Rediscover homemade pudding's comforting simplicity, then
see how versatile it can be. Choose one or the other, or make them both!
Use this basic recipe to create the following flavor variations and desserts:
Peanut-Butter Chocolate Parfaits
Boston Cream Pie
Thinly sliced oranges are candied in a honey syrup that lends them a faint floral perfume. The sweet citrus slices sit atop a contemporary version of rice pudding, which is made from starchy, short-grain Arborio rice to yield a texture that's exceptionally rich. Heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks, is folded in just before serving to ensure a light consistency.
We love egg-based challah (or brioche) for its golden color and rich texture, but you can use Italian or white sandwich bread instead. Bakery bread that's a day or two old (or sandwich bread that's gone slightly stale) also works well for bread-pudding -- it may need to soak a little longer to absorb the liquid.