We've been getting together since October, 1998 and our very first book was "She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb. I served dinner at my place - roast beef with Yorkshire Puddings and my mom's recipe for apple crisp.
In the years since, we've read well over 150 books and have added new recipes to our cook's arsenals - like today's recipe for Pudding Chomeur for the Canadian Food Experience Project.
When I tasted this family recipe passed down from Raymonde's mother in Gerrardville Quebec, I knew this traditional dish was going to become my family's Christmas dessert - and it also proves my theory that the very best recipes are the old time ones.
If you've never tried Pudding Chomeur, I hope this post will inspire you to give it a go and, I promise, you won't be disappointed!
Please enjoy my easy to follow step by step video.
The printable recipe can be found here: Pudding Chomeur
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 3 tbsp butter
- Boil for two minutes
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp shortening or butter
- 1 beaten egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- Beat all the cake ingredients together and put in the bottom of greased square 8x8 cake pan.
- Pour the sauce evenly over top of the cake. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. The sauce will turn to a creamy fudgy layer onthe bottom of cake. Slice and scoop with a spatula making sure to get lots of caramel sauce.
- Serve warm with ice cream.
The recipe can be made the day ahead and then re-heated for ten minutes at 350 just before serving.
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