April 1912: “Chef’s Surprise” at Mawson’s Hut on the shores of Adelie Land

–from his account “The Home of the Blizzard”–

“No one ever forgot the roly-poly pudding made without the cheif ingredient, suet.  By this oversight the author accidentally discovered a recipe for synthetic ruber.  Table knives could make no headway with it and so it arrived in the dog-bucket.  But alas! our canine friends turned it down and this also remained one of our fixed association.”

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