I looked online yesterday for tapioca pudding recipes because the only ones in my cookbooks involved separating eggs and folding in beaten egg whites later, something beyond the skill of my youngest, who wanted to make the pudding.
I didn’t have the box of tapioca anymore, since I tend to store stuff like that in Tupperware containers. I finally found the recipe pretty much as I remembered making it as a kid, very easy and very good. Maybe one day I should try the fancier recipe and see if it’s worth the extra effort. But this one is so easy and so good it’s to imagine.
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 Tbs minute tapioca
- 2 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg, well beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Mix together everything but the vanilla in a small saucepan and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Put the saucepan on medium heat and bring to a boil, making sure you stir it almost constantly so the milk won't scorch the bottom. Watch it carefully so it doesn't boil over either!
- Once it boils, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla, then let it sit for twenty minutes or so.