Monday, November 21, 2016

Persimmon Pudding


Where are all the kitties this cold morning? 


there's sunshine going to waste here.

I've been so wrapped up talking about leaves lately that I forgot to mention how our little trip turned out. The one Shelby and I made up through the country last week. 

We met our niece Vicki and her two sons, Seth and Clay, at the church cemetery. We put new flowers on mama's grave and visited at our brother Jackie's grave. Jackie is Vicki's dad.

Vicki brought us the fourteen bags of frozen persimmon pulp. I bought 4 bags, Shelby bought 10, of course.  

So, here's my try at persimmon pudding... 



It's delicious, but not quite right. Good old fashioned persimmon pudding has a certain texture that is hard to describe. It's moist and a little sticky with a dark shiny look. It's a pudding that can be cut into squares and eaten without a fork. It is not cake-like at all.

My persimmon pudding is a touch too cake-like, and here's what I did wrong...Mama's recipe calls for plain flour...I used self-rising. Mama's recipe calls for buttermilk...I used whole milk.  I'll be prepared and hopefully, get it right next time.

Here's mama's recipe...


Persimmon Pudding


2 cups persimmon pulp
2 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
3 eggs
1 stick melted butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt                bake at 300 for 1 hour

Do you think the days are going by faster now? Seriously! Seems like all I do is open and close curtains.


and speaking of curtains, I put the curtains up in the living room again. With this cold weather, it just feel cozier and warmer.

Supper is cooking. Poppy is hunting. Better go check on things...and close the curtains! Night time gets here mighty early these days.

Love,
Henny






23 comments:

  1. Oh I hate that you did not like your persimmon pudding. I use self-rising flour and fat free milk. Oh well it looks yummy in the picture. Love you and loved our visit.

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  2. The pudding sure looks good. Thanks for the recipe. I saved it and will try it.
    Know what you mean about the curtains. : )

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  3. No persimmons, so no pudding here. would love to taste yours though.
    I don't like closing up the house by 5:00, but I don't like black windows either.

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  4. I don't believe I have ever had persimmon anything. It would be nice to try sometime. Yes the days are going by so fast...at least the hours of daylight. Except for the holidays, I don't like this time of year much because of so much darkness. By the time we get around to groundhog day, I feel like we're making progress going the other way...but we've got quite awhile before then. Stay warm inside....here we've got winter already and everything is white and icy. I worry about slipping and falling so have to be careful where and when I go out. Take good care Henny!

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  5. Your Persimmon pudding looks so good. I have no idea how a Persimmon tastes though but being a fruit I imagine it's tasty.
    Yes, the day goes by quickly but the long dark evenings I don't care for!!

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  6. Hello, Henny! Your home is just so beautiful! I've never made persimmon pudding, but it sounds delicious! I bet you'll ace it once you use the plain flour and buttermilk! And God love you for rescuing your 3 kitties! Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on our new rescue!

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  7. Would you believe that I have never heard of persimmon pudding? It looks yummy. Is it a southern specialty? If so, I'm surprised I haven't come across it here in NC.
    It sure is getting dark early and it seems like the minute the sun goes down my teeth start chattering :).
    The view out your window is gorgeous!

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  8. Ive never done anything with persimmons either! What do they taste like anyway? I'm with you.......way too much opening and closing of curtains!!---i dont like how it gets DARK SO EARLY!!

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  9. I agree the days just go by faster and faster! Your pudding look pretty good:)

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  10. It does look really good, shame it didn't turn out as you wanted. Persimmon is not something I have come across before. Its getting dark early over here too.

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  11. My cats love the sun streaming thru the windows, too. Our little chihuahua mix really hogs the warm sun on the back of the sofa now that our weather is cold! Your persimmon pudding looks very delicious. I've never tried persimmon before. Thx for sharing the recipe. How very special to have that recipe. Your curtains are beautiful. Like you, it seems I am always closing the drapes due to it getting dark so early. God bless your day!

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  12. your windows and curtains are displaying warmth and serenity of your house dear.
    thank you for sharing this delicious recipe

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  13. I love persimmon pudding! I had never even heard of it until we moved to NC and there was lady at my church who brought hers to church potlucks. I hadn't had any in so long until one of our recent patients at the clinic brought us some one day. My son in TN has a huge persimmon tree in his yard and he even tried his hand at making a pudding...and it must have been good because they all gobbled it up! Whether yours wasn't quite up to par by your standards, it surely looks beautiful! I bet it was delicious anyway :)

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  14. I'm not fond of the short days either, but that's the fall and winter seasons for you and I do enjoy living in an area where the four season are different. I tend to want to go to bed earlier, when the nights come so soon, LOL.

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  15. That pudding looks just delicious! Yes, time is flying quite fast these days. I try to enjoy each and every hour that Our Lord has blessed us with. And the cabin is looking quite cozy with the curtains up :0) Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day dear lady :D mari

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  16. I have never had anything persimmon but your pudding looks delicious. I know what you mean trying to get a recipe just right. I have yet to make Yorkshire pudding like my mother in law did.

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  17. I've never tried persimmon before, your pudding does look good though xx

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  18. The persimmon pudding looks interesting. We see them for sale in our produce stores right now. Earlier in the year I did make a persimmon/peach jam from some cheap persimmons I froze from last year. I'd certainly be buying those bags of pulp for $2.50! Maybe the persimmons we see have been shipped from your area, because I know they don't grow around here! I've been closing our living room curtains in the evening for the last while, because I too find it much cosier. PS, saw your comment, thanks.

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  19. Never heard of that kind of pudding before

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  20. As Granny Marigold stated I too have no idea what a persimmon tastes like. Your pudding looks delicious!

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  21. Good thing you bought extra. Now you can make it perfect the second time around.

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  22. That view out your windows would make me want to leave the curtains open all the time. You are certainly wealthy in critters and the wonders of God's landscaping.

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