I’m a little late in posting this, but over Thanksgiving Mom and I made an Indian Pudding. Here’s a few photos of the process.
It tasted okay but the consistency was off. The Indian Pudding I had at the restaurant in Rhode Island last October was really … the consistency of pudding. Mine – not so much.
I’m pretty sure the form it needs to have before going into the oven needs to be less watery. I think this because all the cornmeal settled at the bottom of the dish. When you look at the photo above, you can see a darker layer at the bottom which is the cornmeal separated from the other ingredients. The pudding I had in October had consistent cornmeal throughout. Not sure how to achieve this with the recipe I was using.
Anyone have any suggestions?
I’m also wondering if I should have cooked it in a different type of dish. Anyone have any thoughts on that?
For Christmas, Mom and I tried Indian Pudding in a can. I purchased this can at the country store in Mystic Village in Mystic, CT when I was up there last October. I think I paid like $8 or $9 for the can. Crazy, I know, but I couldn’t resist. It was Look’s Atlantic Premium Indian Pudding.
Humm … not so sure about the aesthetic appeal of this product outside of the can. It tasted … meh. I had a few bites and took a pass on the rest. Ate around it to finish the ice cream.
Over Thanksgiving, Mom and I tried our hand at Johnny Cakes again. We did pretty good. They make a nice Thanksgiving breakfast. I pulled down an old cast iron skillet from the attic to cook them in since I was informed this was a definite necessity. And yes, we used lots of real butter as well.
While up in Rhode Island, I picked up this bottle of real Rhode Island Maple Syrup. Bought it at Ma and Pa’s store in Hopkinton. Made a nice addition to our Johnny Cakes. I’m still a little confused as to why some Rhode Islanders are insistent Johnny Cakes are NOT to be served with maple syrup, yet every restaurant I saw them at in RI only served them for breakfast and put down a bottle of maple syrup in front of you. What’s up with that?