Magical Brownie Pudding

7 Apr

Brownie Pudding
My Music Man and I were snowed in – yes I know March 3, 2013 – it is supposed to be Spring!…
Hurricane Haley was at a friend’s house, we attempted to dig out the driveway twice, to go get her, the wind just kept piling it up again. Thankfully the friend’s Dad has a large 4 wheel drive truck and was able to bring her home later that day.

Meanwhile, we decided to look through the pantry and make something chocolate for comfort.
I remember as a kid my Mom making Brownie Pudding and to my amazement it coming out of the oven as a brownie and sauce in one pan! Pure magic!!
Well thanks to Mary Margaret McBride’s Encyclopedia of Cooking

Mary Margaret McBride
We found a recipe for the very same Brownie Pudding. My Music Man found this wonderful cookbook when an elderly neighbor of his was selling her home and moving into a care facility and was selling some of her belongings. He also bought me an awesome antique dresser! This cookbook has a womping 1534 pages of everything from how to skin and prepare a nice roasted squirrel – yes squirrel – and other misc meats to Menus for Fat, Average & Thin Persons, Infant and Child Feeding, Cooking for a Crowd, Hearty Men’s Buffet , lots of recipes for gelatin and oh so much more! Complete with color and black & white pictures that have faded and yellowed with age to make them more appealing and appetizing. It is complete and in very good shape for its age – copyright 1959. A truly fascinating read, some very good recipes and some interesting information that you wouldn’t expect for 1959. I love it.

Anyway, here is the recipe:

Page 460 – Category – Dessert – Puddings


Brownie Pudding:
½ cup sifted enriched flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
¼ cup milk
1 tablespoon melted shortening (I used butter)
½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup chopped nuts
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
¾ cup boiling water

Sift flour with baking powder, salt, granulated sugar, and 1 tablespoon cocoa into bowl. Add milk, shortening, and vanilla; mix only until smooth. Then add chopped nuts.
Turn into greased casserole or small baking dish.
Mix brown sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa together and sprinkle over batter. Then pour boiling water over top of batter. This forms sauce in bottom of pan after pudding is baked.
Bake in moderate oven – 350 F – 30 to 40 minutes. Serves 6 to 8.

what you need
put it together
We have made this a couple of times in the last month and have decided to bake it for a shorter time and add more of the sauce ingredients next time.


This is delicious when served hot out of the oven with some mixed berries and ice cream – Yum!


We drank it the night before – snowed in remember.
But it is nice with a cuppa tea, coffee or hot chocolate or milk.

My pick
Snow Patrol – Chocolate
Only because the band’s name has the word snow in it and even though the lyrics have nothing to do with chocolate it is called Chocolate 

My real pick:
Cold Specks – Winter Solstice
I recommend the entire album – I Predict a Graceful Expulsion
I also love the song – Elephant Head
Al Spx has an amazing voice.

My Music Man’s pick
Cookbook by:
Mary Margaret McBride
Song by:
Mary Margaret O’Hara
Body’s in Trouble


One Response to “Magical Brownie Pudding”

  1. Truly Scrumptious April 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Great food choice – great music choices! In fact, Magical Brownie Pudding is one of my favorite desserts of all time and Mary Margaret O’Hara’s Body’s in Trouble is one of my favorite songs of all time. Great looking cookbook too.

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