A cookbook named America Cooks, published 1949, contains recipes from all over the states. In the rather short Vermont section I came across “Brattleboro Pudding”. There’s no background, origin or story, merely the recipe. So here goes, have at it.
1 cup molasses
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon currants, or 1 tablespoon raisins.
Stir soda into molasses and add milk. Sift some flour with remaining dry ingredients and add to moalasses mixture, add more flour to make a thick batter. Mix thoroughly. Stir in floured fruit, and steam 2 hours. Serve with fruit sauce.
Well, good luck to anyone trying this out.