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Italian "custard'

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Hello everyone!!

I am trying to get a recipe for {what I think) is a custard, my Grandma use to make it. It was called Bodine (not sure that is the spelling) but it was pronounced Bow-deen. I know it was cooked in the oven, and she prepared it in little individual glass serving bowls.My grandparents came to the USA from Northern Italy (Bologna) Would anyone know what I am talking about?

post #2 of 5

the name you're looking for is "Budino" (boo-DEE-no) but unfortunately "budino" simply means pudding. 

Was it flavored in some way you can remember? did it have raisins or nuts or caramel or chocolate in it?  what color was it?  Was it smooth like pudding or was it rough, like bread pudding?  was there a sort of sauce at the bottom?  Maybe i can find a recipe if i have a better description.

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It was a bit thicker then I consider pudding to be,  but nothing like bread pudding. The flavor, well it kinda reminds me of Flan it was a yellowish/white color. No raisins, nuts, caramel, or chocolate. Sorry, I didn't realize it was just pudding rolleyes.gif

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My mother, from Lucca area (tuscany) used to make "Latte alla portughese" (Portuguese milk) which was a creme caramel flavored with a little coffee.  It was a simple custard and baked in the oven in a pot that had been coated with caramelized sugar.  She didn;t do the water bath to bake it, so it would curdle at the bottom. but i kind of liked that, since it made the caramel go right into the custard itself.  I don't know any other kinds of baked puddings here, but i do have an old cookbook, Artusi, who was from Central/northern italy (tuscany or emilia romagna) and i could give you some of these.  One is with rice, one made with semolino (cream of wheat, sort of), some with cornstarch, with ricotta and one flavored with lemon.  Anyuthing sound familiar?

 

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It could possibly be something like that, I don't really remember a "coffee" taste or caramel, but my memory could be off a little biggrin.gif. I just remember I really liked it, it was like a custard and she made it in the oven.

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