If there’s a mug, it MUST be a real holiday!
The ‘Indian’ in Indian Pudding is cornmeal – or Indian Meal
The not-so pretty color of Indian Pudding is the molasses that sweetens it
Many recipes call for sugar, too…add or not as your choice.
With the added spices it tastes a lot like gingerbread…
Ice cream on top is never a bad thing. In Charlemont MA there was a little place serving Indian Pudding with Pumpkin Ice Cream – genius!
One of the worse – and I do mean totally dreadful Indian Pudding recipes I have ever seen called for
- a box of corn muffin mix
- a box of instant butterscotch pudding
Do I need to say any more???????
Sure, pour milk over it and set it in a slow cooker for a couple of hours and it’ll sorta look like IP – but what about the
The corn muffins of my youth. Add blueberries or cranberries or just serve warm with butter and honey.
And now a link for a recipe…..
Slow Cooker Indian Pudding
National Indian Pudding Day isn’t until November, but Indian Pudding was in the headlines recently…
with Barbra Streisand
Paul Marotto Wireimages for BSB
Who was in Boston to sing……
(review of her show here )
But one thing Babs said really caught everyone’s attention: she said in one of her first visits to Boston, she went to Durgin-Park and ate Indian Pudding. But then just recently, she said, when she asked about Durgin-Park, she was told it was closed!
We’re not sure who Babs was talking to, but clearly they provided her with wrong information. Durgin-Park is still open for business, and after Streisand’s concert, the restaurant was deluged with phone calls the next morning.
“Were not closed, we’re still open,” said Petya Petkova, one of Durgin-Park’s managers.
So this is Durgin-Park’s
Baked Indian Pudding recipe
in case they ever do close. They have been serving Indian Pudding since 1827 when they opened.
Barbra – save this recipe!
Here’s a slightly different version:
An Ode to Durgin Park’s Indian Pudding
Durgin-Park Indian Pudding with ice cream
What is Indian Pudding?
Corn meal (that’s the Indian, as in Indian corn, part)
This is one of my favorite milkmaid images – Gerard ter Borch 1652 – or you can buy some milk already strained and bottled at the store…
and molasses, all cooked and cooked and cooked until just right.
You can buy it in a canOr you can watch me in this How2Heroes Video and learn to make it, easy peasy.
A special shout out to Megan Stanley who shopped and cooked and packed and schlepped and packed again and schlepped more and cleaned like the super duper trooper she is.
Ice cream definitely gilds this lily – and leftovers are GREAT for breakfast. It’s also traditional to serve at Thanksgiving.