Thursday, May 07, 2009
We all learned a thing or two from our parents or grandparents or whomever it was that we watched cook when we were young; I am no exception to this. I am however proud to say that I dont do things the way that I saw them done or learned the first time and rice pudding is one of those examples. My grandmother had the most influence on me in the rice pudding department as she would make it in the oven. Her rice pudding was the standard for me for all rice puddings until I came up with my own twist. I do a custard style rice pudding, I like the creaminess and I like the softness of the rice - plus it gives the flavors a chance to mature and yes it takes a little time and a little effort but dont all good things? I have seen a lot of people simply pouring sweetened and flavored warm milk over cooked rice and calling that rice pudding - that to me is nothing more than rice with sweet liquid poured over it.
I am going to start posting recipes if any of you are interested. I dont use recipes myself so it is going to require that I take the extra time to spell out the times and measurements but I think it is worth it for those of you that would like to try some of my offerings. Be patient with me while I transition into it past the narrative style and into more the instructional style.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 1:10 PM