Is there a trick to tapioca pudding?
I want to make BF some tapioca pudding, one of his favorites. Last time I made it, I used the recipe on the back of the box. It never got thick. I even added an egg to it, and more tapioca, but it never set up. I want to try again but I'm paranoid I won't find a good recipe or technique.
Here's the one I used:
Classic Tapioca Pudding (off a box of organic tapioca)
2 cups water
3 TBLSP tapioca pearls
2 TBLSP sugar
2/3 cups dry milk (I think I just used milk instead of water, and for me milk means 2%)
1/3 cup shredded coconut
In saucepan bring the water to boil. Us a whisk or fork to add the tapioca pearls, thus preventing them from sticking together. Let the tapioca cook for about 17 min. until the pearls have lost about half their opaqueness. The mixture will have slightly thickened and the liquid will be cloudy. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar, salt and milk powder together. Add to tapioca mixture. Stir and cook for about 10 more minutes. Stir in coconut if using. Refrigerate until cooled.
In my case I think I just cooked the tapioca in the milk. I didn't boil it so it did not separate.