Portuguese Rice Pudding

Any recipe where you put milk on the stove, I tend to mess up. Rice pudding I have made in the past has not gone so well, so I tried this recipe and it actually worked!!! Rice pudding is a traditional Portuguese dessert sometimes called sweet rice. Its cheap to make and very tasty! Tjhanks Family Foodie!

4 cups of water
zest of one lemon
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 tsp of Salt
2 cups of long grain white rice
2 cups of hot milk ( I used whole)
1 1/4 cup of sugar
5 egg yolks
Cinnamon to decorate top.

Instructions:
1. In large saucepan, bring water, lemon zest, butter and salt to a boil.
2. Add rice and reduce heat to a simmer.
3. Simmer for 30 minutes or until almost all the water has been absorbed. ( It only took 15 mins for me!)
4. Add Hot Milk
5. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
6. Add sugar until absorbed.
7. In separate bowl beat the egg yolks and add a few tablespoons of the rice mixture to temper eggs.
8. Add the egg mixture into sauce pan/
Let rice continue to simmer for about 10 minutes until thick.

Serve in a 9×13 pan and dust or design cinnamon on top!

Advertisements

Tres Leches Cake

My coworker one day and I were talking about food ( we always talk about food) and she told me about the most ridiculous cake that sounds so disgusting to make but said it was TASTY. I couldn’t resist trying it the next week, she gave me a copy of her recipe with her comments, but I am not sure where she got this recipe from. It sounds ridiculous because it has THREE kinds of milk ( hence the tres leche) This cake definitely tastes mexican like, almost a flan/ custard taste to it. Its not as sweet you would expect like american kind of sweet but it is definitely to fulfill your sugar cravings. Here goes nothing, and if your feeling brave, I urge you try it.  This is a cake you make the day before an event. It takes a day to sit under refrigeration.

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup of Flour

For coating (glaze)

  • Sweetened Condensed Milk (regular sized can)
  • Evaporated Milk (Regular sized Can)
  • 2 cups of Whole milk

For Cream on Top

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of Sugar

I used my kitchen aid mixer for every step :). First blend together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and Eggs and beat together.  Mix in Flour, Baking Soda and powder two tablespoons at a time.

Grease 9X13 pan and Pour batter into it. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Wait until cake is completely cooled. When Cake is cooled stab cake with a fork, as the directions say 9 million times. I usually do around 8 million. The point is that there needs to be holes everywhere in the cake.

Next mix three milks together, and pour over the cake. When you pour you are going to be like OMG this is too much milk! But just relax and keep pouring, because the cake acts as a sponge and will suck up all that milk! The next day you will have a nice dense cake.

Right before serving you are going to make the whipped cream layer, with heavy cream and sugar and vanilla whip until it reaches whipped cream status, and layer on top of cake and enjoy!

Easy Easy Quiche!!

So this recipe really shouldn’t qualify as quiche since it only contains two eggs but its so tasty, I love it!! This recipe was given to my from my friend, and she got it from her aunt, so its been passed down the line which are the best kind of recipes! 

One unbaked pie shell

1/2 cup of mayo ( I like miracle whip)

1/2 cup of milk 

2 eggs 

1/2 cup of shredded cheese (cheddar works nice my mom likes swiss) 

1 tblspoon of cornstarch 

Here is where you customize it! I liked to add 3/4 cup of ham, cubed, some onions, mushrooms, broccli. Recipe can take even green peppers or any veggies you like. I dont use more than 2/3 cups of veggies combined. 

Mix wet ingredients, and gently stir in chunky things next. 

Pour into pie shell and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. Until center comes out clean when poked with knife :)