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Fayette Co, KY, United States
I am a country girl stuck in the city, for the time-being. I enjoy the country way of life, and practice that in my home as best I can by canning and preserving foods, cooking and baking from scratch, crocheting, living vicariously thru the many blogs I follow about country life. I enjoy learning about raising livestock, and glean from my past employment and personal experiences of working with animals to fuel some of my postings. I have 5 cats, who keep my life interesting. And I am also an amateur poet. Thanks for stopping by and checking out this Farmer-gal who is caught in town, for now.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Recipe - Down-in-the-Dumps Pudding

I was going to make this recipe and put the photos of each step on here, but decided against it since it's a very rich dessert, and I'd end up eating it in a day or two, going thru many sugar highs - so I'll forego the photos.

This pudding is a recipe from the cookbook - A Family Raised on Sunshine by Beverly Nye. She says in the cookbook that she makes this recipe on days when she's feeling a bit depressed, and it picks her mood right up.

Down-in-the-Dumps Pudding

Beat together:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 tblsp cocoa

Stir in:
1 cup milk
4 tblsp vegetable oil
2 cups chopped nuts

Spread mixture in ungreased 9 x 13 in pan

Blend in a small bowl:
2 cups brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup cocoa

Sprinkle over top of batter

Pour over all: 3 cups hot water. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes

This turns out like a pudding cake and is extremely rich and decadent. I hope you enjoy this recipe

Take care All, and have a blessed Sunday, from KY


Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy,
The recipe sounds good. I'll have to try it soon.
I understand about making it and eating it! I am thinking of making a Cherry Yum Yum pie today but I know who will eat most of it..me, of course!

Thanks for the recipe.
Have a great day.

Marigold said...

It doesn't have any Peanuts, but I suppose one could substitute.

Kathy in KY said...

Marigold - it does call for nuts, so you could put peanuts in if you like. Get the OK from the GoatMother first, though.

kim in ky. said...

This one will be in my oven by
8:00 a.m. sharp!!

I imagine we will add a scoop of
vanilla bean ice cream for good measure.

Barbara said...

Oh now that sounds delish, I love anything with Chocolate, I will be trying this one for sure, hugs my Southern Friend, hugs to Y'all

sawn61 said...

My family use to make something real similar about 50 years ago. I am glad to stumble across your recipe. We may try making it again for this generation of the family.Thanks for sharing it.