Steamed Cranberry Pudding with Hard Sauce

  • 1¬†teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 cups whole cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Dissolve the baking soda in hot water.

Add sugar and molasses, mixing well.

Mix in cranberries and flour.

Pour into a greased 6-cup steamer mold.

Place mold in steamer, cover pot.

Cook over medium heat for 1 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Loosen the edges, and cool on a wire rack in the mold.

Unmold

Serve with hard sauce.


Hard Sauce

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Make the hard sauce just before serving: Heat the unsalted butter, cream, 1 cup sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook stirring constantly until heated through and smooth.


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