British Recipes > Yorkshire Old Wives' Sod

How to make Yorkshire Old Wives' Sod:
A very old traditional recipe for a kind of thick, textured savory custard. Well worth trying as a supper dish.


5 large eggs
3/4 pint milk
pepper and salt
2 thin oat cakes, lightly toasted, buttered, broken into pieces
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- Break the eggs into a basin.
- Beat for 2 minutes.
- Stir in the milk, pepper and salt.
- Pour into a well greased baking tin.
- Sprinkle the broken oat cakes into the mixture.
- Dot with butter.
- Bake in a moderate oven for 20 minutes.