I have taken to making this recipe every couple of weeks, to take to my 91 year old father. It is easy and needs about 20 minutes of one’s time and Dad loves it, not only because he enjoys its sweetness but also because it reminds him of Mum and the recipes she would make. The other pudding Mum used to make was Apricots and Rice : stewed apricots with lots of syrup and plain unsalted boiled rice…
tastes of my childhood
Creamy Rice and Stewed Prunes
1 packet prunes, a spinkle of sugar and a little water. Stew prunes on gentle simmer.
600ml full cream milk, 3 tablespoons short grain rice, 3 tablespoons caster sugar (a bit too sweet for me so I use 1/5 to 2 tablespoons), a bit of butter. Combine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce to a gentle simmer and stir regularly until 3/4 liquid has been absorbed by the rice. Pour into a dish and sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon.