The recipe book my mother used the most growing up was her Edmonds Cookbook. This is another childhood favorite of mine that I enjoyed eating and making as a kid. To me this would be considered a comfort food. Who doesn't love a warm, fruity, baked, pudding served with vanilla ice cream? YUM!!!!!
I like this dessert best with peaches or apricots. I happened to have some canned peaches from my mother in law in my pantry so that is what I used to make this delicious dessert.
Apple or Any Fruit Sponge
3 cups of fruit of your choice (I used canned peaches leaving out most of the juice)
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter softened
1/2 cup of white sugar
1 cup of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons of milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
When the oven is to temperature, place fruit (cut into bite sized pieces) and about half a cup of the juice from the fruit into a baking dish (I used a cornware dish). Bottled or canned fruit is best for this recipe. Frozen or fresh fruit doesn't have enough juice. Place fruit in the oven.
While the fruit it warming in the oven, in a bowl cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well. Once combined sift in flour and baking powder. Mix well. Add milk and mix until all ingredients are combined.
Remove fruit from the oven. Take large spoonfuls of the mixture and place over the top of the warm fruit.
The batter will spread and cover the fruit as it bakes.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. ENJOY!