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I come by my dislike lack of knowledge of baking honestly. Growing up we never had dessert after a meal at home, my Mom was definitely not the cookie baking type of mother. NOT that that’s a bad thing!! Even though she wasn’t rushing to bake us pies or cakes from scratch, what she did do very well was brown sugar pudding or ‘poor man’s pudding’. It was always (still is) requested for a special occasions and weekends home when we were at University. This most basic of desserts is nothing fancy, nothing flash or complicated. It is uncomplicated, simple, and comforting. The perfect rich satisfying end to a family meal. Worth fighting over and rushing home to eat the left overs before anyone else has a chance!

Since living away from I’ve made this a few times… as it is often requested. After a few attempts I’m getting pretty good at this classic family dish. It isn’t the most challenging of dishes but it never seems to taste as good as my mom’s. Hope you enjoy my family classic as much as we do!

Brown Sugar Pudding

Preheat oven 350F

  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 1 cup of brown sugar mixed with 1 tbsp of corn starch
  • 2 tbsp of butter

Mix the warm water and butter then add the brown sugar bring to a boil and let it boil (not rapidly) for at least 5 min.

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Mix together then add 1 cup of milk.  This will be lumpy because of the butter.  It needs to be lumpy.

Pour the hot brown sugar sauce into a greased bowl and then add the pudding mix – it will rise to the top.

Cook for at least 45 minutes and then keep checking on it.  It will be done in an hour but depending on your oven it could be done sooner so starting watching it after 45 minutes.

Let it cool about 5 to 10 min before serving.

IMG_1177My defence this picture (and the lumps) is a left-overs picture. The evening before it was lump free honest! It smelled so amazing the boys could not wait.. well I can’t even really blame it on them I didn’t want wait either!! So delicious 🙂