In a small saucepan simmer, after boil, 1 c long grain rice in 2 c water for 10 minutes or till liquid is absorbed.
In a larger pot warm 6 c milk (2%, skim or almond milk if you need a lenten dessert) with 1 c sugar and 1 t vanilla extract. Be careful not to scorch the milk. When rice is cooked and milk is warm, combine the two.
Continue cooking milk and rice over medium heat until rice is fully cooked and mixture has thickened, which should take another 40 minutes. STIR OFTEN!!
After 40 minutes whisk 1 T softened butter and 3 beaten egg yolks in a separate bowl. Do not add the egg mixture to the pudding until you temper it by slowly whisking it with 1/2 c of warm pudding. You can skip this step for a lenten recipe.
Add the tempered egg mixture to the pot of rice pudding.
Simmer another 2 minutes over medium heat.
Pour into individual serving bowls or a serving platter. Be sure to let the pudding cool to room temperature before you chill in the fridge or a film will form. You don’t want that.
When you are ready to serve, sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
Scoop out a portion and garnish with peach slices and homemade whipped cream. Yumm!!
This Lenten Banana Bread is always a hit at church coffee hour. It’s great with chocolate chips, walnuts, or cinnamon.
Start by preheating oven to 350 degrees.
In one bowl, mix dry ingredients (and then set aside)
3/4 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
In large bowl, beat together
3/4 c. oil (I use 1/2 part vegetable and 1/2 part coconut oil)
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. cold water
1 t vanilla extract
Slowly add dry mixture to wet mixture. The mixture will be thick but don’t worry. The bananas will add plenty of moisture.
Mash 3-4 bananas and incorporate into mixture
Add 1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips. (Ghirardelli are lenten.) or add 2 T ground cinnamon. Or add 1 C chopped walnuts.
Pour into a greased loaf pans and bake for 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Or pour into lined cupcake trays and bake for 15 minutes.
If I need a quick cake, I pour the batter into a greased glass cake pan and bake for 30 minutes. I dust the top with cinnamon or powdered sugar for an added treat, but they are sweet enough that a topping really isn’t needed.
When I add walnuts, (my guys don’t like nuts) I like to add half walnuts on top so we can remember which ones have nuts and which don’t.
When you want them to remember what you wrote, write it on something they’ll keep.