Setting the document straight on Billy McIntyre’s Corn Pudding

Setting the document straight on Billy McIntyre’s Corn Pudding

Mike McIntyre has fond reminiscences of consuming his father Billy McIntyre’s corn pudding for almost each special day since he was a toddler. However in the event you attempt to recreate the recipe because it seems within the cookbook “A Grand Heritage,” you received’t be consuming what the McIntyre household eats.

The recipe that was printed in “A Grand Heritage” again in 1983 for “Billy Mc’s Corn Casserole” is just not appropriate, Mike stated. However it isn’t as a result of it isn’t scrumptious. It’s as a result of it isn’t the suitable model of the recipe.

“When the ebook got here out and it was barely totally different, (Billy) stated that it was a earlier model of his recipe,” Mike stated.

Billy began making a recipe for a candy corn pudding earlier than Mike was ever born, creating the recipe from scratch. Mike stated his father grew to become recognized for the corn pudding recipe, as he would deliver the dish to share with members of his supper membership and different associates. Finally, he additionally shared the recipe itself with associates.

When “A Grand Heritage” began to be assembled, Mike stated his father bought a name from a pal asking for permission to make use of the recipe within the ebook. When his father agreed, the pal concerned stated they already had the recipe. Billy didn’t notice the pal didn’t have an up to date model, which he had developed by a number of years of iterations.

Mike stated the older model’s printing was an accident, and he doesn’t blame anybody for the older model making it into “A Grand Heritage.” However every time potential, he tries to share the newer model of the recipe that he nonetheless bakes in the present day.

Since his father’s passing, Mike has taken over making the corn pudding for his household’s particular occasions, which all the time brings again reminiscences of constructing it along with his dad as a toddler.

“All my life rising up… daddy would make this dish with any meal, like Sunday dinners, birthdays, however definitely at Christmas and Thanksgiving, together with Spinach Madeline, which was within the ebook additionally,” Mike stated.

Probably the most main distinction between the printed model and the present model, Mike stated, is the quantity of the elements. The McIntyre household’s present model is meant to fill a big casserole dish, whereas the older one would make fewer servings.

The older model additionally contains brown sugar as a substitute of white sugar, which makes the colour barely darker, and bacon drippings as a substitute of corn oil, which impacts the density of the pudding. The newer corn pudding recipe has the consistency of virtually a souffle, Mike stated.

The “A Grand Heritage” model additionally doesn’t specify what colour of corn to make use of, however Mike recommends the Delight model creamed white corn. He additionally recommends an extended baking time than the older model exhibits.

Whereas the McIntyre household recipe is totally different from what seems in “A Grand Heritage,” Mike’s spouse, Wanda, stated that the cookbook continues to be a “treasure,” because it comprises the most effective of the most effective of what Columbus residents fed their households when it was printed.

Wanda stated she and Mike even buy copies of the cookbook to disclose to relations on particular events. However, in fact, they all the time make certain to set the document straight earlier than placing it in others’ palms.

“I give the ebook away when (our) youngsters get married as wedding ceremony presents,” McIntyre stated. “And to our associates’ youngsters and stuff like that. And we attempt to write in every one if there are particular recipes that we actually like, and we all the time write in Billy Mc’s Corn Pudding recipe.”


3 (17-ounce) cans cream type corn (Delight cream white corn is finest)
1 cup chopped bell pepper
6 tablespoons white sugar
6 tablespoons corn oil
6 eggs, overwhelmed
6 tablespoons plain flour
6 tablespoons milk
Bacon slices, barely cooked and reduce into items

■ Preheat the oven to 350 levels. Combine collectively “moist” elements, together with eggs, sugar, oil and flour.
■ Add corn, milk and bell pepper. Combine frivolously. Pour right into a 9×13 casserole dish. High with items of bacon slices.
■ Bake for 55 minutes. Enable to chill barely earlier than having fun with!

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