We called my great-grandmother Nanny Florida, because she lived in Florida. When she cooked and baked, she didn’t record her recipes online on a blog, she wrote them on index cards and tucked them away in a small metal box. I inherited this recipe box and I was looking through the pudding section…
She had three recipes for rice pudding, one to be served with cream, another to be served with wine sauce and a recipe for rice custard. I plan to try each of them eventually and them create my personal recipe. This one I’m calling Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding, since it had a classic flavor. Next time I might not let it bake as long.
1 1/2 qt. milk, 3/4 c. sugar, 3/4 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 2/3 c. rice
Butter a 3 qt. baking dish. Pour 1 qt. milk into baking dish, add sugar and salt and stir until dissolved. Wash rice and add to dish. Bake in at 325°F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes with fork. Pour in remaining milk and bake 1 hr, every 20 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and blend. Bake 30 minutes more. Serve with cream and a small pinch of nutmeg.
What family recipes do you treasure?