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Posted: Wednesday 26 August, 2009

by Rosemary at 1:29pm in Recipes 2 comments Add your own

It's really miserable here - raining steadily, windy, cold. I just can't seem to get going - nor can the fire. I decided to light it to dispel the gloom, but it's gone out with a whimper. I'll go and try it again, I think.

I have prepared some rhubarb for the freezer and I've started to make some Old Dowerhouse Chutney. It has preserved ginger in it, so I had a wee nibble to get me warmed up!

To comfort myself, I've put a rice pudding in the oven. We've loads of milk and, well, it's comfort food. It's so easy to make, too.

The recipe I use is:

Butter an oven proof dish; put in 2oz pudding rice, 1 1/2 oz soft brown sugar, a good handful of sultanas and two pints of whole milk. You can use semi-skimmed if you must. Stir. Grate some nutmeg on top and put the dish in the oven at 175C for about 2 hours or until the rice is tender.

I find I hardly use granulated sugar now; unrefined brown sugars add flavour as well as sweetness.

Who needs Ambrosia, when you can make your own.

Comments

Amy

Thursday 27 August, 2009 at 5:34am

yum rice pudding! I like to pop mine in the crockpot to simmer all day in time for tea time.

mary watson

Thursday 27 August, 2009 at 11:55am

Crabbies ginger wine - the best thing for warming you up. Always have a bottle in the winter. Mind you, it's nowhere near winter yet, even here in the North. Still, it was pretty miserable yesterday, even though the midges were about!

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