Friday, May 18, 2012

Foodie Fridays: Cheddar Cheese Pudding for One

From The Home and Garden Cafe

Continuing on down memory lane, the third cookbook I acquired when I first started collecting them was The Single's First Menu Cookbook, which focused on recipes for the single person.  Some are for individual servings, and others serve more people depending on whether or not there will be guests.  The recipes are arranged in complete menu fashion, which saves one the bother of trying to decide on what to serve with the main dish!  I decided to post one of the individual serving recipes, Cheddar Cheese Pudding, since that is the theme of this book, and I am also including the menu provided (the other theme).  Even if you are not single, there are always going to be times when you will be dining solo, and these recipes are an alternative to the ubiquitous frozen dinners for one.  Give this dish a try the next time you are eating alone!

Cheddar Cheese Pudding

1/2 C. milk
2/3 C. soft bread cubes or crumbs
1/2 C. shredded Cheddar cheese
salt to taste
dash of cayenne pepper
1T. melted butter
1 egg yolk, well beaten
1 egg white, beaten stiff

Pour milk over bread and let stand at least 30 minutes.  Add all but the egg white and mix well.  Fold in the egg white.  Pour into a buttered individual baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees until puffed and browned (about 45 minutes).  Serves 1.

Menu Suggestion:

  • Cheddar Cheese Pudding
  • Buttered Carrots
  • Green Salad
  • Fresh Figs (I like them with a little sugar and light cream)
  • Coffee or Milk

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