I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pumpkin Pouding au Chomeur

Pouding au chomeur, or poor man's pudding, is a traditional French Canadian dessert adapted to pumpkin flavour here. If you want to try the original flavour use butter and egg instead of pumpkin and leave out the spices.

1 cup sugar
2 tbsps butter, softened (or 2 tbsps pumpkin purée)
1 egg (or 1/4 cup pumpkin purée)
1  3/4 cup flour
1  1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp allspice

2 cups brown sugar
2 cups milk or cream (or combination of both)
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla

Cream sugar and butter (or pumpkin) together.  Add egg (or additional pumpkin).
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and spices.
Add to the sugar mixture alternating with the milk until combined. Pour into a greased 2.5 L baking dish. Set aside.

For the syrup:
In a saucepan bring sugar, milk and butter to a boil and simmer until the sugar dissolves and the butter melts. Remove from heat and add vanilla.

Pour over cake using a spoon so that where you're pouring doesn't make a hole in the cake. Do not stir.  As the cake bakes this syrup will go to the bottom to form a sauce.
Bake at 375 F for 30-40 minutes.
 Check for doneness with a cake tester or toothpick.
Serve plain or with whipped cream.

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