Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Burnham Pudding


Many years ago my sister-in-law, Valerie, shared this recipe with me. Every recipe that Valerie has shared has been just wonderful – she is an amazing cook! For a decadent Christmas dessert, make this up in 3-inch ramekins, sprinkle with cocoa powder and add a few dried cranberries to the top and to the plate for added color.

The trick is to not over bake as it will dry out. The dessert is cake-like on the outside with a hot gooey chocolate center. ****mmmmmm******

Burnham Pudding

1 egg
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. flour

note: you can replace the cocoa powder with 2 TBLSP of Baker’s chocolate that has been melted. Add the melted chocolate to the combined wet ingredients.

In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg then add the sugar and milk. Add dry ingredients to the wet. Fill greased ramekins 3/4 full and place in a large pyrex baking dish. Add water to the bottom of the pan so that it comes up about 1/2 way up the ramekin. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. The cake should be springy and the center still gooey. Serve warm topped with Hard Sauce.

ADDENDUM 12-15-11: here are two topping recipes: one with egg, one not.


1 TBSP butter, melted
2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1 egg - beaten well for 5 minutes

Mix all ingredients together serve on top of the steamed cake.

Hard Sauce: Beat until soft 5 tablespoons butter gradually. 3/4 pound box of 4X confectioners' sugar, beating until blended each time. Add 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla. When sauce is very smooth chill it thoroughly. Serves 4.


Julie Harward said...

Thanks for sharing...this is my kind of dessert! I am going to make it for sure for me and my hubby. :D

Sunny Simple Life said...

Cake like with a gooey center. Now you are talking my language.

fiberdoodles said...

Oh this looks very yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Merry Christmas

Vee said...

That sounds like a treasured recipe I have only we don't call it Burnham Pudding. Perhaps I will now.

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TheCrankyCrow said...

You had me at gooey. This sound positively decadent - and right up my alley. Thanks so much for sharing! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Low Tide High Style said...

Ok, that looks absolutely delicious! And your home is gorgeous all year ong, but especially at Christmastime!

Kat :)

Paula said...

Thank you for the recipe. It looks yummy. I do have a question, on the hard sauce you have egg listed, and the mixture is just beaten. Is it safe to eat raw egg like that? Just making sure I got the ingredients correct. thank you for your assistance
Merry Christmas

Elsie said...

Becky I will have to try this. I have never heard of this but it sure does look good. You made it
so beautiful to the eye. You good girl!!!

Terra said...

This sounds yummy and decadent, and perfect for the holiday season.

June said...

I can't wait to try this pudding. Thank you so much for sharing.

Mimi Sue said...

Sounds delicious! Tis the season for a decadent dessert or two. Mimi

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Now that's what I call breakfast! Just add coffee. :@

Janet said...

Yummy; Merry Christmas Becky :)

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha. It's apparently that pudding time of year -- or great minds think alike LOL. Chocolate! And Gooey. AND hard sauce -- Ooooh YUM! This looks delicious -- Thanks Sweet Becky!!!

trish said...

Oh how delicious. :o)
Thanks for sharing.
I have a little recipe
on my blog if you would
like to see it. :o)
Hugs. Trish

Lisa said...

Love that dessert, I need to try that one. I adore all your white deocrations, the Santa's, trees & the flour on the silver tray...copied it to the letter in my own home!
Hope your enjoying the season.

PattieJ said...

Mmmmm that looks so good! Thanks for sharing! I made the Black bottom cupcake recipe you posted a while back for Thanksgiving to go along with the other desserts and everyone loved them. Mine didn't look as pretty though...

Miss Jean said...

It is certainly delicious!!! I spy the beautful green charger!!!