If you remember last month I took part in the Random Recipe Challenge from Belleau Kitchen and made Impossible Pie. I enjoyed the challenge so I decided to take part again. This month the challenge was a little different, the book was still chosen at random but this time a recipe needed to be a random pudding, cake or bake. (This made me go around saying “puddings, cakes or bakes, oh my” in a wizard of oz tone for a little while).
I reached into my bookcase and randomly choose a recipe book, only to find it had no desserts section. A bit of failure there so I tried again and this time I pulled out Anthony Demetre, Today’s Special. This is a book that gives his take on bistro food and it is one I had never used before.
The random recipe I found this time was Rice Pudding. Rice Pudding is a dish I have never tried to make before. It makes me think of warm autumn nights when the wind is howling outside. Eaten hot or cold it can be jazzed up with added honey or stewed apple if wanted. I was quite looking forward to trying it myself.
Rice Pudding Recipe
I adapted the recipe as I was missing some of the ingredients, I didn’t have golden unrefined caster sugar so used a mixture of soft brown demerara sugar and soft light brown sugar. This made the rice pudding a bit darker in appearance but it still tasted nice. The pudding is cooked slowly so that it will form a skin on the top.
This was the result, I think I left it a bit too long as it was not as creamy as I was hoping for. It did taste delicious though and I will definitely try making this again.