11.28.18

Bounty From the Property

Sonia Thompson

One of the best parts of life at Splinter Creek is enjoying the water and land, from the pink and golden sunsets to the geese that glide gently onto the lake.

But our three pristine lakes provide more than just a pretty view. Professionally stocked by Montgomery, Alabama-based American Sport Fish, the South’s premier company for lake management, our bodies of water are filled with trophy fish that are as delicious to eat as they are exciting to catch.

This fall, as our lakes and trees have had time to mature, we find ourselves fortified by the land, in the form of fresh persimmons and prize coppernose bluegill, shellcracker, and Tiger Bass, straight from Splinter Creek to our kitchens.

Nice catch! Splinter Creek residents and family reel in dinner from our lakes.

Friends and residents have been reeling in a few big ones, as well as cooking up some impressive dishes. In the spirit of the holiday season, we wanted to share this recipe for persimmon pudding, made with wild fruit from our tree groves. From our family to yours, enjoy!

A lovely haul of fresh persimmons. The winter fruit grows wild at Splinter Creek.

Persimmon Pudding

Ingredients
2 C persimmon pulp
2 C sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 C buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 C cream
1 T lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Cream together:
2 C persimmon pulp
2C sugar
3 beaten eggs

In bowl mix:
1 1/2 C buttermilk and 1 tsp baking soda
Add to pulp mixture

Sift Dry ingredients together:
1 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
Gradually add to pulp mixture

Mix together:
1/4 C cream
1 T lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
Add to mixture

Put one stick of butter in a 9x13 glass baking dish. Place in the oven to melt.
Remove and add the melted butter to the mixture. Mix and pour into the hot glass dish. Bake until done, about 45 minutes. Be careful not to over bake. Check the center with a knife for doneness.

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