In the meantime you can enjoy a treat with Ginger Rogers! This is from a book called Favorite Foods of Famous Stars, a 1934 publication from the Norge refrigerator company.
Date butterscotch pudding
1/4 cup minute tapioca
A something of salt. I can't quite make it out. Let's just say a pinch.
2 cups hot water
3 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped dates
Cook tapioca and salt in water until tapioca is clear, stirring frequently. Melt butter in saucepan, add sugar and stir until melted. Add tapioca mixture, vanilla and dates. Pour in buttered baking dish and bake 30 minutes in moderate oven. Cool. Fill sherbet dishes with this pudding and allow to chill in Norge. Serve with cream. (Serves 6)
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