Ayres' Cake Crumb Pudding with Custard Sauce

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Cooking Method: Bake


2 c bread or cake crumbs
1/2 c buttermilk or sour milk (sour milk: 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice or vinegar and enough milk to make 1/2 cup, let sit 5 min.
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c dark corn syrup or molasses
1/4 c sifted cake flour
1/2 c raisins
1/2 c pecans
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c + 2 tsp. butter
custard sauce:
1 1/3 c milk
2 1/2 Tbsp + 1/2 tsp. sugar
pinch salt
1 egg, beaten
1/3 tsp vanilla

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Julia Ferguson Recipe
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Greenwood, IN (pop. 49,791)
Member Since Aug 2011
Julia's notes for this recipe:
I have not had this nor have I made it yet. My Grandma must have liked it because this recipe was sent to her by the manager of the L.S.Ayers Tea Room with a note thanking her for her interest and her comments on how good this dessert is.
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Cream butter and sugar.
Mix soda with buttermilk or sour milk.
Add beaten egg, corn syrup and buttermilk mixture.
Sift flour, cinnamon and cloves.
Add raisins and nuts to the flour mixture.
Mix flour mixture into egg mixture.
Add bread or cake crumbs.
Pour into lightly greased baking dish.
Cover and bake in 350 degree F. oven for 15 minutes.
Uncover and bake for 15 minutes more.
CUSTARD SAUCE: In a double boiler, scald milk, add sugar and salt. Then add, very slowly, 1/4 of the hot mixture to the beaten egg. Stir the egg mixture into the remaining hot mixture and cook until the mixture coats the spoon, stirring constantly. Do not allow the water in the lower section of the double boiler to boil. Add vanilla. Cool and serve.

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user Lynnda Cloutier eatygourmet - Sep 29, 2011
Looks good to me! Saved!
user Shelia Tucker cookbooking - Sep 29, 2011
Everything sounds good, What fun to have your Grandmas' recipes , I bet she ordered this every time , Since this was from a Tea Room , It must be Yummy and Your Grandma knew it was . Thank-You for sharing her recipe Julia .
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