This is such a wonderful dessert. It is kind of like a cake/pudding, very moist. Woodford Pudding, as the story goes originated in Woodford County, Kentucky, many, many years ago. How original is that! This reminds me of a very moist jam cake, but much easier. You can serve this without the caramel sauce, but only to people who have never had it before. The others will think you are crazy.
This is a very Kentucky Recipe, and perfect for the racing and derby season.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup blackberry jam
1 teaspoon soda
3 tablespoons sour milk, buttermilk is fine
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and jam; then add soda which has been dissolved in milk, and flour that has been sifted with spices. Bake in a lightly greased 8 x 8-inch cake pan at 325 degrees F. for 45 minutes or until pudding is firm but soft. Cut into squares and serve with Caramel Sauce, recipe follows.
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups boiling water
Combine all ingredients; stir until sugar is melted. Bring to a full boil. Remove from heat and serve hot over Woodford Pudding, or any other steamed pudding.