Autauthig Cornmeal Blueberry MushFrom siksikaboy 8 years ago
- 1/2 cups water shopping list
- 1 1/2 cups milk shopping list
- 3/4 cup cornmeal or quick cooking grits shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon salt shopping list
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey shopping list
- 2 cups fresh, frozen or canned blueberries; or shopping list
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries (see note) shopping list
How to make it
- Favorite dish of the Native Americans during colonial times was Sautauthig
- (pronounced saw?-taw-teeg), a simple pudding made with dried, crushed
- blueberries, dried, cracked corn (or samp), and water. Later, the settlers
- added milk, butter and sugar when they were available. The Pilgrims loved
- Sautauthig and many historians believe that it was part of the first
- Thanksgiving feast. In a letter to friends back in England, one colonist
- describes how Sauthauthig was prepared:
- '...this is to be boyled or stued with a gentle fire, till it be tender, of
- a fitt consistence, as of Rice so boyled, into which Milke, or butter be
- put either with sugar or without it, it is a food very pleasant...but it
- must be observed that it be very well boyled, the longer the better, some
- will let it be stuing the whole day: after it is Cold it groweth thicker,
- and is commonly Eaten by mixing a good Quantity of Milke amongst it.'
- Here's a recipe that gives us an idea of what Sautauthig tasted like. We
- call it Cornmeal Blueberry Mush but you can give it any name you want.
- n a 2-quart saucepan heat water and milk until bubbles form around edge of
- pan. Stirring constantly, slowly add cornmeal or grits and salt until well
- combined. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer, until thickened, about 10
- minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in maple syrup or honey until well combined. Gently stir in
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