11/18/08

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!

9 comments:

Cristine said...

Bummer it didn't work! There's always next week, though, right? Great job making the recipe even though you aren't a pudding fan!

Maria said...

Sorry it didn't work for you! I haven't tried this one yet because pudding isn't my favorite! Maybe someday I will get the urge:)

Wandering Coyote said...

How disappointing for you! I hate it when something just doesn't work out because I feel I've not only wasted my time, but my ingredients, and I hate waste. I generally like rice pudding, though I never make it for myself because it's just not worth it. Good for you for trying this though!

Engineer Baker said...

Sounds like a trend with people - flavor was good, texture not so much. Hopefully next week's turns out better, right?

Spike said...

Not your fault! Hopefully next week will be better

Kimberly Johnson said...

Too bad that it didn't work out for you. :(

Rosie said...

Oh nooo.... but hey it's not your fault it didn't turn out well! Very disappointing for you but don't give up on trying out different puds plz.

Rosie x

Amanda said...

You are not the only one who had challenges. I actually increased the rice to just shy of 1/2 cup, and cooked it about 35-40 minutes and it worked well. Maybe that would work for you, if you dared it again!
Amanda
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Teanna said...

It's alright about the rice pudding! I'm sure that your Twofer pie is going to be a huge success!