Grape Nut Pudding

Going into my third year of blogging I have been thinking about what a resource it has become. One thing that I often do is refer back to favorite recipes to create once again. I never post recipes that are not worthy of cooking again! This is a quick and easy dish that I have dug out of my archives many times before. It is especially popular with older folks. This weekend I made it for the farmer & his wife. The kids and I also brought them down a crock filled with a boiled ham dinner. Can’t wait to hear how they liked the custard.

-1 cup grape-nut cereal

-1 quart of milk (4 cups)

-4 eggs

-1/2 cup sugar

-1 tablespoon vanilla extract

-1/4 teaspoon fine salt

-grated nutmeg

1) Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 qt glass loaf pan with 1 teaspoon of butter and set aside. Put cereal into a bowl and set aside.

2) Bring milk to boil over medium heat. Pour onto cereal and let it soak for 5 minutes.

3) Beat together eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt into large bowl. Slowly pour egg mixture into milk mixture while whisking constantly. Transfer into reserved pan, set in a deep roasting pan. Pour enough hot water in roasting pan that it reaches half way up glass loaf pan.

4) Bake until just set approx 1 1/4 hours. Let cool then sprinkle with grated nutmeg

I first posted this recipe in June 08′ on at the bottom of my post titled Farm Tour

Now I have two questions for some of my readers.

#1 Any advice on food photography? I took thousands of pictures this past year and as I downloaded my files I notice that the pictures I took of food were the ones I struggled most with.

#2 Has anyone ever downloaded their blog archives into a book? If so who did you go through? After a couple years of writing of our beginning farming adventures I would be devastated if I ever lost this. Not only will this be a keepsake for my children but I have lots of recipes and how to posts that I refer to often.