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 :)

Every Blessing,

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

  • 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

Every Blessing,

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 :)


Every Blessing,

It Feels Like Only Yesterday

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

It Feels Like Only Yesterday
It feels like only yesterday
That we were together
And I thought this was meant to be
But how wrong could I be
The thought of you and me
Into the distance memories fade away

The path we were on so broken
Now take a look at us
The love we once shared now shattered
Now nothing really matters
My self esteem in tatters
Moving forward seems so hard to do

How did this happen I wonder?
Now just an empty road
I just cant seem to just let go
The gentle whispers in my ear
I cant feel them but I can still hear
It feels like only yesterday

A love that once was so strong
It felt so right together
Even though we shed tears and laughter
It was for me happy ever after
We could sail away on rafters
Forever and a day, just together

I guess the damage has been done
Our paths no longer cross
I’m lost for words, what can I say
No going back, there is no way
Time to go forward from today
From a distance, you’ll soon be a memory

How did this happen I wonder?
Where did our love go wrong?
Now it’s just an empty song
I know every story has a reason
I now need to put all my trust in Jesus
No more yesterday’s, my only hope is in today

Copyright Page Alexanda January 2016

Every Blessing,