But lately, I'm all about the bread pudding.
The Wild Rose Press, publisher of Sleepy Hollow Dreams, will put out a holiday sweets cookbook and my submission to that was "Gingery Sleepy Hollow Drunkin-Punkin Bread Pudding with Hot Buttered Rum Sauce." Candied ginger, one of my favorite treats, galore.
No, you're not getting that today! Be good and maybe one day soon.
My HVRWA chapter will throw its annual Holiday Party next month and the thought of that, and some tweets I saw on Twitter yesterday about creamed corn, put me in mind of the Cornbread Pudding a chaptermate brought to a party past. I have the recipe scrawled on a teensy scrap of paper that, judging by the printed remnants on the other side, must have been torn from an old newsletter. You can find the same recipe all over the internet. I'm guessing it must have been on the back of a Jiffy Corn Muffin box at one time or another.
But it's still YUM! (And kind of Thankgsiving-esque. You remember, Squanto and the Native Americans teaching the Pilgrims about maize? Saving the illegal-alien Puritans from imminent starvation and all? )
So since the Halloween Candy Apple recipes went over like apparent gangbusters...here without further ado:
HOWDY PILGRIM CORNBREAD PUDDING
1 can creamed corn
1 can kernel corn (drained)
1 cup sour cream (8 oz.)
3 beaten eggs
1 stick butter (or margarine)
1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
Preheat oven to 350° (Jiffy says 375°--use your oven discretion!) and grease 1-1/2 quart oven-proof bowl or casserole dish. (At this point, my chaptermate's recipe just smooshes all the ingredients together and pours them into the greased bowl. That works!) But if you want to complicate things, here's thusly:
Pour butter and corn into prepared dish. Blend in sour cream. In separate bowl, beat eggs and stir into casserole along with muffin mix.
Bake 35-40 minutes in 375° oven or 1 hour in 350° oven. (Personally, I think 1 hour is too long. Main thing: DON'T BURN IT! I like it MOIST!) It's done when the center is firm and/or the knife and/or toothpick is more or less clean (You know the drill!)
Squanto would be so proud!
Did I mention? I'm all about the puddin'!