The recipe I get to share with you today is the one my mom made for me EVERY time I was home sick, sad, accomplishing something great …. well, basically for every single special occasion too, because it is my very favorite. It became, in my family, the epitome of comfort food. Thanks for sharing this treasure Mama!
Mama’s Fluffy Tapioca Pudding
1 quart milk
1/4 cup quick cooking tapioca
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 stiffly beaten egg whites
Combine milk, tapioca, sugar and salt – let stand 5 minutes.
Add egg yolks, and bring to boiling, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, (mixture will be thin), add vanilla.
Put 1/3 of beaten egg whites in a large bowl and slowly stir in tapioca mixture.
Fold in remaining egg whites, leaving little “pillows” of egg white.
Chill and then serve it up!!!
This pudding is amazing all on its own (how I prefer it), but can also be served with fresh fruit, whipped cream, or your favorite jam.
I personally LOVE this recipe just plain with some home made whip cream on top, but I know many people enjoy tapioca pudding with fruit or jam. No matter how you prefer it, when you try this pudding, just know, that this is what home, comfort and safety tastes like to me.
From the very best of my childhood to your family and home,
Love, Rachel Anne & Mama Lou