Langley Family Christmas: Economical Pudding was true to its name but tasty

For Langley Township Councillor David Davis, Christmas means his mom's old fashioned pudding.

  • Dec. 9, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Economical Pudding

from David Davis, Langley Township Councillor

2 cups brown sugar

2 cups boiling water

1 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp butter

1 cup milk

2 cups flour

4 tsp baking powder

Dates, raisins or nuts (my mom always used raisins)

Melt 2 cups brown sugar and boiling water together in a long pan. Cool. Mix together 1 cup brown sugar, butter, milk, flour, baking powder and raisins. Drop like dumplings into the sugar water. Bake 45 minutes at 350F degrees.

Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

My mom, Esther Davis, made this for my two sisters, Linda, Diane and I. Growing up on a farm 50 years ago, things were not always easy and sometimes there was no money. Economy Pudding was just that economical! My wife has tried to make this pudding for our family and even though it tastes good, it’s not like mom’s. I always liked it best when my mom would burn it a little on the top. Hope you enjoy the pudding. Merry Christmas!

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