Recipe by Lennie
This old-fashioned tapioca pudding recipe is taken straight from "Foods, Nutrition and Home Management Manual", published in 1942 by the "Government of the Province of British Columbia". I've never made this type of tapioca, so the cooking time is a bit of a guess on my part. See note at end of recipe if you want to use quick-cooking tapioca.
- 1⁄4 cup pearl tapioca (not the quick-cooking kind)
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄3 cup white sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- Soak tapioca in enough cold water to cover until water is absorbed.
- Add milk and cook in a double boiler until tapioca is transparent.
- To the beaten yolks, sugar, and salt, add a little of the hot mixture.
- Return all to the double boiler and cook 3 minutes.
- Cool slightly; fold in the well-beaten egg whites.
- Flavour and serve.
- Note at end of recipe: 3 tbsp of minute tapioca may be substituted; soaking may then be omitted.