Creamy Rice Pudding

Yield:  6 Servings   INGREDIENTS   ½ cup golden raisins 1 cup boiling water 1/3 cup slivered almonds 3 ½ cups cooked medium or long grain rice, at room temperature 2 ½ cups milk 2 ½ cups heavy cream 2/3 cup sugar Pinch of salt 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest 1 ¼ teaspoons pure […]

Pastry Cream

Yield: 4 cups   INGREDIENTS 3 cups half and half 1 cup granulated sugar 4 large eggs 2 egg yolks 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract   PREPARATION Bring half and half to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan.  Whisk sugar, eggs, egg yolks and flour using an electric mixer with […]

Banana Pudding

Now, here’s a quintessential southern comfort food – Banana Pudding.  The recipe is straight off the box of Nabisco’s Nilla Wafers.  Makes a great banana pudding!   Yield:  8 Servings   INGREDIENTS ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided 1/3 cup all purpose flour Dash of salt 3 eggs, separated 2 cups milk ½ teaspoon pure vanilla […]