Rice pudding is a dish I ate when I was very small with my grandmother. I don't think I ate it since. Both my mom and my hubbies mom were here and the remembered the rice pudding from the times they were really small. They ate it with brown sugar and it was a real treat in those times. It was fun to reinvent it today in a new form.
Rice pudding isn't that difficult to make, you only need arborio rice. I just didn't hear of that before today. But then you've got google and it was risotto rice. That's something that is easily available around here. The rice is cooked in sweet milk. Vanilla essence is added at taste.
For the apples sugar is caramelised and the apples are baked in a liquid containing the caramalised sugar and applejuice (the recipe stated apple cider, but I only had apple juice so I exchanged it). Then you add cream to the sauce and everything is done.
When you serve it in nice layers, then you've got a delicious dessert. For sure in this season, where the apples are fresh.
We don't quote the recipe at the French Friday with Dorie group, if you want to read it: it's in the book French fridays with Dorie from Dorie Greenspan. If you want to know what the rest of the group made of it look at: www.frenchfridayswithdorie.com.
And the end result:
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