Tuesdays With Dorie's Aborio Rice Pudding
Thanks to Isabelle of Les gourmandises d’Isa for picking Arborio Rice Pudding for this weeks Tuesdays With Dorie dessert. You can find the recipe for ARBORIO RICE PUDDING on pages 412-413 in Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking: From My Home To Yours, or by clicking on Isabelle's blog. She has the complete recipe there. Isabelle comes from Québec, Canada, and at first glance, you would think the recipe is given only in French. You need to scroll down the page to bring you to the English version of the recipe.
Chocolate & Vanilla Rice Pudding!
The recipe for Arborio Rice Pudding is really easy to make. Just a few ingredients - rice, sugar, milk and vanilla or chocolate - makes a creamy and luscious pudding. We both loved the rice pudding very much. I made both varieties, chocolate and vanilla. I had a bar of Green & Black's Espresso Chocolate and figured that would make an ultra rich pudding. I was right, it was extremely rich!
Lake Champlain Chocolates
I also had some Lake Champlain Chocolates that I used in the pudding. I received these awesome chocolates from Leann at LCC last month to review. After I did my "chocolate tasting", I saved a few pieces for something special. (I'll be sharing the photos and results of the LCC tasting very soon!) The milk chocolate made an even better and more delicious rice pudding. Just a quick note on Lake Champlain Chocolates - In my opinion, I truly believe Lake Champlain Chocolates to be the very best chocolates I've ever tasted. I know, I know, just because I lived in Vermont for 10 years doesn't make them the best chocolates in the world. You might have a different opinion. But, I know they are, and that's all that matters!
There was a lot of confusion and ruined recipes this time around. Bakers were feeding their hard-earned pudding to the trash compactors and compost heaps! Horror stories were being told of rice soup and liquid goop. It seems that Dorie's recipe had a MAJOR typo in it! If you do have your own Baking: From My Home To Yours cookbook, PLEASE read this before you set out to make Arborio Rice Pudding!
Dorie's original recipe states that the amount of rice is 1/4 cup. That is wrong. Change that to 1/2 cup. And, the cooking time is also wrong. It is 50-60 minutes, not 30. I am soooo glad I checked into the forums BEFORE I started the recipe. In the end, it was everything she said it was - delicious, creamy and ultra-rich. I'll make it again and again...with the new revisions!