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Do You Know How to Make Tasty Tapioca Pudding?

July 9th, 2013 Cooking

If you're a pudding aficionado, chances are you've had your fair share of tapioca over the years. This delectable treat has small edible pearls and a delicious vanilla flavoring that keeps people coming back for more. However, you aren't the only one who has a love for this concoction - many people prefer tapioca over other puddings, and for good reason.

Britannica stated that tapioca can be simply described as a root starch that's used to thicken liquid, particularly pudding. Tapioca can be manipulated to come in the form of flakes, small beads or gel depending on what it's being used for. The cassava plant that it comes from can be located in the West Indies, although this tasty ingredient can now be found in kitchens across America. Here is an easy recipe you can use to create tapioca pudding in your own home.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup pearl tapioca
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole milk

Directions:

1. Combine the milk and tapioca beads in a saucepan, then place over medium heat. Stir the ingredients until they're boiling, then reduce the heat to low so that the concoction is only simmering. As you stir, slowly incorporate the sugar.

2. Beat and temper the eggs in a bowl until completely whisked. Then, add the eggs into a saucepan with the rest of the ingredients. Increase the heat of the burner until the mixture is simmering - not boiling. If the burner is too hot, the milk may scald and the mixture can potentially curdle.

3. Allow the mixture to thicken over the heat, then remove it from the burner. After letting it cool for a minimum of 15 minutes, incorporate the vanilla extract and mix. Serve the pudding as-is, or store it in your refrigerator for a future treat.