Poor Man's Pudding Cake (Pouding Chomeur)
photo by vltseng
- Ready In:
- In a saucepan melt butter or margarine; stir in brown sugar.
- Add water and vanilla.
- Bring to a boil.
- Meanwhile, make the dough.
- Cream butter or margarine; add sugar.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
- Add to butter mixture alternately with milk.
- Pour syrup into a 9 X 13 baking dish.
- Drop dough by teaspoons over syrup.
- Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.
I was in grade #, when we were doing restaurant wars in which we had groups of 3-4 and we had to make up a french restaurant and my group chose to have a vintage restaurant and our's was a specialty dessert restaurant so we had to choose a type of french Canadian dessert from the websites our teacher had given us and this was one of the websites and when I looked up french Canadian desserts I came across this and it looked good so I asked my mom if we could try making this for my project and my mom agreed. When we actually made it, it tasted even better than it looked. I would definitely recommend this dish and recipe to others who want to try something new and amazing!
This was very good. My husband enjoyed it a lot. I liked it too- but I am not used to eating brown sugar deserts like this- even after living in Quebec for 5 years!My mother in law adds evaporated milk or cream to the brown sugar mix instead of water- and it is sooo creamy! This would also be good made with a fresh blueberry syrup which is used just as often as brown sugar here. In case anyone wonders: when you add the batter in by the spoon full in a uniform pattern all over the dish- it spreads and makes a cake on top. It looks nice served upside down!
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