Old Fashioned Blueberry Pudding with Rosewater Sauce

An incredible Old Fashioned Blueberry Pudding with Rosewater Sauce Recipe from the Little House on the Prairie books.

Old Fashioned Blueberry Pudding with Rosewater Sauce

This summer I was determined to read my children the entire Little House Series from Laura Ingalls Wilder. I remember being captivated by the books as a child and wanted to see my little ones’ eyes light up with Laura’s antics.

Little House Books

The Little House on the Prairie books are a remarkable, and deliciously descriptive, historical tail of the Ingalls clan, a pioneer family in the 1800’s that moved from Wisconsin, to Oklahoma Indian Territory, back north to Minnesota and finally to South Dakota, all by covered wagon. Although the books are categorized as historical fiction due to Laura’s embellishments, most of the astonishing accounts are true.

In modern day, it’s hard to fully grasp the lifestyle and mindset of an early American pioneer family. To read these books, one would think Laura was completely obsessed with food. Not in the way WE obsess over carbs, gourmet chocolates, or local produce, but engrossed with food for survival. From hunting to foraging, fishing, berrying, farming, cooking, freezing, salt-preserving, drying, and canning… nourishment CONSUMED them. That’s not to say they didn’t enjoy their meals. However, sustenance was extremely valuable. Something held with such importance was worth taking the time to document.

Blueberry Pudding

Not only does this mouthwatering narrative go into great detail describing the preparation of daily meals, Laura weaves a feast for the senses with smells, crackling sounds, and hearty dishes your dying to try.

“Ma made vanity cakes. She made them with beaten eggs and white flour. She dropped them into a kettle of sizzling fat. Each one came up bobbling, and floated till it turned itself over, lifting up its honey-brown puffy bottom. Then it swelled underneath till it was round and Ma lifted it out with a fork… The cakes were not sweet, but they were rich and crisp, and hollow on the inside. Each one was like a great bubble. The crisp bits of it melted on the tongue… They said they had never tasted anything so good and they asked Ma what they were. “Vanity Cakes,” said Ma. “Because they are all puffed up, like vanity, with nothing solid inside.” ~On The Banks Of Plum Creek

How To Make Blueberry Pudding

“Father’s spoon cut deep into the chicken-pie; he scooped out big pieces of thick crust and turned up their fluffy yellow under-sides on the plate. He poured gravy over them; he dipped up big pieces of tender chicken, dark meat and white meat sliding from the bones. He added a mound of baked beans and topped it with a quivering slice of pork fat. At the edge of the plate he piled dark-red beet pickles. And he handed the plate to Almanzo. Silently Almanzo ate it all.” ~ Farmer Boy

See what a mean? I drooled through the entire series. The Little House Books are a MUST-READ for food lovers of all ages. (Put it on your electronic reader, I won’t tell.)

Rosewater Sauce

Needless to say, I HAD to buy The Little House Cookbook. What fun it’s been flipping through the pages of frontier recipes; dishes cooked over open flame and churned to perfection.

This Old Fashioned Blueberry Pudding with Rosewater Sauce is inspired by the blueberry pudding Almanzo’s mother made after a long day of berrying in the book Farmer Boy. I didn’t use the exact recipe in the cookbook, because it was developed before most homes had reliable ovens. Therefore, it was cooked in a tin can submerged in water on the stovetop.

Old Fashioned Blueberry Pudding

This oven-friendly “pudding” is not a custard as we think of pudding; it’s more of a hefty cake that you scoop up with a spoon. It’s dense, hearty and not overly sweet, with a cornbread-like consistency. A pudding of this variety would have been served with milk, or a sweet sauce, poured over the top to moisten it.

Although rosewater is now generally considered a middle-eastern ingredient, it was widely used for flavoring in early American days, because people could make it easily from wild roses.

Admittedly, I’ve tried rosewater in several dishes and beverages and haven’t been impressed, but the combination of rosewater, nutmeg and butter in this silky sauce is exquisite. Poured over the rustic and tart blueberry pudding… sigh. I honestly could not get enough of it!

Old Fashioned Blueberry Pudding with Rosewater Sauce

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:40-60 minutes

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Ingredients:

For the Old Fashioned Blueberry Pudding:
5 Tb. butter, divided
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
5 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
1 2/3 cups milk
2 eggs
2 pints blueberries

For the Rosewater Sauce:
2 cups powdered sugar
1 pinch salt
¼ tsp. nutmeg
4 Tb. rosewater
6 Tb. melted butter
½ tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degree F. Use 2 Tb. butter to grease a large baking dish. (9X13 or a smaller deeper dish.)

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, remaining butter (melted) and 2 eggs.

Mix the wet mixture into the dry mixture until well combined. Then stir in the blueberries, withholding a large handful for the top.

Pour the batter into the baking dish and sprinkle the remaining berries over the top. Bake 40-60 minutes (depending on the depth of the dish) until a toothpick comes out clean.

Meanwhile, whisk together the ingredients for the rosewater sauce and set aside.

To serve, scoop the warm pudding onto plates and drizzle with rosewater sauce.

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    What a beautiful serving set. I would love to try out the old fashioned blueberry pudding recipe in it.

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  9. foodies at homeposted October 17, 2011 at 11:26 pm Reply

    I love that series! I might have to re-read pretty soon after this post! Such a beautiful and simple/ fresh dessert! Perfect!! Happy Reading!

  10. Eileenposted October 12, 2011 at 8:11 pm Reply

    I use to read Little House books. I’ve always been drawn to that era in time. Your dessert looks and sounds delish!

  11. Vanesaposted October 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm Reply

    Hmmm!! That sounds and LOOKS yummy. I shall do this pudding !!! Thanks for psting this ld fashioned recipe!

  12. Becky Caricoposted October 12, 2011 at 7:47 am Reply

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    apple crisp!

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    I’d make stuffing or a casserole dish

  17. Bethanyposted October 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm Reply

    You know, I’ve been reading these books to Kayla since last winter … and I remember when I was a kid and my mom would read them to us – same then and now, we ALWAYS get so hungry when we read these books!!! Especially Farmer Boy – pies at every meal??!! Sounds like heaven. ;)

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  21. Lesleyposted October 10, 2011 at 8:22 pm Reply

    I’m not sure what I’d make in the dish, but it would have that rosewater sauce on it, that’s for sure!

  22. Britneyposted October 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm Reply

    For me, I would bake my Stout Braised Beef Tenderloin in Puff Pastry recipe in this beautiful dish!

  23. Kitaposted October 10, 2011 at 8:12 am Reply

    My dad made sure I had the entire set of books as well – he also made sure I had tons of other books to read. I think it was awesome that he was so determined to make sure I read a lot as a child. I know I would come home every so often with those book order things from school and he would never say no. Its great that you are reading with your children and I am sure some day they will look back and love the memory more than you can imagine.
    Not to mention – killer old fashioned blueberry pudding!

  24. Tony Payneposted October 10, 2011 at 7:42 am Reply

    This looks great, I can almost taste it served hot with custard.

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    I’d love to make potatoes au gratin in it!

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    Beautiflul Bowl! I would definitely make lasagna rolls first. Then, maybe a spinach gratin! Yum!!

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    We love the Little House books too. My dad read them to my sister and I when we were young. I would bake my yummy Thanksgiving dressing in this dish.

  35. Karen | Divine Dinner Partyposted October 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm Reply

    Oh dear… This blueberry pudding is divine! The photos were wonderfully taken – they tell a very personal story of their own :)

  36. Boulder Locavoreposted October 9, 2011 at 11:51 am Reply

    Sommer I simply LOVE this! I too read the Little House books as a child (and probably had them read in school classes aloud by teachers). I was enchanted by them. I did not remember the food aspect and love that you’ve brought that to life. A friend took her daughters to South Dakota (I think ‘South’) to a town where they lived and have a museum and activities there. They had a fabulous time. I love that you are sharing this with your children. What a gift! (BTW, I’m not entering the giveaway just popped by to comment on the beautiful recipe and having read the narrative on your ‘vision’).

  37. Mposted October 9, 2011 at 9:26 am Reply

    chocolate bread pudding!

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    I would bake your blueberry pudding! It looks amazingly delicious!!

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    I’d make greek chicken casserole that my boyfriend asks for on a weekly basis!

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  42. Cécyposted October 9, 2011 at 6:42 am Reply

    The recipe looks really interesting.

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  44. Jenah Parrisposted October 8, 2011 at 7:06 pm Reply

    What wouldn’t I bake in that beautiful dish?! I love it! Veggies, casseroles, deserts….Yum!

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    I would make a veggie gratin. Maybe something with butternut squash

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    I’d definitely try out this pudding! Also, I would make an apple or pear crisp – something I’m craving right now. :)

  54. Pamposted October 8, 2011 at 10:22 am Reply

    I haven’t cooked a fruit pudding in so long. The article is inspiring so I think I’ll cook one up today. Love the site.

  55. neelimaposted October 8, 2011 at 9:34 am Reply

    This looks absolutely divine….love the rose water custard too….one of my favorite flavors. The baking dish looks amazing too…..would be great to bake chocolate Bread pudding with rum custard…yum!!

  56. neelimaposted October 8, 2011 at 9:34 am Reply

    This looks absolutely divine….love the rose water custard too….one of my favorite flavors. The baking dish looks amazing too…..would be great to bake chocolate Bread pudding with rum custard…yum!!

  57. Mariaposted October 8, 2011 at 8:08 am Reply

    Wow…that dish is awesome!!! I want one.

  58. Lady Jennieposted October 8, 2011 at 6:45 am Reply

    I just read a couple of the Little House books (for the umpteenth time). My parents bought them for my daughter who is not yet old enough to read them. You’re right about the mouth-watering descriptions.

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    Sweet potato whipped casserole with toasted marshmallows on top – perfect for Thanksgiving! :)

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    I’d like to bake green bean casserole – always a family favorite! Thanks!

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    I think that my Nantucket Cranberry Pie would work in there!

  67. joposted October 7, 2011 at 11:43 pm Reply

    First off, I read this post and recipe with giddy jubilation! I LOVE little house and really enjoyed the perspective of your writing. Forget about food for survival, whenever I need so much as an advil, ….I think, how did Laura Ingalls do it!!! In 2002, there was a reality show called, “Frontier House”, that challenged a modern day family to live as homestreaders and prepare for winter. It was a fun watch, I had a whole new appreciation for cleaning clothing. Also, thought you might like this link.
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    As far as what i would like to cook in the Villeroy & Boch Oval bowl. I want to try the 12 bones’ Damn Good Corn Pudding for Thanksgiving. I think it would be the perfect dish to serve it in. Thanks again for the fun post!

  68. Marla Raeposted October 7, 2011 at 9:36 pm Reply

    This pudding, of course.

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  71. [email protected] for Good Foodposted October 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm Reply

    Wow, I love this post! It brings back many fond memories of reading the Little House books and, of course, obsessing over the TV show as a child. I collected bonnets for goodness sake! :) I’m so happy to have stumbled upon your site. I would bake this pudding or a yummy cobbler. Thanks!

  72. Marie Wposted October 7, 2011 at 11:58 am Reply

    I don’t think I have a recipe that I wouldn’t use this beautiful dish for. Always cooking for 8 – 10. It will be a great addition to my other blue and white pieces. Calls for a party!

  73. Angie's Recipesposted October 7, 2011 at 11:30 am Reply

    Oval baking pan is cute…but I love your blueberry pudding even more ;-)) The sauce sounds lovely too.

  74. Deniseposted October 7, 2011 at 11:12 am Reply

    peach cobbler…..yum!

  75. easyfoodsmithposted October 7, 2011 at 11:05 am Reply

    Yummmm!!!

  76. Sharon Bposted October 7, 2011 at 9:27 am Reply

    I would definately make the old fashioned blueberry pudding. It looks delicious and the dish is just asking for a lovely blueberry dessert

  77. Nellposted October 7, 2011 at 9:10 am Reply

    Was going to make this pudding this morning….but recipe seems to be missing the sugar. Could you update it, please. Lovely plate and bowl….would be amazing.

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  81. Katieposted October 7, 2011 at 9:01 am Reply

    For some reason I’ve been thinking a lot about Thanksgiving lately: I think I’d bake my spinach, artichoke, and brie stuffing in it to bring to my husband’s family’s house!

  82. Sandiposted October 7, 2011 at 9:01 am Reply

    You won’t believe this. It’s actually on MY LIST (nerd alert) to read all of the Little House books! I’ve read all of the Newbery winners, which I strongly recommend to adults too :)

    Nice segue into your scrumptious looking recipe!

  83. Wandaposted October 7, 2011 at 5:55 am Reply

    I would make my family’s favorite creamy scalloped potatos with chopped ham.

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    I would make my family’s favorite creamy scalloped potatos with chopped ham.

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    What a lovely dish! I would love to have it for making dessert for Thanksgiving, like a nice apple cider cake.

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    Ah… blueberries… they are my favoritest! I am intrigued by the beautiful colors of the pudding… I must try this! A new follower of your blog. Your blog is beautiful.

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    What a beautiful dish! I think I would definitely try to bake your blueberry pudding in it!!

  95. NanaScrivposted October 6, 2011 at 7:28 pm Reply

    I love blueberries so, I would make this pudding. This is a dish I could use often with great pleasure… veggies, stuffings, roasted veggies and meats.

  96. Lora ~ cakeduchessposted October 6, 2011 at 7:14 pm Reply

    Love the series too! We need to finish the last book we started this summer. Yes, I also thought maybe it was the book you were giving away. Your pudding looks delicious. Fantastic giveaway:)

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  101. Cindy B.posted October 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm Reply

    I would make cornbread dressing in this lovely dish.

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  103. Jewels Phranerposted October 6, 2011 at 8:50 pm Reply

    I would def. make your blueberry pudding. It looks so delicious. Also, I love Little House on the Prairie, and I’m def. going to get that cookbook. How lovely!

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  106. Melissa Phillipposted October 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm Reply

    I used to read all of The Little House on the Prairie books as a child! This recipe looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

    By the way: I would make a homemade peach cobbler! :)

  107. Erinposted October 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm Reply

    I would make a sweet potatoe casserole!

    And by the way that is beautiful dish, love it!

  108. Erinposted October 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm Reply

    I would make a sweet potatoe casserole!

    And by the way that is beautiful dish, love it!

  109. Judyposted October 6, 2011 at 5:50 pm Reply

    I can just see a meringue topped chocolate pudding served in the beautiful dish!

  110. Kellyposted October 6, 2011 at 5:33 pm Reply

    I love the photos and the dish! I would make my mom’s Thanksgiving stuffing in the casserole!

  111. Amandaposted October 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm Reply

    Omg what a beautiful dish. It would look amazing with my grandma’s velvet macaroni and cheese in it! And perhaps a blueberry strudel cake!

  112. [email protected]posted October 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm Reply

    I loved those books wen I was a kid! Especially the food parts… I even poured a bottle of Aunt Jemima syrup over the snow to make maple candy, of course it did NOT work! And that dish is lovely. I would make a veggie strata in it!

  113. Feast on the Cheapposted October 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm Reply

    This looks so delicious!

  114. Sandy Rposted October 6, 2011 at 3:10 pm Reply

    I would give banana pudding a try in that beautiful dish

  115. Saraposted October 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm Reply

    For tradition’s sake, first dish would have to be potatoes, probably mashed. Then probably my mother’s squash dessert, followed by all kinds of roasted vegetables, beans, meat pies…

  116. Jennifer (Delicieux)posted October 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm Reply

    What a gorgeous pudding!!! I love old fashioned dishes like this and those blueberries look fantastic.

  117. t langposted October 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm Reply

    I would definately make some kind of cobbler/dessert. this is a wonderful dish. .

  118. Lauraposted October 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm Reply

    I would make a cranberry orange cake that never seems to last long.

  119. t langposted October 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm Reply

    I would definately make some kind of cobbler/dessert. this is a wonderful dish. .

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  124. Lizposted October 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm Reply

    I’d bake a chocolate version of your pudding! Though, I think I could eat most of yours!!!

  125. Nancy Longposted October 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm Reply

    The ideas for using these dishes are endless – gratins, cobblers, crisps and definitely this blueberry pudding would be one of the first on my list of things to try in it.

  126. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom}posted October 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm Reply

    What a gorgeous dish!!! I’d make something sweet in this dish, not sure what yet. I too love Little House on the Prairie. There is something fantastic about making everything from scratch.

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    I would definitely be making peach cobbler and baked mac & cheese…chicken and dumpling casserole

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    I’d make my grandmother’s 100 year old recipe for bread pudding…………yum

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  135. Athena Rposted October 6, 2011 at 1:13 pm Reply

    The blueberry pudding looks so delicious. It would be great to bake in this dish as would chocolate cobbler.

  136. Terri Sueposted October 6, 2011 at 1:13 pm Reply

    i make a pumpkin bread pudding that is calling out to be made in this dish. it is made with a pumpkin yeast bread and the custard also has pumkin in it. heavin. but then i think i would make your pudding. i like dessert and beverages flavored with rose water. if you don’t and you liked this one it must be pretty amazing!

  137. Lindaposted October 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm Reply

    I just love old fashioned recipes and those serving pieces are just gorgeous to bake and serve this in! And the pics of your kids with the book is absolutely priceless!!!

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    I can think of a million things to put in that pretty dish!

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    I’d bake a cobbler!

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  153. Jessie C.posted October 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm Reply

    I’d bake pumpkin pudding.

  154. Kariposted October 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm Reply

    Your cake looks incredible! I’d have to go the easy route with a casserole.

  155. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted October 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm Reply

    What a fabulous post!!

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  160. Susan in the Booniesposted October 6, 2011 at 11:17 am Reply

    I’d put my Thanksgiving stuffing in it, and it would match my Dansk blue and white dishes perfectly!

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    COBBLER! oh yes, cobbler

  164. Diane {Created by Diane}posted October 6, 2011 at 10:58 am Reply

    This looks so delicious, I love blueberries, what a fun cookbook that must be. Little House on the Prairie will never go out of style, it’s so great!
    Love how pretty that bowl is too, what would I make in it, bread pudding for my dad, he just loves it!

  165. Corey organicposted October 6, 2011 at 10:58 am Reply

    First of all, I also love little house on the prairie. The books are amazing! I sometime find myself day-dreaming of being Laura Ingells. It’s sad. But I would make delicious butternut squash mac and cheese. Being that it is fall and all. Topped with crunchy bits of buttery bread and cheese. Mmm I am getting hungry

  166. Jennieposted October 6, 2011 at 10:22 am Reply

    I would love to make a pumpkin cake. Tis the season for everything pumpkin!

  167. naomiposted October 6, 2011 at 10:15 am Reply

    That recipe looks insane! I love pudding cake and love your recipe here with the blueberries. The dish is gorgeous, I love the oblong shape of itl

  168. jeannetteposted October 6, 2011 at 9:28 am Reply

    what gorgeous photos!! the first thing i would make in this beautiful serving bowl is a giant, homey apple crumble served family style with a carton of ice cream and a bunch of spoons :)

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  174. Megan @ Wanna bE a Country Cleaverposted October 6, 2011 at 8:53 am Reply

    I would bake a blueberry sponge in this beautiful dish. Beautiful!

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  180. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmetposted October 6, 2011 at 8:47 am Reply

    Oh my gosh! What a great post Sommer. Love the excerpts. Just fantastic.

    I’d make a pumpkin bread pudding in that lovely dish. Just gorgeous!

  181. Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi)posted October 6, 2011 at 8:40 am Reply

    This is a beautiful post. Your children are adorable. And those dishes, oh my. I would definitely bake up some chocolately, grande marnier bread pudding and cover it in salty caramel. I just made myself hungry.

  182. Pamposted October 6, 2011 at 8:32 am Reply

    I would make this pudding!! I’ve had a bottle of rosewater sauce in my pantry with no idea what to do with it! AND I had no idea the Little House books were full of foodie references (it’s been so long since I read them). However, the cute blue boxed set is still sitting on my bookshelf, and I’ll be pulling them out for another look!

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    I’d bake bread pudding in it!

  186. Cynthiaposted October 6, 2011 at 8:26 am Reply

    mac n cheese!

  187. Rosaposted October 6, 2011 at 7:52 am Reply

    What an amazing pudding! It looks ever so comfortinngga delicious. Lovely dish too (a pitI don’t live in the US).

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  188. Jill at A Cook's Nookposted October 6, 2011 at 7:49 am Reply

    the addition of rosewater adds something special! I think I’d have to bake a savory leek bread pudding for a sunday brunch in this dish.

  189. Susieposted October 6, 2011 at 9:35 am Reply

    The pudding “cake” looks really good. I love that you got the cookbook and have been reading the books to your girls. This summer I got my son the original Hardy Boys to read and he was so excited after he started reading them, but had no clue what they were beforehand. :)

  190. Muffin Tinposted October 6, 2011 at 7:31 am Reply

    I would bake all sorts of things if I had that lovely dish from V & B — a blueberry dessert for sure, and cornbread dressing at Thanksgiving.

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  193. Denise @ Creative Kitchenposted October 6, 2011 at 7:19 am Reply

    I LOVE this post!! The Little House books are near and dear to my heart. I have this same boxed set from when I was little. I’ve read them with my girls countless times. I love posts like this tying food into literature. :)

    I’d bake a corn souffle in this dish. Mmmm……

  194. Alisonposted October 6, 2011 at 7:16 am Reply

    Maybe I should re-read the Little House series. Loved them as a girl but wasn’t focused on the food. Wonder if they called it pudding because the British use of the term was still in use in America at that time. As for the V & B bowl and plate, I’m thinking of making a Moroccan tagine–maybe lamb with apricots.

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    I would make some sort of pumpkin bread. Yummy for the fall season!

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  202. Rachelposted October 6, 2011 at 7:05 am Reply

    I would make this delicious looking recipe, or a cobbler, or maybe even some baked macaroni & cheese! Thanks for the wonderful recipes! (Oh, and the “Little House on the Prairie” books were a favorite of mine as well.) :)

  203. Steve @ HPDposted October 6, 2011 at 7:04 am Reply

    first thing i’d try would be your pudding, of course. followed by a hearty roast of root veggies.

  204. Kelliposted October 6, 2011 at 6:59 am Reply

    The photos in this post are stunningly gorgeous! I also love, love your thoughts on the Little House books. Such sweet memories of reading them as a girl with my parents. And, my goodness, I would bake your blueberry pudding in that Villeroy & Boch dish … it sounds so intriguing and delicious!

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    I think I would make some Peach Kuchen with cinnamon, yogurt and vanilla bean in these beautiful dishes.

  208. Julie @ Willow Bird Bakingposted October 6, 2011 at 6:45 am Reply

    It’s gorgeous! I’d definitely make a pudding just like this — ohhh does it look delicious. And I enjoyed Little House on the Prairie when I was little!

  209. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted October 6, 2011 at 6:30 am Reply

    Your photos are really gorgeous! I have never had rose water, but you are making me want to try it over this blueberry pudding!

  210. Heather Davisposted October 6, 2011 at 6:23 am Reply

    How wierd is this – I was just checking the books out on Amazon as my daughter and I are picking books to read together. I loved Laura Ingalls Wilder as a child. What a great idea to cook something directly from it. Looks delicious as well.

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  218. Oh goodness, that pudding is amazing. I was actually hoping you were giving the cookbook away. :) Now I have to go find it. I love the idea of going back in time and cooking the old way. After all, if our economy continues to collapse, we may need to learn these ways.

    I’ve never been one for rosewater either, but if you recommend it with this dish, I’ll definitely give it a try. Many thanks for sharing!

  219. Evelyn Rposted October 6, 2011 at 6:07 am Reply

    This is a beautiful dish!!

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  225. Christopher Sorelposted October 6, 2011 at 6:01 am Reply

    first some apple crisp I would make and then your blueberry pudding..

  226. Isabelposted October 6, 2011 at 5:59 am Reply

    I think I would make a delightful vegetable gratin or other casserole. Very pretty dish!

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