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Old Fashioned Rice Pudding with Boozy Cherries

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding with Boozy Cherries

  • Serves: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Prep time:
  • Cooking time:


    2 cups             milk

    2 cups             cream

    1 cup               sugar

    3/4 cup            Spekko Saman White Rice

    Generous pinch of salt

    1/2 tsp             vanilla powder

    2 – 3 tbsp         butter

    To serve

    Double cream yoghurt

    Boozy apricots or cherries

    Fresh basil

    Honeycomb chunks

    Boozy cherries or apricots

    200 g               dried apricots or 1 ½ cups fresh, pipped fresh cherries

    ½ cup              sugar

    ½ cup              boiling water

    ½ tsp               cinnamon

    ½ cup              rum


    1. First make the boozy cherries or apricots: In a glass bowl, cover the fruit with the sugar, boiling water, cinnamon and rum. Cover and stand overnight.
    2. Preheat the oven to 160 °C and butter and oven to table dish.
    3. Mix the milk, cream, sugar, Spekko rice, salt and vanilla. Pour into the dish. Dot with the butter and bake for 2 hours.
    4. Serve topped with the boozy fruit, honeycomb, basil and yoghurt.


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