Monday, November 03, 2008

Apricot and almond pudding

Hubby's favourite pudding:

4 tablespoons of apricot jam (I usually use a whole jar)
60 g of pudding rice (short-grain rice)
4 dl of whole milk
150 g of sugar (I usually use caster sugar)
750 g of Egremont Russet apples (reinette/reinetas; any other are fine but these are best)
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 dl of double cream
1 egg white
2 tablespoons of flaked almonds
2 tablespoons of grounded almonds

Pour the milk into a saucepan, add the vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons of sugar and the milk and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Leave it to simmer - covered, on a low flame - for 25 minutes or until the rice cooks. Stir occasionally. After cooked, leave it to cool for about 30 minutes.
Peal the apples, remove the core and slice them. Pour 3 dl of water into a saucepan, add 120 g of sugar and stir over a low flame until the sugar dissolves.
When it comes to a boil, add the apple slices and leave to cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until they're soft. Using a sieve, drain the apples and leave them to dry for about 10 minutes.
Whip the cream until it just starts to thicken and then fold in the cooked rice, mixing well with a wooden spoon.
Beat the egg white until it's firm and then fold in the grounded almonds and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Set aside.
Cover the bottom of a round Pyrex container with the apricot jam.
Spread the apples evenly on top of this layer.
Spread the cream and rice mixture evenly over the apples.
Spread the egg white mixture evenly over the rice.
Sprinkle with the flaked almonds.
Put the Pyrex container in the oven set to hot (8) for just enough time to slightly toast the flaked almonds.
Serve hot or cold.


Peter said...

Once again impressed by the mix of your posts ... Yeats, and now a pudding!

Also, a pure pleasure to check your music choice! To get the Irish touch (Yeats) I went to Kate Bush (one of my favourites) and the Women of Ireland ... and then also listened to the Sinead (another favourite of mine) version. (For the the Chieftains version, I have the record). (It actually did not work on my PC, so I had to got YouTube.)

Claudia said...

I think I'm a bit of a schizophrenic or else a true renaissance woman :-))

Thanks for pointing out that the old jukeboxes weren't working. I haven't updated them for more than a year and the subscription has probably ended. I've taken them down and will replace them with goear jukeboxes.

Thanks for your kind comments, Peter!