Monday, 4 March 2013

Super Easy Baking: Baked Rice Pudding

Spring is finally here!  The sun is shining, the days are getting longer and Edinburgh is looking beautiful with its bonny blossoms.  But wait, it's still cold - actually it's freezing! Well obvs, it is Scotland after all.  So here's a simple and delicious dessert to warm you up, baked rice pudding.  I've been having a lot of this recently - it's warming and delicious and is probably the easiest recipe to prepare ever.  The basic recipe is: turn on oven, throw together some pudding rice, a pint of milk and some cream into a dish, put in oven for two hours and et voila! Creamy wonderful baked rice pudding. The only effort required is the patience to wait for it to bake but if I put it in the oven when I come in from work, by the time I've finished pottering around and having my tea it's right there and ready for pudding time.  The instructions below are pretty much literally from the packet of rice pudding that I have, which is the classic way to enjoy your pud, but the best way to enjoy it is totally pimped up with anything from orange zest, grated chocolate, brown sugar or rose water.  I added plain old vanilla to my pudding in the picture and had it with some roasted apricots.  Ridiculously simple and so very good indeed.

70g pudding rice
1 pint of milk (568ml)
50ml double cream or condensed milk
Any additional flavourings - see below for suggestions.

1.  Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celcius.
2.  Add the rice to a small baking dish (I use a side dish for vegetables) and pour the milk and cream or condensed milk directly on top, along with any additions you might want to include.
3.  Pop it in the oven for two hours.  It should be golden brown and puffy on top.
4.  Let it stand for a few minutes before eating as it will be very hot!  Best served with a dod of jam and some double cream poured over.

Pimped-up Pudding Ideas - add one or any of the following:

    ♥ 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    ♥ 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    ♥ a handful of fresh raspberries or blueberries
    ♥ a handful of dried fruit such as sultanas, apricots or berries
    ♥ 1 teaspoon rosewater
    ♥ zest of an orange or lemon
    ♥ a dash of rum, whisky or your favourite liqueur (Contrieau with orange zest combo is rather yummy)
    ♥ 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey
    ♥ 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, cinnamon or cardamom


  1. Oh that sounds delicious! I also like the sound of ginger, cinnamon or cardamon.

    1. Yes, I like the spices too! I'm thinking of trying a rosewater and cardamom pudding soon :-)