Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rice Pudding!

Here it is- my Grandmother's recipe from 1923 when she worked at Altoma Hall, Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa! Very easy to make. Different from "fluffy" rice puddings- it's a carmelized version. Make sure not to over-bake and dry it out.

Rice Pudding
4 c. milk, heated
1/2 c. rice
1/2-2/3 c. sugar (more or less to taste)
1/2 c. raisins
Mix together adn sprinkle heavily with cinnamon. Stir in. Bake at 325 degrees until browned, (approximately 30 min.) then stir down. Bake another 25-30 min. until browned, stir down. Bake again until browned one last time.

I love to cook- I used to enter cooking contests now and then, won several with my own original recipes (I've always loved to create, be it with paint or with food!). I also enjoy exchanging recipes and would love to hear from you with your favorites. I believe I'll share more of mine down the road from time to time.
Just for fun I added the photo of my 2 granddaughters making play dough. I like photos, can you tell I love kids books? They have lots of pictures!


Italo said...

Ciao Carol, I will try your recipe and then I tell you how it is! For the pictures, you're right :D Better books with pictures ahahahhah

Mona said...

Yum! Thanks for posting this Carol, and it's lovely to see your granddaughters, they are adorable.

It's a small world. My parents both attended Cornell College in the late 1940's. Mom was from Des Moines, and Dad arrived on a scholarship from PA.

Carol Andre' said...

Italo and Mona- Hope you enjoy the rice pudding- it's very easy- Mona, you can paint as it bakes, and Italo, you can write! :-)
Mona- just think- your parents and my father may have passed on the street or even spoken- he grew up near Mechanicsville, just down the road from Mt. Vernon (well, Lisbon is between). My family was from all around that area. Great grandparents lived in Lisbon. It is such a very small world. If my dad had met your mom instead of your dad and they had married just think- I'd be you or you'd be me!!! Heeheehee!!!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Yummy Carol. I bet it makes a lovey smell too!

Carol Andre' said...

Give it a try Barbara- it's easy and you can paint while it
bakes. ;-)

Mona said...

Carol, ha ha indeed.

Growing up, Mom also lived in Waverly, and spent summers in Wilton Junction where my Great Aunt and Uncle had a farm. Two years ago Mom made a visit back that included Wilton Junction and she was amazed to see a favorite ice cream store still there from when she was a child, so she got another cone at age 82!