Bread and Butter Pudding

This makes a delicious holiday dessert, warm, rich, moist nourishing and comforting.

  • 1 loaf Panatone bread
  • 250g softened butter
  • 1/2 liter cream
  • 1/2 liter milk
  • 1/2 c maple syrup
  • 2 t vanilla essence or 2 vanilla beans
  • 9 eggs
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt

Method:
Warm the cream, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, eggs and cinnamon gently on the stove-top. Do not allow to boil.

Slice the Panatone and thickly butter each slice.

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Kutia Pudding

From Russia, this is a traditional sweet pudding that is served at Christmastime. 2 c cracked wheat ½ c sugar ½ c honey ½ c chopped walnuts ¼ c poppy seeds Method: Rinse wheat. Cook in water until done, about ¾ of an hour. Add water during cooking if necessary. Stir during cooking so that wheat will not stick to…

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Traditional Eggnog

12 eggs, separated- use eggs from chickens you know personally if possible 3/4 c honey 1 pt whiskey ¼ pt rum 1 pt thin cream 1 pt heavy cream, whipped nutmeg, grated Method:Beat yolks until light. Gradually add honey (warm in ban marie if it is too solid). Continue to beat until thick and lemon colored. Add whiskey, rum and…

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Old Fashioned Hot Buttered Rum

1 c brown sugar 1 c boiling water 3 qt cider 1 qt Jamaican rum ¼ lb melted butter cinnamon Method:Dissolve brown sugar in boiling water. Add cider and bring to a boil. Add rum, stir thoroughly. Add butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve hot.

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Wine Torte

(Viner Terta) is a very interesting traditional Icelandic Cake, this is a favorite recipe from Tastefully Yours, the Cook’s Book by Grace W. Taubman (1969).

Makes 2 cakes of 5 layers each

Torte Layers:

  • 1 c butter
  • 2 c sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ c sour cream
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 6 c flour
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t ground cardamom

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