Ahhh….the goodness and hominess of Cream of Wheat!
And…milk and egg, sugar and vanilla!
I have been meaning to post this little recipe for a while (see date on milk). Go ahead, mock me…no…the pudding!
I know folks either love Cream of Wheat, can do with or without it…or maybe even hate it. Say what?
I happen to love the stuff! Around our house, raising kids…it was a staple!
On my trip up to Utah (see http://wp.me/p2e6iL-ih) I made some Cream of Wheat for breakfast for my Nieces and Nephews.
I got a big kick out of them asking me to make sure there were lumps in it! So….some of us…like takin’ our lumps! Remember the saying “if you don’t like it…lump it”? Well…we like to lump it…with Cream of Wheat, that is!
Since coming back to my home, here in the South, I have come across a fantastic recipe…I LOVE it! I was watching an episode of Sister Wives and they talked about the one dish that was most requested by the kids. It was…Mock Tapicoca Pudding…of all things!
I had to try it…and I am a fan! It is surprisingly good…but no lumps kids…just rich and creamy and delicious!
I did question why one would make this ‘mock’ pudding versus just making Tapioca! I believe the answer to that is…the Cream of Wheat version is probably more nutritious with a higher protein value. I still love Tapioca…but this is a great alternative…and hey… you can have it for breakfast or any ole’ time!
It is quite simple to make and, I think it is very homey…and that, after all, is my passion!
I found this recipe at Food.com.
Here is a link to their print recipe page:
Mock Tapioca Pudding
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup uncooked cream of wheat
- 1 egg, separated
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- prepared whipped topping, for garnish
- maraschino cherries, for garnish
- N0te: I didn’t use the whipped topping or cherries…and added a dash of nutmeg
- In a small bowl, with electric mixer at high speed, beat egg white until soft peaks form.
- Gradually beat in 2 tablespoons of the sugar, and beat until stiff peaks form.
- Cover and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, mix together milk, 2 tablespoons of the sugar and egg yolk.
- Heat to a rapid boil, while stirring constantly.
- Slowly sprinkle in cereal, while continuing to stir briskly.
- Return to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
- Transfer beaten egg whites to a medium size mixing bowl.
- Slowly pour hot mixture over egg whites, while stirring with a whisk.
- Stir in vanilla.
- Spoon pudding into 4 dessert dishes.
- Chill until serving time.
- Garnish with whipped topping and cherries if desired.
Enjoy…warm with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg…or chilled!
‘Til we meet again…
Remember…sometimes you can like the lumps….
and sometimes you can smooth it out….
and…don’t forget the puddin’!
I just discovered that someone took one of the photos from my last post! I do ask that anyone ask permission before using (or taking) my photos. It was a picture of my husband’s birthday cake….now….that takes the cake, as they say! So…if you missed it (and it was a beauty)….here is the cake! And…it is my own recipe that I share with ya’ll! Gee…I hope whoever took the cake liked it!
Poppy’s Birthday Cake
(Vee’s Italian Cream Cake)
Takin’ my lumps! 🙂
14 thoughts on “Go ahead…”Mock my day”….with some Mock Tapioca Pudding! So good!”
I used to make this when I was a kid. But since I am older (58) couldn’t find the recipe. Thanks for posting this I am going to make it tonight!
That’s awesome! I’m glad that I was able to help you find an old favorite and I hope you did get to make and enjoy it again! Thanks, so much for stopping by and reading my post!
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I love the way you play with words. A delightful talent all by itself.
Thank you! What a wonderful compliment!
Someone took the cake? … Wow
I know…too funny, huh? Well…guess they needed it! Thanks for sharing the humor! ~Blessings!
Do you think cream of rice would work in this recipe!?
Hi Jenny! Well I think it might work just as well…don’t see why not. Let me know if you try it and like it. I’m sure that’s a good option for those that are sensitive to wheat products. I hope it’s just as tasty. 🙂
Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!
My pleasure! Glad you enjoyed your camp out adventure! Please come back again!
Cream of wheat looks so good right now!! Delicious!
I know this seems odd…but I had Cream of Wheat the other night for dinner! LOL! And…I was thinking about the Mock Tapioca…but thought I really shouldn’t be having dessert for dinner, right? Maybe next time I will. 🙂
The recipe looks good–I’ll have to try it.
My one son loved cream of wheat when he was a child–the other two hated it.
How funny! Can’t please ’em all…all the time! Do give it a try and maybe make some for the son that loves it. If you do make some…let me know what you think. 🙂