Pumpkin Pudding – The Hermitage
Pumpkin Pudding Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 Cup shortening
1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 Cup granulated sugar
1 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 Teaspoon powdered ginger
2 Beaten eggs
2/3 Cup chopped walnuts
2 Cups sifted flour, all-purpose
1½ Teaspoons baking powder
1¼ Teaspoon soda
1/4 Cup canned pumpkin, or fresh cooked & mashed
1/4 Cup sour cream
Brandy Sauce Recipe Ingredients
1/3 Cup melted butter
l½ Cups sifted powdered sugar
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1¼ Teaspoon nutmeg
2 Tablespoons brandy
1 Cup heavy whipped cream
Pumpkin Pudding Recipe Cooking Method
Cream together the shortening, brown and granulated sugars, salt and spices. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in nuts. Sift flour with baking powder and soda, add alternately with pumpkin and sour cream. Mix the pumpkin pudding ingredients well.
Turn batter into well greased 2-quart mold and cover tightly with foil. Steam for 2 hours. Let pudding rest for 5 minutes before un-molding on a warm serving plate. Serve hot with brandy sauce.
Brandy Sauce Recipe Cooking Method
For the Brandy Sauce: Beat egg until frothy, then beat in melted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and brandy. Carefully fold whipped cream into egg and sugar mixture. Chill until serving time, stirring to blend just before serving.
Shown here served ala mode with hand made vanilla ice cream
A Bit About The Hermitage Plantation Inn
On the gentle, cloud-shrouded slopes of the Nevis Peak, the Pembertons built their family home over 250 years ago, carefully siting it to capture the full benefits of the cooling breeze of the constant Trade Winds.
The Hermitage Plantation, originally a working sugar plantation, is now owned by Richard and Maureen Lupinacci. Charmingly restored and carefully reconstructed, the Lupinaccis first opened Hermitage as an Inn in 1985 and soon won an enviable reputation for their fine food, friendly company and traditional Plantation Great House hospitality.
With the main building, which is probably the oldest original wooden house in the entire Caribbean, set on several acres amidst small lawns and lushly tropical gardens, a handful of traditional island Estate Cottages form the backdrop to this historic plantation where guests quickly become family friends.