TWD: Black and White Arborio Rice Pudding
This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Isabelle of Les Gourmandises d'Isa. I have never been a huge pudding fan- but my dad loves it- so I was excited to make rice pudding for him. I have never made pudding of any sort, so I had no idea what to expect. I sort of think something might have been flawed in this recipe because mine turned out disasterously. It wasn' t like it was just a mediocre recipe- it absolutely didn't work- like the measurements were off or something. I blame myself because I have never worked with rice pudding so it was really difficult for me to notice if it was coming together or not.
Dorie Greenspan actually posted on the question and answer section of this week's recipe on the TWD site to say that the cooking time was wrong in the book and that it should be extended from 30 minutes to 55 minutes. Well, first of all, I was pretty star-struck that she posted that for us! Secondly, I read it before I made the pudding, and it still did not turn out at all! Mine sat overnight in the refridgerator and it was like rice soup in the morning. I even tried straining it, but it clearly lacked the creaminess of rice pudding.
I made half vanilla and half chocolate and the flavor was really delicious- if the consistency had been right this would have been a great dessert. Anway- this is my first disapointment with Dorie's book- her recipes always work great for me- so I'm hoping it was just a fluke and a result of my extreme inexperience with rice pudding! Check out the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers because some of them had great success with this recipe!