Perfect Persimmon Pudding

What ho! Is that a chocolate torte? Why, no! It’s a persimmon pudding, a rare and exquisite dessert rarely seen outside of West Virginia, Kentucky, Southern Indiana, and Southern Illinois. Native persimmons don’t travel well, so you’re unlikely to encounter a persimmon pudding far from where the fruit grows.

OK: Exquisite might be a bit much. […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I have no idea why, but I’ve been on a total pie kick this summer. This is the second strawberry rhubarb pie I’ve made, plus a cherry pie for a picnic. Perhaps I’ll look back fondly on the summer of 2010 as the summer of pie?

I usually use Joy of Cooking as a reference for […]

Peach Sherbet (and freeze ahead)

Mmmmm….peach sherbet. Need I say more? You do need an ice cream maker, but once you’ve got that, you’re home free. And while it’s not such a great idea to fill your freezer with sherbet for later consumption (it will lose its texture and you’ll be disappointed), you can freeze the mixture and then churn […]