Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thursday, March 5, 1936

Plesant and thawed a little-
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


  1. 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.
  2. 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. We always made rice pudding with nutmeg grated on top. It was completely gorgeous. There was a fight at the table EVERY time between my uncle and my grandad for the toasted skin on the top of the dish....I don't think it ever occurred to them to share! Thank you for continuing to feed my addiction to your blog - and for visiting mine as well. Hugs from Shroo:)

    1. I LOVE nutmeg! & add it too so many things. I remember a few years ago I was watching a Food Network show & one of the chefs added nutmeg & one of the judges was so against it because it has such a strong flavor & some people don't like it. I was like, what? Who are those people & what is wrong with them? LOL

      Thank for stopping in & adding your comments to the diary. It makes it so much better. We are keeping the past alive!


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