Friday, November 26, 2010

TRYING PERSIMMONS PART #2 AND MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK FOR PREPARATION FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Let's face it -nobody has ever done a more complete book for preparing for the Holidays than the 1989 classic "Martha Stewart's Christmas" Book.  I pick it up year after year and reread the recipes and look at those wonderful photos! 





 Last week I bought 3 persimmons at the grocery store and on Thanksgiving Day I decided to make Martha Stewart's Steamed Persimmon Pudding!  I have 4 lidded pudding containers and used the 2 quart size for this pudding:



The smell of the persimmons - by the way - these must be very ripe indeed- was a little like a mango...



I used a lidded turkey roaster and filled it with water 1/2 the way up and steamed the pudding for 2 hours 15 minutes!


It came out looking wonderful!  I followed Martha's instuctions and made the lemon sauce which I poured over the pudding...



The cinnamon spice gave it a light spice flavor that was very nice!





A very pretty presentation and also unique!


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7 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh my but that looks beautiful and so good. I used my persimmons in a fruit salad and they were so good.

Johanna said...

Hello Bernideen,
your pudding looks very tempting. I have never cooked with persimmons. But I can imagine that it tasts lovely.
Gretings, Johanna

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Hello!

My mom has a persimmon tree in San Diego and they make the most lovely desserts and salads. Your pudding is beautiful and I'm sending your recipe along to mom and saving it in hopes that she will send me some!!!!

Faythe Fukumoto said...

That looks so good..Yum!

Faythe Fukumoto said...

Oh that looks so good..

Lavender Cottage said...

Boy, that's an old book Bernideen. The pudding looks delicious and appears it would feed a crowd.
Judith

Beth said...

I've never tried a persimmon. This sounds good. Martha looks a lot different, but then, I suppose I did also 20+ years ago!