Family Recipe

Feel free to share other Pearl family recipes by sending them to me for publication here. Dot Vander Meulen

The following recipe comes from Evelyn (Pearl) Estabrooks and was given to me many years ago. You will need to adapt it to modern measurement terms.

Cottage Pudding (this is a simple and delicious cake served with a sauce):

1 cup sugar
butter the size of a medium egg
1 egg thrown in
1 cup milk
2 cups sifted flour
1 heaping Tablespoon baking powder ( this measurement translates to 1 tsp. double acting baking powder)
dash vanilla (1 tsp.)
Mix, pour into a greased 9 inch square pan and bake in a 350 deg. oven for 40 to 45 minutes.
Serve warm with either whipped cream or lemon sauce (my recipe for lemon sauce follows.)

Lemon Sauce – (1 1/3 cup sauce… I usually double this recipe):

1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
dash salt
dash nutmeg
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons margarine or butter
1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Mix the first 4 ingredients then gradually stir in the water. Cook over low heat stirring constantly until thick and clear. Add the margarine and lemon juice. Blend thoroughly.

Dot Vander Meulen

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