Treasures Found In Unexpected Places
When I started making handwriting jewelry, I began a desperate hunt to find my grandma's handwriting. My Aunt Sylvia has a pile of sappy love letters my grandpa wrote to my grandma when he was 19, but no one could find anything with my grandma's beautiful handwriting.
Then on Richard's birthday, I pulled out the Holly Hobbie Cookbook my grandma gave me the summer I turned 12. In its pages is what has become a family favorite recipe; Purrfect Pudding, a magical creation where the dry top layer becomes cake while baking, and the bottom layer turns into a luscious lava like pudding. I make it for Richard's birthday every year at his request.
I usually open the book straight to the cake recipe. A couple years ago, I opened the front cover and found my grandma's handwriting! Imagine my delight... it had been right at my finger tips all along!
That is when the real magic happened, when I finally preserved her handwriting and created treasured necklaces for my mom and I.
I'm happy to share this beloved recipe with you, and I'm even happier to create a future heirloom for you to keep for yourself or to give.
Holly Hobbie's Perfect Pudding
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 square unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup cold water (sometimes we use coffee)
8" X8" glass baking dish (we like to use 6 - 8 individual custard cups)
UTENSILS YOU WILL NEED
medium mixing bowl
small-size double boiler
wooden kitchen spoon
1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease baking dish. Set aside.
HOW TO MAKE PURRFECT PUDDING