Tuesday, June 28, 2016
TWD - Rice Pudding, Strawberries, and Spiced Hibiscus Syrup
This week's Tuesday with Dorie alternate recipe is Rice Pudding, Strawberries, and Spiced Hibiscus Syrup. I do love rice pudding, so I was very happy to make this. However, I only made a half recipe because I didn't want to make my rice pudding into a roly poly (me).
The rice pudding is made with a very small amount of arborio rice, which is pre-cooked then plumped up with lots of milk. I used skim milk because that is the only milk that I use, and it worked fine. The pudding is topped with chopped strawberries (no magic there), and a spiced syrup which is meant to be flavoured with hibiscus tea. The spices are black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and orange. I couldn't find pure hibiscus tea, so I used a passionfruit tea that claimed to have "a twist of hibiscus". In reality, it just tasted like passionfruit, but that suited me fine.
I really enjoyed this pudding. The serves are quite small, but when you consider that one serve contains a whole cup of milk, that is adequate.
To see what the other Dorie bakers made this week and what they thought of it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.