FAIL: Do not bake pudding!

September 26, 2010 § 6 Comments

So, I thought I’d be adventurous. We have some fresh plums this week and I wanted to make a multi layer dish. A balsamic plum concoction on top of a pudding cake drizzled w. the balsamic syrup and basil, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. That was my plan. The pudding cake didn’t really work out. I tried a few variations. In keeping with a vegan restriction, I used soy milk with the pudding powder (the box clearly states that soy milk won’t allow the pudding to rise), thinking that when mixed with flour and baking soda/powder it might work out to give me something a bit denser/gelatinous. Instead I got an inedible gelatinous (yes, what I was going for minus the inedible part) thing that couldn’t be pried from my dish, even though it had been greased sufficiently. The cakes were cooked in a water bath. I’m open to suggestions, if the readers have any. I’m aiming to revisit this somehow. I’ve got plums that I need to turn into magnificence!!!

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