Made a rice pudding* and took down the clotheslines and washed them^-
gave Mothers head a fine combing and washed her neck and ears
done all the chores-
Mother has been fine today
Aunty rec'd a letter from Clara.
|Grandma Kuck's Baked Rice Pudding from Spoonful*|
^Who washes the clothesline? I suppose it makes sense because it's outside in the elements, but I never remember my mom washing the clothesline rope.
*Like tapioca pudding, there are 2 ways to make rice pudding. I have included versions of both here. The 1st is from Martha Stewart Living. The 2nd is from Spoonful.
- 1 cup Arborio rice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 4 3/4 cups whole milk, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Ground cinnamon, for serving
- In a large saucepan, bring rice, sugar, salt, and 4 1/2 cups milk to a boil over medium-high. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 25 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring constantly, until rice is tender and pudding is creamy, 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla and remaining 1/4 cup milk.
- Transfer to a serving dish and press plastic wrap directly on surface to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour (or up to 3 days). To serve, stir in heavy cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
- 4 cups 2-percent milk
- Cinnamon and orange zest for garnish (optional)
- Heat the oven to 325º. Combine all the ingredients, except the garnish, in a 2 1/2-quart casserole (low and wide is better than tall and deep).
- Bake the pudding for 2 hours without stirring. Let it sit half an hour to set.
- Serve the pudding warm or cold, garnished with the cinnamon and orange zest, if desired. Serves 12.