Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
another wintery dessert, full of flavor
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 cup molasses
- 2 cups milk
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- put butter in microwave dish for i minute, set aside.
- in 3 qt micro casserole combine milk, molasses, sugar, cornmeal, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cover.
- cook on hi for 5-10 minutes until thickened, stirring once meanwhile beat eggs into melted butter, and add vanilla.
- add to casserole pan, stirring constantly.
- por into 6 ramekins and put in a circle in the microwave.
- cook uncovered for 10-12 minutes on medium.
- let stand 10 minutes.
- to serve, loosen with a knife and invert onto plates.
Tasty and easy. The consistency is surprising...but you get used to it. Mine didn't unmold; they fell apart so we just ate them out of the ramekins with some whipped cream. Maybe that's because I interpreted "medium power" on the microwave as 50%. I'm not sure what "medium power" should be.
This was so good that I spent last night and today trying to figure out how to describe it. As Rita said, it is kind of a cross between pumpkin pie and gingerbread, but even that doesn't capture the full flavor. The cornmeal lends a light, almost 'nutty' flavor to the pudding. It set up much better than I had thought it might in the microwave. In our 1200w oven, I the first step took approx 5 min and the second took 10-11. The only change I made was to substitute sorghum for the molasses (nothing like finding out last minute that you're missing one of the main ingredients you were sure you had on hand!), but the two are basically interchangable so there was no real difference in the final product. It smelled wonderful, especially while standing after cooking. The girls were so excited to try theirs they could hardly wait; it was still so warm that it melted the whipped cream they put on top, lol. I waited a bit longer, then put some half-and-half over mine. We left one in the fridge overnight to see how it would be cold - it was also excellent chilled, and had even more of the pumpkin pie resemblance that way. The girls are already requesting it again so I have a feeling this will become a regular in our house. Thanks so much for posting!
Oh My ___ !!! I just loved this! It`s a mix between Pumpkin pie and ginger bread cookies!