Mary Berry's Classic Rice Pudding

Until I moved to the UK I had never ever tried Rice Pudding. To be honest the sound and look of it did not make me want to try it anytime soon. I thought it was a going to feel weird in my mouth. There is no other way to say that...

Anyhow. I have sort of become a bit addicted to Muller Rice's limited edition maple syrup flavor and I thought hey this must be pretty easy to make at home! So, I went straight to Mary Berry. This is her recipe from Mary Berry Cooks, I've had the book for a couple of years now, but I have never made anything out of it. Not sure why, it has some great looking recipes.

Again anywho. I wanted rice pudding so I made rice pudding. The thing that I love about rice pudding, after I realised it doesn't feel weird in your mouth and I got over the fact I was eating rice as a dessert, is that it tastes great on it's own, but it's a great base for other flavors. You can add a teaspoon of jam or curd to it. Fresh fruit is always a great addition as well as maple syrup or chocolate sauce. Plus, it's fairly inexpensive to make which is always a bonus.

Mary Berry's Classic Rice Pudding

100g pudding rice
50g caster sugar
600ml milk
300ml single cream
25g butter
pinch of grated nutmeg

One must have a baking dish that will hold 900ml of liquid and then some. Heat the oven to 150C. Put the rice and sugar in the baking dish. Then pour the milk and cream over the top giving it a little stir. Cut up the butter into little cubes and place around the dish randomly before sprinkling the top with a pinch or two of grated nutmeg. Bake for 30 minutes. Give it a stir before placing back in the oven for another 1 1/2 hours. Should have a skin over the top and the rice should have absorbed the milk and cream.

It turned out lovely and I guarantee that I will be making this again soon! Only thing is is that it's not a quick dessert, it requires time, but it's well worth the wait!

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  1. What kind of pudding rice to use in canada

  2. Was delicious, thank you for sharing :). JP, Cardiff

  3. 2nd time I've made this in a week awesome thanks for sharing


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