Monday, March 17, 2008

Kitchen Meditation/St Patrick's Day Pudding

To celebrate today's holiday, I decided to come up with a special pudding dessert. It's not really Irish, but it's green!

Sure you can make instant anything these days, but I like to make things by hand. There is something about stirring a pot that forces you to slow down. It's like meditation, just stirring and thinking, and watching something transform before your eyes. Plus it always tastes better and you know exactly what you are eating.

St Patty's Day Tapioca Pudding

Mix the following in a saucepan and let sit for 5 minutes:
1/3 cup sugar
3 Tbsp Instant Tapioca
2 1/5 cups milk
1 egg, beaten

Cook over medium heat and stir until it boils and bubbles even while stirring. Remove from heat and stir in 3-4 Tbsp Creme de Menthe (more or less for your taste).

Cool for 20 minutes and serve. You can chill if you like, but I love warm creamy pudding!

I also served the pudding in glasses and topped with pastel mints for a cute finishing touch.

Happy St Patrick's Day!

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