Every family has cherished recipes and mine is certainly no exception. This is one of my favorites: Grandma Dotty’s Rice Pudding. It’s such a comforting little dessert, always reminds me of day trips we used to take to my grandparent’s house in Dingmans Ferry when I was little. On occasion, Grandma will surprise us with a fresh batch and I do a happy dance. Pudding that inspires dancing. Can’t make this stuff up.
Grandma Dotty’s Rice Pudding
What You’ll Need:
1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup Minute Rice, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 1/2 cup scalded milk, 1/2 cup raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg (for sprinkling on top)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook rice per directions, set side. Beat eggs into milk w/ vanilla, salt and sugar. Add rice and raisins. Pour mixture into small cooking dish, sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on top. Set in larger dish of 1 inch hot water (this ensures that the pudding will cook all the way through). Bake for 70 min, (insert a knife into the middle, if it comes out clean it’s done) take out of water pan to cool.
Best to let it settle for a while, maybe 20 min or so. Tastes great warm or cold!
And because I’m feeling extra sentimental, here’s Dotty’s original recipe:
She has fabulous handwriting. Makes me happy. Have a great Friday!