Friday, December 08, 2006

Snow Day Recipe Blogging

Remember how I asked for snow a while back? It came - over 2 feet of it! The world around here is pretty much snowed in; school is closed and our car looks like a giant tic-tac. We have been out in the snow shoveling a bit, playing with the neighborhood kiddos and enjoying things. We were supposed to have a friend for dinner tonight, but she is completely inundated and probably won't be making it far - so the awesome baked fish and risotto dinner I had planned is just for me and the Dutchman!

So, this is one of my favorite desserts - I like it because it's easy and it impresses guests.

*Cherry Pudding Limousin*
- 10 tbsps. cake flour
- 10 tbsps. powdered sugar
- generous 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups scalded and cooled milk (heat milk up to just under the boiling point and then let it cool)
- 3 large eggs
- 1 generous pound of black cherries (washed, stemmed, and pitted)

1. Sift cake flour, powdered sugar, and salt into a bowl.
2. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and drop the eggs, slightly beaten, into the well.
3. Stir into the eggs the 3 cups of scalded and cooled milk.
4. Using a wooden spoon, mix a very small amount of the flour mixture at a time into the liquid. The mixture should be very smooth.
5. Add the cherries to the batter gradually, mixing thoroughly with a spoon.
6. Pour the batter into a well-buttered large, shallow casserole dish (a pie plate would probably also work).
7. Bake it at 400 degrees F. for 30 minutes or until top is delicately browned.
8. Sprinkle the top with powdered sugar and serve warm or cold. I also put a little bit of lightly sweetened whipped heavy cream (with a little vanilla added) on top when I serve it.

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