Rice Pudding Recipe

Wednesday, 25 May 2016


This is the first time I have mad rice pudding in a saucepan and it worked out really well :)

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup raw medium-grain white rice or pudding rice
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, split, or 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
Dump the milk, rice, salt, and split vanilla bean into a large, heavy saucepan (if you're using vanilla extract, don't add it yet). Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Uncover and continue simmering, stirring frequently, until the rice is tender and the pudding is reduced to about 3-1/2 cups, about 8 minutes. It's important to let the pudding simmer gently, not boil, and you'll need to stir constantly toward the end of cooking to prevent scorching.
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla extract (if using). Slowly add the cooked rice mixture, whisking constantly. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan, making sure to scrape the bowl. Set the pan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring and scraping the sides and bottom of the pan constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture has thickened and coats the back of the spoon, about 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat. Transfer the pudding to a bowl or serving dish and lay a sheet of plastic wrap right on the pudding's surface to prevent a skin from forming. If you've used a vanilla bean, fish it out when the pudding has cooled, scrape out the seeds, and stir the scrapings into the pudding. Discard the empty bean. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.
to go with the rice pudding I smashed up half a punnet of strawberries and added castor sugar which should be really nice :)
Enjoy :)


Menu Plan Monday

Monday, 23 May 2016

Here is this week's menu plan :)

Monday        Roast Lamb, sliced potatoes and salad

Tuesday         Roast Lamb, sliced potatoes, Asparagus and salad

Wednesday    Baked Potatoes with cheese, baked beans and salad

Thursday        chicken pie with a green salad

Friday            Rainbow trout stuffed with basil leaves and pine nuts - served with various salads 
  
Saturday        Gladiator burgers in buns with home-made coleslaw and a green salad

Sunday            Pulled Pork with various salads

Dessert for most of the week is various home-made ice-cream with strawberries :)


Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Saturday, 21 May 2016


Ok Ingredients are as follows:

2.1/4 cups (500mls) full fat milk
2,1/4 cups (500mls) double cream
1 cup (200grams) white sugar (not icing sugar though)
2.1/2 cups (475grams) whole strawberries
1/4 teaspoon salt

Method
  • mash the strawberries (I used a potato masher) until all mushy
  • add the strawberries and rest of ingredients to the freezer bowl of the  ice-cream maker and let the ice-cream maker do its work until it is almost firm
  • transfer to tupperware dishes or similar and put into the freezer and ENJOY


Spring in the garden 2016

Saturday, 14 May 2016

We are now in full Spring and here a couple of photos of two of the apple trees in full bloom which is great but I am not sure if all of the trees in the garden are going to produce fruit this year so we will just have to wait and see. There are four apple trees and one victoria plum tree.

The garden is looking pretty wild at the moment and it definitely needs a lot of work done but this will just have to wait.

I love this time of year which spells out New Life and reminds me of the New Life which Jesus gave to all of us whether we know Him or not. He is the reason why we are alive full stop.




Also this season spells out summer foods and away with the winter/fall menu until October. English Strawberries, Jersey Royal Potatoes and Asparagus are all in season now along with other delicious fresh produce.

I have made ice-cream and so far I have experimented with Cointreau and Orange and also Strawberry. I am going to make Vanilla over this weekend too of which I will probably post how I make this lovely dessert. I just love Ice-cream full stop :)

Summer clothes are now all ironed and hung up in the wardrobe and put away in draws. I have been blessed with a almost a full wardrobe of new clothes from a very Dear Friend so I am all stocked up which is such a blessing :) All the clothes are put away in co-ordinated colours which is a first for me lol

Well I guess this is enough info for now but I will keep you updated on more Spring/Early Summer menus etc so watch this space :)

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