Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pudding Cake

Please allow me to preface this amazing recipe with a few notes, just for clarity's sake:

1. It's actually meant to be made with blueberries: the consistency of the berries will change depending on the ones chosen.
For this cake, I used a trio of farmer's market organic yummy-but-just-past-their-prime blackberries, raspberries and a few strawberries and the consistency was a little less
'pudding-y' than blueberries, but still out of this world magnificent!

2. the last part of the recipe is kinda weird: just go with it: pretty sure it creates the incredible crust on top!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and mix 2 cups blueberries or other summer berries in an 8X8 inch baking pan. sprinkle with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and set aside!

In a mixing bowl combine the following:
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt (I omit because I use salted butter)
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I use less because the Schmill hates it)
3/4 cup sugar

combine the above ingredients - i like working with a fork!

and in a different small bowl combine
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch

mix them well so they become one!

Set one cup of water in a small saucepan on the stove to boil - time it so it's still boiling when it is called for at the end of the recipe (the weird part!)

to the flour mixture add the following and mix it all together well:

1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
1/4 cup melted butter (careful that it is no longer too warm or it will cook the egg!)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Pour the batter over the fruit

sprinkle the cornstarch mixture over the whole pan, evenly.

here's where it gets weird: pour the cup of boiling water over the whole shebang and pop it in the oven to bake for 50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and gorgeous.

You'll know when it needs to come out :)

Allow your beautiful cake to cool and while it is doing so, make your whipped cream.

Using organic heavy whipping cream (I love its light yellow color!)
mix in a small bit of brown sugar to taste

and place 1/2 teaspoon of lavender buds in a mortar and pestle and grind until fine

Whip it - whip it good!!!


Serve and wait for your guests/husband/children/lover to pledge their soul to your service forever and ever

You're welcome ;)

Love you,


Good Girls Studio said...

~Salivating all over my computer~ Can't wait to try this :)

Taddyporter said...

What a fabulous recipe, YUM I am trying this tonite with freshly picked(and earned whewww!)bluberries and a few ripe blackberries. AND home-made vanilla lavender ice cream(if it last 'til then). A beautiful Saturday to you....

Lisa said...

Oh...this looks yummy. Thank you for the recipe!

Emily said...

Dearest Allison,

This looks AMAZING. I plan on making it soon. There is nothing more to be said.


MrsLittleJeans said...

Oh yummy...and congratulations on the 400! A lovely accomplishment which probably resulted in your making the delicious berry pudding!


DalaHorse said...

This recipe looks great providing someone else makes would be disastrous for me to try to pull this off! But i would very much enjoy eating it!

CarolynArtist said...

tempted to try this because of the repeated word - weird- and it looks so damned good!!!