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Rice Pudding with Shortbread Snow



Rice Pudding with Shortbread Snow

Why a simple recipe for rice pudding? Well, some time ago I was at the opening of a pottery with my children, where my son and I had the opportunity to make our own ceramic bowls. Certainly not a masterpiece and not the most difficult way to potter, but handmade nonetheless. Just like cooking, it’s the small and simple things, like ice cream, that make us happy. So, who of you doesn’t have childhood memories of rice pudding with sugar and cinnamon? I think everyone does and so it’s dessert recipes like this that create emotions and above all, are to be enjoyed together.

Rice pudding for children and adults

So, when the little man got his own handmade bowl home, I thought of the ideal dish to fill it for him and here we are, rice pudding it should be. To give rice pudding a little twist without losing its origin and become something special for children, as well as the adults, I added shortbread snow. Shortbread snow is ultimately nothing more than crumbled shortbread mixed with brown butter and a pinch of salt. The mix is then frozen and you grate it down afterwards. This way you still have something crunchy with a different temperature on your dessert plate.

rice pudding ingredients on black background
shortbread on black background

The answer is always rice pudding

The boys ask for rice pudding at least once a week and to be honest, rice pudding always goes. If I don’t feel like it, I’m still happy to find some rice pudding in the fridge to enjoy as a little dessert the day after. Since the boys like their rice pudding best with homemade applesauce and the shortbread snow on top, we always have both on hand. Applesauce can be canned and the shortbread snow is in the freezer. This makes the effort really minimal and the joy greater.

making shortbread snow on black background
making shortbread snow on black background
making shortbread snow on black background


Rice Pudding with Shortbread Snow

2 Persons45 Minutes

Shortbread Snow
  • 125 g Butter
  • 20 g Brown Sugar
  • 70 g Butter Biscuits
  • Salt to taste

For the shortbread snow, crumble the shortbread and heat the butter until brown, then strain through a paper towel-lined sieve and mix everything together. Press the shortbread mix into a small bowl, lined with foil and place the freezer.

Rice Pudding
  • 10 g Butter
  • 100 g Round Grain Rice
  • 550 ml Milk
  • 20 g Sugar
  • 1/2 Vanilla Pod
  • 1 cl Liqueur 43
  • Lemon Zest & Salt to taste

For the rice pudding, melt the butter in a saucepan and sauté the rice in it, then deglaze with Liqueur 43 and add the milk. Now add lemon zest, vanilla bean and salt and cook the rice pudding over low heat, stirring occasionally. Finally, season with sugar and salt to taste.

  • Rice Pudding
  • Shortbread Snow

To serve, remove the shortbread block from the freezer and grate over the lukewarm rice pudding.

rice pudding with shortbread snow on black background
rice pudding with shortbread snow on black background
rice pudding with shortbread snow on black background

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