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Family Recipe Friday - Poor Man's Pudding

Here is another recipe from my Mom’s rich French-Canadian heritage. Pouding Chomeur (French for poor man’s pudding) is a recipe deeply imbedded in our Canadian culture.

My mother is a 10th generation French-Canadian; her ancestors arrived in Canada in the early 17th century. My mother was definitely poor, her father was a transient farmer, and she is one of seven girls, who all worked on the farms until they married. Only the seventh daughter completed high school. 

The basis behind this recipe was to create a very sweet dessert with some basics from the kitchen cupboard.  My father renamed this recipe,  now known in our house as Poor Mom’s Pudding.

Poor Mom’s Pudding
Mix together make batter and pour into a greased baking dish. 
1 cup sifted flour
¼ cup white sugar
2 level tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ cup raisins
½ cup 2% milk

Sauce:  Mix 2 ½ cups boiling water
1 cup brown sugar
1 dessert  spoon of butter

Pour syrup slowly over cake batter and bake for 4o minutes at 350 F
This is a great dessert on a cold winter’s night.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have this recipe as well! I looked it up tonight because I wanted to see if there was another recipe like ours. We are from the East Coast. We had this for dessert today after Sunday dinner.