Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup persimmon pulp (3 to 4 very ripe)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons warm water
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup seedless raisins
  • Chopped nuts (optional)
  • Directions

    Stir together melted butter and sugar. Resift flour with salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and add to butter and sugar mixture. Add persimmon pulp, soda dissolved in warm water brandy and vannilla. Add eggs, mixing thoroughly, but lightly. Add raisins and nuts, stirring until mixed. Put in buttered steam-type covered mold and steam 2 1/2 hours. Flame at table with brandy.

    Serves 6

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