Poor Joe Pudding
1 Batch left over Biscuits (about 1 recipe of biscuits..around 20)
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Milk
1 Stick Butter (you can use margarine if you just can't bring yourself to use butter.. but make sure its Stick Margarine and not any of those fluffed, whipped water added butter substitutes)
3 Large Eggs
1 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Cocoa
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
a pinch of Salt
When it's done, Poor Joe will be a very dense pudding. You can serve it hot or cold, it really doesn't make much difference.
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Grease a 2 quart baking dish with a little of the butter
- Crumble the biscuits in a large mixing bowl, as fine as you can - deconstruct them back down to really fine crumbs with your fingers. You will have to use your hands for this. Biscuits in a blender just wont work, and you'll end up with a really gummy glob in the bottom of the blender.
- In a medium saucepan, heat the Milk, Water and Butter just until the butter is completely melted.
- Pour the heated mixture over the biscuits and stir feverishly.
- Beat together the eggs, sugar, cocoa, salt and vanilla in a separate bowl at a medium speed for about a minute.
- Add the cocoa mixture to the biscuit mixture and mix well
- Pour the mixture into the baking dish. I always dot a little extra butter over the mixture....but that's just me.
- Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. You may need to loosely cover the pudding with foil the last 15 minutes of baking time. Just check to make sure it isn't over browning. Crust is great - char isn't.