How old are you? Because I’m 26 and when I eat tapioca pudding, prunes and drink Ovaltine I feel like a geriatric. Or at least I’m told I am one by my best friend who clearly has not come around to the wonderful world of Old People Food. Tapioca pudding is fantastic, and anyone who doesn’t think so is now required to give this simple dessert a try.
It’s far to easy not to make, it’s creamy, dreamy, zesty and anything but old.
In a sauce pan stir together 3 tablespoons tapioca, 2 3/4 cup non-fat milk, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg (well beaten), 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tsp lemon zest, and 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger.
Stir well and bring to a full rolling boil over the stove that can’t be stirred down.
Remove from eat, let cool for about 20 minutes, distribute into four to eight dishes and garnish with additional lemon zest and ginger slivers.
Eat whilst warm, like the old people do, or place in fridge for an hour until chilled.
To easy and delicious not to try. So slip on those Aerosoles, elastic waist slacks, yell at kids on your front yard and dig in.