Cranberry-Molasses Pudding with Vanilla Hard Sauce

November 19, 2010

With Amanda off kicking it with Martha Stewart, Merrill is left to make CottageGourmet's cozy Cranberry-Molasses Pudding with Vanilla Hard Sauce on her own -- which is okay, since Merrill happens to be rather crazy for steamed pudding (chalk it up to her British-inflected upbringing). For more non-pie Thanksgiving dessert ideas, see the contest page here.

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luvcookbooks November 24, 2010
Merrill, u look great in dangly earrings!!
Rivka November 23, 2010
A trick for measuring molasses: coat the measuring cup with a very very thin film of oil, then pour molasses into measuring cup and it'll come right out into the mixing bowl.
Rhonda35 November 23, 2010
I want to know what is taped to your cabinet glass just to the left of your microwave, Merrill. I've been trying to figure it out, but can't quite see it well enough.
Merrill S. November 23, 2010
It's the NYC recycling guide!
kellymcmichael November 22, 2010
How awesome to see your kitchen this week (instead of Amanda's). While I love Amanda's kitchen, it's so good to see your space, too!
Merrill S. November 22, 2010
Thanks! It's a little smaller and more cramped than Amanda's, but it works!
amateurgourmet November 21, 2010
Merrill, I'm trying to guess what cookbooks are there in your blurry closet (in the background). I wager: The Larousse Gastronomqiue, Julia's "Mastering The Art," two Barefoot Contessas, Joan Nathan's "Jewish Cooking in America," King Arthur Flour cookbook, Joy of Cooking. How did I do? :) Adam
Merrill S. November 21, 2010
Impressive! The complete list: Larousse, Julia, JOC, 3 Barefoot Contessas, King Arthur, Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking, Fannie Farmer (hidden at the top), the original NYT Cookbook, Tate's Cookbook and The Ultimate Cocktail Book. Just a sampling of my faves, plus a few randoms.
Mr_Vittles November 19, 2010
Quick tip: when measuring super sticky stuff (i.e. honey, molasses, corn syrup, maple syrup) it really helps to give your measuring device with a little shot of non-stick cooking spray.
blj November 19, 2010
This recipe made me join, it's remarkable.