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Tapioca Pudding Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A delicious dessert recipe for tapioca pudding.

Ingredients

1/2 cup pearl tapioca
2 1/2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a bowl, soak tapioca in 2 cups of room temperature water overnight.

Drain water.

In double boiler, heat milk just until no longer cold.

Add salt and tapioca.

Continue heating until small bubbles appear at sides of pan.

Cover, turn heat to very low and cook for one hour.

Make sure that milk mixture does not simmer or boil.

Separate egg whites from yolks.

Beat egg yolks and sugar together until light yellow in color.Add a little of the hot mixture to the egg yolks and blend thoroughly.

Then add the egg yolk mixture to the hot milk

mixture, stirring constantly.

Place the double boiler over medium heat and cook until tapioca mixture is very thick, about 15 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff.

Slowly fold the hot tapioca mixture into the egg whites.

Stir in vanilla.

Serve warm or chilled.

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