Kentucky's Woodford Pudding

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This Kentucky staple consists of a rich, spiced cake base and a velvety butterscotch sauce for a dessert recipe that is simple and incredibly satisfying. Judy, the author of ‘The Southern Lady Cooks’ recipe blog, states that her particular Kentucky’s Woodford pudding recipe emerged in 1875, which is a testament to how good this cake recipe is. The best baking recipes are ones that marry indulgent flavors with easy technique, and this pudding recipe is a dish that anyone can accomplish whether they are an advanced or novice baker. The cake recipe is a classic mixture of eggs, butter, sugar, and flour, but also includes the surprising addition of blackberry jam which lends a fruity taste to the cake, and also adds moistness. The butterscotch sauce contains butter, molasses-flavoured brown sugar, cream, and vanilla for a sauce recipe so satisfying you will want to use it for your other steamed pudding recipes, like sticky toffee pudding.

Homemade recipes for desserts are the best because they taste better than store-bought desserts and are better for you because you can control what goes into them. The most unhealthy ingredient in this cake recipe would be the granulated sugar, but it is essential to the structure of the pudding. The brown sugar is important to the butterscotch sauce as well, but not as necessary to the texture of the butterscotch recipe, so there is more leeway to use an alternative sweetener if desired. Rather than incorporating refined brown sugar into your dessert recipes, consider adding maple syrup or honey, which will provide rich flavor while being natural sweeteners. Adding a small amount of molasses to the butterscotch sauce would add a similar taste to the brown sugar as well. Buttermilk is an excellent choice for cake baking and other dessert recipes, because it is acidic and helps to activate the baking soda in baked recipes, but also because it is lower fat than other types of milk or cream. If you don’t have buttermilk, however, you can substitute with milk as is, or you can sour the milk to mimic the taste of true buttermilk. Simply add one tablespoon of vinegar to one cup of buttermilk and allow it to stand for five to ten minutes. The vinegar in the soured milk will help the baking soda to work while providing tangy flavor to your Kentucky cake recipe

The most important part of Woodford cake recipes is that they always contain blackberry jam. Essentially, they are blackberry pudding cakes that are lightly spiced with cinnamon and allspice and very fruity in taste. The moist, fine crumb, is reminiscent of sticky toffee pudding recipes, which can soak up the butterscotch sauce very well. If you can’t find blackberry jam, don’t worry; just stew blackberries with sugar and lemon juice until very thick and jam-like and use in your Kentucky pudding recipe. To turn this recipe into one of the best dessert recipes ever, even spike the sauce with some bourbon or whiskey. Thank you, Judy, the author of The Southern Lady Cooks, for sharing her Kentucky’s Woodford pudding recipe with us.**

Nutrition Facts for: Kentucky's Woodford Pudding From The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients: Butter, sugar, eggs, blackberry jam, all-purpose flour, cinnamon allspice, buttermilk, baking soda,brown sugar, salt, butter, cream or evaporated milk, vanilla.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 277, Calories from Fat 87, Total Fat 9.7g 15%, Saturated Fat 5.8g 29%, Cholesterol 54mg 18%, Sodium 200mg 8%, Potassium 57mg 2%, Carbohydrates 47.0g 16%, Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%, Sugars 38.2g, Protein 2.4g, Vitamin A 6% · Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 3%, Iron 4%

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