Monday, August 10, 2009

The JOYS of cooking!

I'm participating in Karri's theme of finding a joy each day. I had a yummy breakfast this morning so here is my first JOY. Of course, it had to be food related! Oh no!!!
So when I decided to bake last night and make this wonderful recipe that I picked up from The Ozarks Sentinel while we were in Branson, MO................

I had to laugh out loud when I saw that my well stocked supply of Baking Soda was nearly antiques. The red one expired in 1990! HA Guess I have not done much baking lately!! I had one can that expires in October of this year so I was able to continue with my recipe. Too funny. Good thing I check the dates on things before I use them, huh?!

Bess Truman's Ozark Pudding Recipe


1 egg

3/4 cup sugar

2 TBSP all-purpose flour

1 1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup chopped peeled apple (this ended up being only 1/2 of a large apple)

1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)

1 tsp vanilla (I don't use imitation)

Whipped cream-with a touch of rum if desired or vanilla ice cream


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10 inch pie pan.

Beat the egg & sugar together until smooth. Add the flour, baking powder & salt. Blend well. Fold in the apples, nuts & vanilla. Pour into the prepared pie pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove from the oven: the pudding will fall, but it's supposed to. Serve warm with the whipped cream or ice cream.

I didn't have any whipped cream or ice cream but I would vote for the ice cream. I think when I have my daughters baby shower later this month I will triple this recipe and fill some sturdy cup cake cups with it to form individual servings. It is very yummy and looks really pretty once you crack the topping and makes the whole house smell really good! Enjoy!


  1. Food brings me joy too! Thanks for the great recipe - I love the idea of individual servings! Yummy!

  2. Oh looks so delicious!!! I wish I could bake like that but usually my cakes dont come out from the pot or they burn from the top and stay raw in the middle..;)))

    Have a sunny week and thank you for your comment!!

    Hugs, Minnamarika

  3. Yum! I have a ladies meeting soon, guess what dish I am bringing. Thanks for a great idea. donna


I would love to hear your ideas or comments!