By Chefiebig on March 21, 2004
"My husband and his parents love tapioca. Every time they visit I make a batch. Large pearl tapioca can be hard to find in a grocery store (it's one of those time consuming things to cook) but I find them in Asian grocery stores."
Serving Size: 1 (203 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I love tapioca, but usually use instant in order to avoid the soaking time. When I want it, I want it now! This is a great recipe that requires no soaking.<br/><br/>If you use a double boiler, why would you need to stir constantly? I just put it in a pot and stirred frequently and it was dandy with just the right tapioca lumpiness. Tapioca is not a gourmet dish! I'm making this again today with 1/2 the sugar. It's way too sweet as is, and if I need it sweeter when I eat it, I'll add a dollop of blackberry jam. Yummy."
"Excellent recipe but even with half the sugar it was still too sweet."
"Great recipe. Would make again. <br/><br/>I would modify a few things though next time:<br/>1) Add slightly less sugar...maybe use 3/4 cup. It does seem a bit sweet and I even have a sweet tooth!<br/>2) I would cool my tapioca mixture slightly before folding in egg whites on the last step.....I chucked it all together right after taking it off the stove and I think it cooked the whites a bit and made it chunky...as it would....I should have known better."
"I just made this pudding today and it is hands down the best I have ever had other than my Mom's. I would swear she used the same recipe. I had to use seed tapioca and it worked great. Thanks."
"Excellent! To speed up the cooking time put tapioca in a bowl, cover with cold water and refridgerate overnight. Drain tapioca when ready to use!"
"Great Recipe using the large pearls!"
"Really good! Rich and creamy. I used whole milk. Very sweet, you could et away with cutting down on some of the sugar and it would still be good."
"I had been to the dentist and was looking for something light to eat this was just great I added diced fresh peaches when it cooled. It is certainly worth the time to cook, I will make this for a summer treat with fresh fruit salad.Thanks Chefiebig"
"My kids love this recipe!! They also love having it when friends visit and telling them it is 'Fish Eye' pudding. LOL I used 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar and tossed in a bit of cinnamon. Then put it all in the slow cooker on low. When it is done I add the eggs, including whites, and vanilla, continue to cook a bit longer say 10 minutes. Then I serve with whole raw cream. Yummmmmmy."
"This is a very tasty pudding! I'd never cooked pearl tapioca before, and after two hours ran out of patience, so the tapioca was still a little hard in the center. I didn't consider that when giving stars, however - we just thought it was a little too sweet. That's probably a matter of personal taste; people who like their puddings very sweet will probably love it."
"yummy, needs to be called 'fish eye; pudding!"