Fath'r and I went down to campBut for supper Grandma made hasty pudding.
She stood by the stove, sifting the yellow corn meal from her fingers into a kettle of boiling, salted water. She stirred the water all the time with a big wooden spoon, and sifted in the meal until the kettle was full of a thick, yellow, bubbling mass. Then she set it on the back of the stove where it would cook slowly....
Then Uncle George came with a smaller bucket of syrup, and everybody ate the hot hasty pudding with maple syrup for supper.
(from Little House in the Big Woods)
Along with Captain Goodin',
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty puddin'.
Can you tell who liked it?
And who didn't?
Even with loads of maple syrup.
Must be a texture thing.