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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Today is National Indian Pudding Day!

Today is National Indian Pudding Day! I had never heard of Indian Pudding, however, after checking out this recipe for Indian Pudding from Epicurious, I am sure it will soon become a family favorite!

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Indian Pudding
Bon App├ętit October 1998

Yield: Serves 8

The name for this time-honored dessert probably is derived from the fact that it was prepared with cornmeal, which the early American settlers strongly associated with the Indians. Similar in texture to thick porridge, this easy-to-make classic is great on a cold day when you want something warm, comforting and sweet!

Ingredients:

5 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons mild-flavored (light) molasses
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Combine first 6 ingredients in heavy large saucepan. Whisk over medium-high heat until mixture thickens but can still be poured, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter and vanilla extract.

Transfer pudding mixture to prepared baking dish. Bake pudding until golden brown and center no longer moves when pan is shaken, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Scoop pudding into bowls. Top with ice cream or frozen yogurt and serve.


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