Peach and tapioca pudding

by Sunita on August 5, 2009

The best thing about the summer is probably the multitude of fruits and berries that are available. The markets are flooded with colourful, ripe and juicy fruits, waiting to be picked up. One is simply spoilt for choice. I simply go crazy at the markets at such times and hop from one stall to another like a kid in a sweet shop.

It was on one such trip to the local farmers’ market, that we came back with yet another bagful of goodies, and among them, were these luscious peaches.

Their availability during this season meant that, apart from gorging on them as they were, I was able to sneak a few into cooked and baked goodies too. Once, a couple of these gorgeous peaches made their way into this yumy peach and tapioca pudding. A simple, but pretty looking dessert.

What’s needed-

1 C of tapioca pearls
4 C of milk
2 large, ripe peaches, peeled, stoned and cut into small pieces
2 + 3 tblsp of honey
1/3 tsp cinnamon powder
a pinch of saffron strands
1 bay leaf
3 cardamoms, split at one end

How to-

  1. Ina heatproof pan, soak the tapioca pearls in the milk for about 40 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan, add the peaches, cinnamon powder and 2 tblsp of honey, and place the pan over heat. Stir well, cover and cook over low heat till the fruit softens. Remove from heat and keep aside.
  3. Place the pan with the tapioca soaked in milk over heat along with the bay leaf, 3 tblsp of honey and the cardamoms.
  4. Bring everything to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 5-7 minutes, stirring all the time.
  5. Add 3/4 of the cooked peaches along with the saffron and continue to cook till the tapioca pearls are completely done and the mixture has thickened. Keep stirring frequently.
  6. Discard the bay leaf and the cardamom shells and spoon into bowls. Top with the reserved cooked peaches. Serve warm or chilled.

This was one creamy, mildly sweet and fruity pudding and we did love it a lot.

A light and summery spoonful for you :-)

This is also my contribution to Think spice- think spiced sweet treats. Think spice is back home for it’s 2nd anniversary edition. What about you? Have you spiced up your sweet treat yet?

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sonu August 6, 2009 at 2:48 am

Brilliant pics Sunita. Pudding looks so beautiful and tempting! :)

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2 RedChillies August 6, 2009 at 3:22 am

Looks absolutely divine Sunita :-)

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3 Rosa August 6, 2009 at 4:22 am

I love tapioca and this dessert looks so good! A great combo!

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Nirmala August 6, 2009 at 5:05 am

Sunita, I licked the screen :)

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5 Meeta August 6, 2009 at 7:02 am

simply delicious! i love tapioca and sago puddings and often make it at home for soeren. nice one!

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6 Minu August 6, 2009 at 7:57 am

hi
the pudding looks wonderful.
Simple and makes me drool
will participate in your event.

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7 Sudeshna August 6, 2009 at 9:14 am

Sunita,

I love tapioca, my grandmom used to prepare a tapioca fruit pudding, she used to put banana and mangoes, and that tasted so good. Your post made me remember those days. Thanks for sharing. I’ll try it out with peach this time :) .

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8 ABowlOfMush August 6, 2009 at 12:08 pm

This looks absolutely fantastic! Delicious!

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9 Soma August 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Gorgeous!! i have never cooked with tapioca or sago. I think i will go get some.. i love the way this looks, besides i like the feel of these little bites.

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10 Ramya Kiran August 6, 2009 at 5:02 pm

That looks heavenly! I love any dish made using tapioca. With peach, it definitely is a keeper.

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11 snacksgiving August 7, 2009 at 9:04 pm

That looks yummy! A wonderful combo

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