Simi Chumbo

Simi Chumbo is a baked nut pudding, particularly popular among Native American people.


1 pint full milk

1 cup chopped hickory nuts (walnuts or pecans)

3 large tablespoons corn meal

3 eggs (lightly beaten)

2oz butter (plus a knob for greasing dish)

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 teaspoon grated nutmeg (optional)


  1. Heat the oven 350/ 180/ gas 4.
  2. Grease a flat, ovenproof pudding dish.
  3. Bring the milk to the boil in a large pan over a medium stove heat.
  4. Add the cornmeal, sugar, salt,  and butter.  Reduce heat.  Simmer and stir until the mixture thickens.
  5. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
  6. Stir in the eggs.  Fold in the nuts and vanilla essence.
  7. Place in the baking dish and smooth out.  Sprinkle with the nutmeg.
  8. Bake for approximately 30 minutes until the pudding sets into a custard.

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