Cooking for one

I like pancakes. I like waffles. I like rolls. I like cookies. I like pudding. These and other similar items are kind of tough to do for one person. I have been experimenting. One of the issues is I prefer to not use ‘quick’ mixes.

Current experiments include Butterscotch Pudding. I needed a recipe that truly used things I’d have on hand – no heavy cream, no unsalted butter, no condensed milk. Preferably no eggs. I found one that I adapted. It makes 2 small custard cups of pudding. Also include here is my shortbread cookie recipe. Here I wanted a small batch! The cookie recipe works well doubled with a standard size springform pan.

Butterscotch Pudding

  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 T corn starch
  • 2 T salted butter
  • a little over 3/4 c whole milk
  • 1/2 t vanilla

Stir together all except the vanilla and cook for about 5 minutes – until thick. Add the vanilla and pour into two custard cups. Chill

Shortbread Cookies

Preheat oven to 300. Lightly butter small springform pan.

  • 1 c flour
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 c salted butter

Mix flour and sugar then cut in the butter. Press into pan . Score dough into 8 pieces. Pierce all over with fork. Bake about 45 minutes to a pale golden.

Cut while still warm along score marks. Cool at least 30 minutes. Release sides of pan and remove with spatula.



Author: bdeshaw

Mom, Grandma, raised a puppy for Canine Companions for Independence

2 thoughts on “Cooking for one”

  1. Hi Becky. Here’s the pancake recipe that I make for Eric. Because of his illnesses, it must be nutritious. Scant 1/4 c pancake mix, scant 1/4 c quick cook oatmeal, 1 egg, and enough milk to make a nice batter. Make a pancake the size of an 8″ frying pan. Many hugs!

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