AMISH DATE PUDDING
Amish Date Pudding: This is a recipe I've posted before but it's worth posting again. And again. Especially as the warm days of summer begin to unfold. Date pudding is a summer treat in many Amish settlements. It's an enduring Amish food mystery for me because dates (middle eastern) have not no real roots or cultural culinary commonality (say that fast 3 times!) with the Amish. But this dish turns up again and again at Amish events. I don't care if you like dates or not or don't know whether you like dates, you'll like this pudding. It is so cool and refreshing, I think the homemade brown sugar sauce just knocks it out of the park. This isn't the best photo in the world,but I caught some being served at an Amish benefit supper last year and got this photo. YUM! I'm not even sure where they buy dates. I assume you can get them at most supermarkets, but I can't stay that I've seen them or gone specifically looking for them.
- HOMEMADE DATE PUDDING
- 1 c. chopped dates
- 1 c. boiling water
- 1½ c. flour
- 1 c. chopped nuts
- ½ c. brown sugar
- 1½ c. white sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tbsp. butter
- ½ tsp. salt
- BROWN SUGAR SAUCE:
- 1½ c. brown sugar, 1½ c. boiling water,1 tbsp. butter
- Cream butter, sugar, and egg together.
- Put dates, soda, and boiling water together; let set until cool and mix everything together.
- Pour in greased 9×13 pan and pour brown sugar sauce over top.
- Bake 40 minutes at 375 degrees.
- Cool, cut into chunks, mix with Cool Whip.