Tuesday, November 18, 2008

TWD: Aborio Rice Pudding

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Recipe chosen by: Isabelle of Les gourmandises d’Isa
Link to TWD Group: Tuesdays With Dorie

Pictures to come! Sorry! (You'd think since I did this recipe ahead of time that I'd have it all ready to go on the day. But, nooooo.)

Short and sweet: I really liked it, but nobody else even tried it.

Rice pudding is just a really hard sell with my usual taste testers. It's a shame really, because this recipe was a great change from the usual.

I split mine in half, or tried to. I ended up with vanilla soup due to not cooking it for long enough combined with a smaller than half portion of rice to too much extract. I made this several weeks in advance, so I didn't get the note from Dorie about the increase in cooking time (55 minutes instead of 30). I cooked mine for approximately 40, but thought it would thicken up after chilling. The taste was good, but the texture was lacking.

Which was fine, because I really loved the chocolate portion and it thickened up just fine. I traded out semisweet for bittersweet. But next time, I may do half and half of the chocolate. I think that would satisfy my chocolate tooth but not be overkill.

Thanks to Isabelle for picking an interesting recipe!