The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made a Lemon Pudding Cake for dessert.
The Lemon Pudding Cake was soft and moist. The lemon flavour was lovely.
- 2 large lemons
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 1 1/3 cups milk
Source: South Arm Community Kitchen
Michelle shared this Dairy Free Blender Chocolate Pudding recipe in the South Arm Older Adults Community Kitchen.
Michelle served the chocolate pudding in the above yogurt jar which she bought from a British lady in a garage sale. Serving dessert in little glass jar makes it more desirable. 125ml mason jar also makes a great vessel to serve dessert in the holiday season.
- 2 bananas
- 1 pound (or 349g) package silken tofu
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup sugar
If you can’t find silken tofu, you can substitute it with soft tofu.
Tofu made from soybean curds:
- is naturally gluten-free and low calorie, contains no cholesterol and is an excellent source of protein, iron and calcium.
- it is an important source of protein especially for vegans, vegetarians and those looking to move toward a more plant-based diet.
- it provides 44% of daily calcium needs, 9% of magnesium, and 40% iron and also contains small amounts of Vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B-6, folate, choline, phophorus, manganese and selenium
Source of info: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/278340.php
Serves about 6
For dessert, Michelle prepared a favourite of her household, a Decadent Chocolate Pudding.
For this recipe, Michelle used dark, dutched cocoa like Cocoa Camino for its health benefit which include reducing risk of heart problems.
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup cocoa (dutch processed)
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 cups milk (we used 2% milk, any should work)
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (the good ones!)
Source: South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club
For dessert, Minoo shared this delicious Lemon Pudding Cake recipe at the South Arm Cooking Club for seniors. The recipe somehow did not turn out as it should be as there is a confusion in translating the recipe from metric weight to cup. Nevertheless, I like this slightly cakey recipe.
The Lemon Pudding Cake is light and lemony. It is a great finish to a meal.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar (better if you have vanilla sugar)
- grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour (we used all-purpose flour)
- 285 ml milk
Serves 4 to 6
For dessert, Christina, Paul and Lorna made this Easy Chocolate Pudding for the South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors pizza mania meet. Apparently, Paul is a fan of chocolate. This Easy Chocolate Pudding is made specifically for Paul.
This Easy Chocolate Pudding recipe is adapted from John Scharffenberger. This recipe serves 6. The chocolate pudding is not overly sweet and I’m sure kids will love this. This makes a great dessert for any chocolate lover.
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups whole milk (we used 2% milk for a lower fat)
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (or good chocolate chips)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Bought this Mango Pudding from the T&T Supermarket in one of our recent grocery shopping. We like mangoes and used to buy them when it is in season. We though we try out this mango pudding and see how it compares with the fruit.
The pudding is made in Malaysia. It’s packaged in a plastic mold giving a nice shape. It looks good enough to serve as dessert when we have guests. We bought this for $1.68 each.
Zee shared with me another Indian recipe. It’s an Indian dessert called Kheer. Kheer is basically an Indian Rice Pudding.
I love dessert and this is a very simple dessert recipe to make with some left over cooked rice on hand.
- 1 1/4 cup 2% milk
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup cooked rice, mushed up
- 5 cashews, cut up
- 5 walnuts, cut up
- raisin, soaked to soften (optional)
- 2 tablespoons Kheer mix dissolved in 2 tablespoons of luke warm water
- 4 tablespoons sugar
Kheer mix can be found in ethnic groceries stores. If you do not have Kheer mix, you can substitute the Kheer mix, milk and sugar with 1 can of evaporated milk and 1 can of condensed milk.
Click in the link below for instructions.
Sweet cherries are great just eating them as they are. However, we picked so much cherries that I have to bake something with them. I found this recipe which uses sweet cherries. It’s a pudding cake.
This pudding cake is so juicy that juices over run onto my oven. So, if you would like to attempt this recipe, use a bigger pan or put an aluminum foil lined baking sheet below your pan to catch the juices.
- 3 cups cherries, pitted, thawed if frozen
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (necessary)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 cup boiling water
I must say that the most tedious part of this recipe is pitting the cherries.
Tou Foo Fa or Douhua (in Mandarin), is a soft and tofu dessert. Tou Foo Fa is made by coagulating soy milk into curds. Tou Foo Fa is usually served warm in sweet syrup but many people also like it chilled.
When I grew up in Malaysia, it was a very common hawker food where the vendors walk from house to house screaming “Tou — Fooo — Faaa — Tou — Jeong — Sui”. We look forward to this which they usual come around in the afternoon. These days no one sells it this way anymore. It was quite common that this pudding is made in a big wooden barrel.
In Canada, you may find Tou Foo Fa only in specialty tofu stores. However, the more common soy milk can be found in many groceries stores like Safeway, the Superstore, and Save-On-Food. I learned how to make Tou Foo Fa from soymilk from a friend in a home bible study group and have since made Tou Foo Fa for the family. Arkensen is a great fan of Tou Foo Fa. He enjoys it cold.
The biggest challenge in making Tou Foo Fa is that almost all steps must be followed correctly or else it would turn out too watery. Tou Foo Fa is supposed to be soft and smooth like puddings.
- 1 litre of sweetened soy milk
- 1.5 teaspoons of gypsum powder (熟石膏粉)
- 1.5 teaspoons of cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon of hot water
The above ingredients is sufficient to make servings for four.