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Donaldson's Rice Pudding

Subject: Donaldson's Rice Pudding
From: Sharon
Date: 1/24/2023, 1:27 PM

On 1/24/2023 10:07 AM, Sharon wrote:

I am looking for a rice pudding recipe from Donaldson's Department store 
which used to be located in Minneapolis.
It had a layer of custard on top and was served cut in squares.
Thank you so much.

Hi Sharon,

Sorry, I had no success finding this recipe. Wasn't the restaurant in the store called "North Shore Grill?"

I will post this for reader input.


Subject: Donaldson's Department Store Rice Pudding
From: Sharon
Date: 2/24/2023, 3:25 PM
To: Phaedrus 

On 2/24/2023 2:49 PM, Sharon wrote:

Dear Uncle Phaedrus,

Thank you for featuring my request for the rice
pudding recipe from the old Donaldson's Department
store in Minneapolis.
After contacting you I continued my research.  I
suspected that I had copied the recipe from the 
Minneapolis Star and Tribune so I bought a 
subscription and was able to find the recipe in their
This was originally published on June 27, 1973.  I 
would highly recommend this recipe to any of your
rice pudding lover readers.

Donaldson Department Store's Rice Pudding

3 cups cooked rice
3/4 cup seedless raisins
8 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 qt. hot milk  (6 cups)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 T. vanilla
Few drops yellow food coloring
Nutmeg to taste

Place rice and raisins in 9 x 12 x 2 inch oblong pan. Combine beaten eggs, 
milk, sugar, vanilla and coloring. Pour egg mixture in pan. Sprinkle with 
nutmeg.  Bake in a pan of water at 325 degrees 1 hour.

Thank you so much for your assistance; I really enjoy
your blog.


Hi Sharon!

Thank you for sending this!

I hope your example is followed by others.


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