Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Art of Food

My son, (a chef)  met
the Barefoot Contessa at a book signing in NYC
for "Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That.?"
Ina Garten is a fabulous cook.
People who love food are my kind of people!

Sharing a favorite recipe:
I've  made this for the holidays for
over 30 years, in seven different states
and Costa Rica. It was always a hit!

photo by als

Steamed Cranberry Pudding


  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 cups whole cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water. Stir in the molasses, then mix in the cranberries and flour. Pour into a greased 6 cup steamer mold.
  2. Cover the mold, and place into a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover the steaming pot. Cook over medium heat for one hour before checking, but it will take about 1 1/2 hours total. A toothpick inserted into the pudding should come out clean. Loosen the edges, and cool on a wire rack in the mold.
  3. Make the hard sauce just before serving: Heat the unsalted butter, cream, 1 cup sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook stirring constantly until heated through and smooth.
  4. Cut small piece and pour the sauce over, serve warm...

1 comment:

  1. Meeting Barefoot Contessa... super cool! I love her cooking and always get hooked watching her show....