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In memory of Mother: Recipe for baked Indian pudding

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Mother liked to try her hand at making deserts from whatever she had on hand. The following recipe comes from my mother’s cookbook. From my family to yours, enjoy!

Ingredients for making the pudding: ¼ cup yellow corn meal, 5 cups whole milk, ¼ cup dark molasses, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 tablespoon butter.

Directions: Mix corn meal with 1 cup of milk. Scald the remaining 4 cups of milk in a double-boiler. Add corn meal, molasses, salt, spices, butter, and mix well. Pour greased pan and bake in oven at 275 degrees for 2 hours. Serve with a custard sauce.

Check out my recipe for old-fashioned custard sauce.

All ingredients can be purchased at Fresh Pride on 8506 Chesapeake Boulevard in Norfolk, Virginia.

Welcome in the New Year with a 50 dollar gift card from Fresh Pride! All one has to do is send in a recipe for making their favorite dessert. The deadline is Saturday, December 21st. Three finalists will be chosen and will have their recipe posted LIVE during the week of December 23 rd. The winner will be posted online, Saturday, December 30th. If you missed out on Fresh Pride’s recipe contest for October, check out this one for November. Fresh Pride is giving away a $50.00 gift card. Send recipes to sharonelane@gmail.com. In the subject line, write “Favorite Dessert Recipe Contest.”

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