Tuesday, November 16, 2010

TRYING PERSIMMONS ON TEA TIME TUESDAY



Last night it was cold outside (it even snowed ever so slightly)
so we came home  and started a fire in the woodstove.  We had stopped at the grocery on the way home and I saw some persimmons in the produce area.  There were 3 things that I was interested in learning more about this year.  I noticed that all the really great cookbooks included recipes with figs, persimmons and pomegranites.

I have seen many food blogs that feature these items and I had seen a lovely salad on another blog at: Blessed Femina


You are visiting Bernideen's Tea Time Blog and
I wondered if I could find a recipe that was suited for Afternoon Tea. I opened my kitchen buffet to look through my tea books.





I thought I would start here and then move on to the cookbooks:



Actually I had started a file folder too labeled "persimmons" and found a recipe I had copied from Martha Stewart's Christmas (1989) which is my all time favorite book that she has done.  There was a PERSIMMON PUDDING on page 59.  How festive for the Holidays!





Martha always does the unusual and here it was....




I had tried my hand at steamed puddings before but I want to try this!  Perfect for Afternoon Tea!



I did run out of time however...so another day for the persimmons.  You CAN SEE my other Steam Puddings by clicking HERE

AND PLEASE VISIT OTHERS WHO CELEBRATE TEA TIME TUESDAY WITH SANDI ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND BY GOING HERE




8 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Bernideen,
I love steamed puddings although I have never actually made one, I'm ashamed to admit. I do well to make two fruit cakes although when my boys were growing up, I used to make fifteen different kinds of sweets for the holidays. I don't know where my energy level went! We had so much company in those days and of course the boys themselves loved it! These days, it's just the two of us most of the time so I don't bake like I used to. I do try to keep some goodies on hand for when the grandchildren drop in. Bible study night there's always something wonderful right from the oven but other than that... That persimmon pudding sure looks delectable!
Would love to take a peek into your shoppe! I would enjoy seeing some photos posted on here sometime. Thanks for sharing and hope you're having a splendid week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Johanna said...

Hello Berlideen,
very interesting post about the persimmons pudding.You have a huge amount of nice cookbooks. I have once made an English Christmas pudding,it is a steamed pudding as well. I am curious how your pudding will work out. I think it will be lovely.
Greetings, Johanna

Johanna said...

Oh, sorry! Bernideen, I made a mistake in your name. When I realized it, the comment was already gone. My hands are getting old.
Regards, Johanna

Rizzi said...

HI BERNIDEEN,
I NEVER TASTED STEAMED PUDDING,
ISN'T THAT SOMETHING. YOURS LOOK SO DELICIOUS, I ASK MY DAUGHTER JACKIE TO MAKE SOME, SHE IS A VERY GOOD COOK. SNOW,
WE DIDN'T SEE ANY HERE YET (NJ)
I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOME SNOW, IT BINGS ON THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT SO MUCH MORE, BUT OUR WEATHER IS COLD, RAINY TODAY. HAVE A NICE DAY. RIZZI

Lady Katherine said...

I just love having persimmons here on the farm. You persimmons looks perfect for Tea! I do love my persimmon cake for Tea too. Happy Tea Time.

Marilyn said...

Sounds yummy to me. I've made my great aunt's fig pudding both as a steamed pudding and once I even baked it because I was short on time. It was delicious and moist both ways. I was surprised at that! That wood stove looks very inviting, too. ♥♫

Angela McRae said...

I actually have a steamed pudding mold I have yet to try, so thanks for the inspiration!

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I have seen persimmon pudding quite often here in the Midwest in autumn.

It's usually baked in a 9 x 13 dish, perhaps to make serving easier for crowds.

I remember eating it long ago and it was delicious!