from 1931, which provides a pudding recipe for each day of the year. (Yes, please!) 

From the curious sounding 'Urney Pudding' which comes from the Ku-ring-gai branch, to the coco-nutty goodness of 'Children's Delight' from Wagga Wagga – the wonderful CWA members have come up with a recipe for everyday and everyone. 

In hopes of inspiring some of you would-be pudding cooks out there, we will be releasing a page a week for the whole month of October. Give a recipe a go and share your creations with us @StateLibraryNSW using the hashtag #PuddingCalendar. We would also love to hear how you have interpreted the recipe and what advice you’d offer fellow pudding makers.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with. Like they say 'the proof of the pudding is in the eating'!

Pudding Calendar 22 Oct - 28 Oct

Pudding Calendar 15 Oct - 21 Oct

 Country Women's Association of New South Wales calendar of puddings from 1931 (7 October - 13 October)

Country Women's Association of New South Wales calendar of puddings : a recipe for each day of the year (28 Sep - 6 Oct)

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