Grandma's Tapioca
Recipe type: Dessert, Pudding
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Serves: Serves 6
Creamy and delicious tapioca just like my grandmother made.
  • 1 cup tapioca pearls
  • water to soak
  • To make the pudding
  • drained tapioca
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Topping
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  1. Soak the tapioca overnight in water. Drain well.
  2. Add the tapioca, milk, salt and sugar to a double boiler. Stir to combine. Let cook for about 20 minutes or until you see the tapioca pearls start to get translucent.
  3. Separate the eggs. Add the egg yolks to a small bowl. Beat with a fork. Add a little of the hot tapioca a tablespoon at a time to temper the egg yolks. Stir into the tapioca mixture. Stir the tapioca over the boiling water for about 5 minutes while it thickens. Stir in vanilla. Pour into an oven proof serving dish.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff. Add sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over the tapioca pudding. Put the dish under a broiler that was pre-heated to high. Watch carefully. Remove when browned.
Prep time includes soaking the tapioca.
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