Grate some stale rye bread and take a bunch of rhubarb; cut fine without
peeling, put the cut rhubarb in a pan with a big pinch of baking-soda,
and pour boiling water over to cover. While that is steeping, grate the
rye bread and butter pudding-form well, and put crumbs all over the pan
about one-quarter inch deep, then add one-half the rhubarb that has been
well drained of the water; season with brown sugar, cinnamon, nuts and
any other seasoning you like; then some more crumbs, and other one-half
of rhubarb, and season as before the top crumbs, put flakes of butter
all over top; bake until done.