Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The arrival of fall, a family milestone, and a persimmon pudding recipe.

Fall is here.
If I haven't told you before,
it's my favorite time of the year.

The leaves are just beginning to change.
In a week or two the hillsides will be bursting with color.

The Persimmon Festival has come to town this week.
Our little town will swell to at least twice its size.

It's the next best thing to Christmas around here.
Which means I can get the kids to do their chores without 
too much of an argument.

Like last night.
The boys did the dishes without one argument.
Not one.  
One of my hot chocolate mugs got broken.
But no arguments.
Impressive indeed.

One of my favorite treats this time of year is Persimmon Pudding.
If you're fortunate enough to get yourself some persimmons
here's a recipe.
It's the best.

2 cups persimmon pulp
2 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 stick butter, melted
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon soda
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Add sugar and pulp.  Add beaten eggs and mix well.
Add soda to buttermilk and stir until foaming stops.
Then add to pulp mixture. 
Sift dry ingredients together and add gradually to pulp mixture.
Add cream and butter
(which has been melted in a 9X13 baking pan, leaving enough to grease the bottom)
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

You're welcome.


  1. Fall is my very favorite season, too! :) Too bad Mother Nature has forgotten that Texas needs a season change. :(

    PS...thanks for your comments on my blog. :) How exciting to take your oldest to BYUI. :)

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