MJ and Victoria here-- with an treat from the past for
Retro Mother's Day Week
Part of the enjoyment of this retro week was scoping out old photos and looking back. As you can see, Victoria was close to Gram.
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This little recipe for lemon pudding cake is one that the Maffini kids loved when they were growing up. And even those two well-known fusspots, MJ and her brother, JD, liked it a generation earlier. Poor mum. Life couldn't have been easy with those two.
So, MJ's mum made this dessert fairly often back in the dim mists of time. It didn't even seem to have a name, except for lemon pudding cake. But it's a recipe that comes up in conversation quite often A year or so ago a cousin was reminiscing about the lemon pudding cake that her mom used to make. She could never manage to find the recipe.
MJ knew she had it, but couldn’t track it down either. Was this going to be one of those delicious secrets that are lost forever? There are lots of recipes that a kind of like this, but she wanted this one. Once again, Victoria to the rescue! It turned up in her little book of Treasured Recipes under Favorite Lemon Pudding.
Everyone’s Favorite Retro Lemon Dessert
Serve at room temperature and enjoy!
Speaking of mothers and daughters, that shadowy figure Victoria Abbott is a collaboration between artist and photographer, Victoria Maffini, and her mother, Mary Jane Maffini, author of three mystery series. Their book collector series blends contemporary mystery, humor and classics from the Golden Age of Detection. Of course, there are also dogs and cats. The Christie Curse, The Sayers Swindle and The Wolfe Widow will be followed by The Marsh Madness in September. But you can PREORDER IT NOW!
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