Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Buddin...My Way.


In our island of Puerto Rico we make a pineapple pudding dessert called "Buddin". Buddin is baked and then refrigerated to eat cold. Buddin is typically made with stale bread, egg yokes, real butter,  real milk and real heavy cream.  As vegans you know we don't eat dairy, so  I decided to give this typical dessert a try with a vegan twist to be eaten like a sweet bread. 
I made myself a version of Buddin in a vegan way using gluten free vegan products. So here is my version and I hope you like it as a sweet bread.
Recipe needs:
1 c. Tapioca flour
1-1/2 c. Gluten Free flour
1 c. Gluten free quick oats
1-1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
2 T. (melted) non dairy butter
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 c. raisins
1 can of crush pineapples (drained well, save the juice)
1 box of gluten free vanilla pudding and some non dairy milk
1. Whip the pudding mix with some non dairy milk until a nice firm smooth consistency appears...set it aside.  In another large bowl mix all the dry ingredients together, then mix the pudding in with the dry ingredients. Mix well with a wooden spoon and then slowly add about a half a cup or less of the pineapple juice.
 (Add the juice slowly to keep the consistency of the cake mixture smooth but firm like a regular cake mix).
Pour it into a medium size greased square baking pan or a metal jello pan like mine. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, then do the toothpick cake test and if the toothpick comes out dry, its done. If not put it in the oven for another 5 or 10 minuets. Slice and enjoy it warm with some melted non dairy butter or non dairy cream cheese...it is delicious.


 In the past week much has occurred here at home...

My sons father who was slowly managing to overcome his cancer with chemotherapy passed away yesterday (April 15) amoung the loving arms of his son Billy and his immediate family. The loss of a parent is very hard to any child. It can create many mixed emotions to any child when the person they love so much departs. Thank God that because of the knowledge we have of God's Plan of Salvation, we can be more at peace knowing and understand why we are here and where we are going after we depart. Our lives may have ended here on earth but our next state of spiritual life is just beginning. As my oldest son Billy said good-by to his father, my youngest son Sammy received his father with open arms in the spirit world. I imagine the reunion was very joyful indeed. 
I am sharing with you a photo of us four taken in 1988 when my youngest son Sammy was on remission from his cancer.

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