This is a very special recipe, for one, it’s a vintage recipe, but it also has a great story behind it.
Why is it called “Atomic” pudding you ask?
Elizabeth Marguerite Compton, from a farm in Morell, P.E.I., made this recipe for the first time when she was pregnant.
As soon as she ate the pudding, she immediately went into labour! Giving birth to a friend of mine, James Johnstone!
Sounds pretty atomic to me.
No one knows where this specific recipe originated, but at least it found a purpose.
So, first and foremost, the disclaimer: Due to purely superstitious reasons, if you are expecting, please eat this pudding with caution. Unless you’re trying to induce labour, then enjoy!
Preheat oven to 350°F
- 1 Cup of flour
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2/3 Cup white sugar
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
- ½ Cup milk
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 1 Cup brown sugar
- 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 Cups hot water
Then take the leftovers to a bbq and have everyone eat it!
Thanks to James for an awesome recipe and story!
James is a “house historian” researching the history of houses/buildings in the community. He also has a vast knowledge of the history of Vancouver and the surrounding area.
Check out his website if you’d like to find out what happened in your character home, or if you’re looking for an interesting history related walking tour in Vancouver!