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OLD FASHIONED RICE PUDDING

In addition to their roasts and 2 boiled veg meals, the English brought their tasty puddings with them when they arrived in South Africa in the 1820's...

This rice pudding recipe is a humble example that has been served as a dessert for simply ages.

Pudding Ingredients

2 eggs
2 cups cooked rice
3 cups milk
½ cup sugar
2 tbsp castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ cup raisins optional
A little butter for greasing


Making the Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

Preheat the oven to 350oF [180oC]

Grease a casserole dish

Separate the eggs

Place rice, milk and sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan and bring to boil

Stir until the mixture thickens

Place egg yolks and vanilla, in a small mixing bowl, beat lightly

Add 3 tbsp of the hot rice mixture to the egg yolks, slowly, 1 tbsp at a time... The eggs must not heat too rapidly

Add the egg mixture to the rice mixture

Cook for a further minute

Remove from heat and fold in the raisins if using

In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff

Add the castor sugar slowly to the egg whites, whisking until meringue mixture forms stiff peaks

Place the rice mixture in the casserole dish

Top with the meringue, do not smooth

Transfer the RICE PUDDING to the oven and bake until the meringue peaks are golden brown

This old fashioned rice pudding makes a great dessert and should be served hot.

Although personally I have no objection to eating any leftovers cold...

If I should be fortunate enough to have my ever-hungry family leave any

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