"Bayou Bill" Scifres
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Mother's Vanilla Sauce
Copyright © 2002 by Bill Scifres

My  Mother's Vanilla Sauce (undoubtedly her mother's, too) 
(Serve with Persimmon Pudding) 

½ (one-half) cup sugar 
1 tablespoon corn starch or flour 
1 cup boiling water 
2 tablespoons butter 
1 ½ (one and one-half) teaspoons vanilla 
1 small pinch of salt 
small amount of nutmeg (if you like) 

Mix sugar and corn starch . . . Stir in boiling water gradually in small sauce pan . . . Stir constantly and cook at slow boil for five (5) minutes or until it thickens to desired consistency . .  . Stir in butter, vanilla and nutmeg . . . Serve hot over pudding. 

Note: Lemon or other fruit juice may be used in place of vanilla to change flavor. 

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