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Prepped – The rice pudding test

As you know I love food, but I especially love home cooked food and when the gorgeous and extremely talented Vanessa Kimbell put a shout out on twitter for recipe testers for her new, exciting and innovative cook book Prepped, so I put up my hand like I did back when I was in school and opted for the rice pudding.



  • 1 litre whole milk
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways
  • 50g Vanilla Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 60g butter
  • 150g Arborio rice

1 Preheat the oven to 150°C/gas mark 2.

2 Put all the above ingredients into an ovenproof casserole dish, stir well and pop it into the oven for 2 hours in total. After 30 minutes, open the oven door and stir it all again.

3 When it’s time for the pudding to come out, it’s not always set as firmly as you would like, so you must leave it for a good hour. It will carry on absorbing the liquid and thicken up more.


Just look at it, it was divine.  Now you may now know this, but MadDad is a rice pudding expert having grown up on a dairy farm and he gave this a real thumbs up.

A real comfort food and I we loved it.  I can not wait until the book is out to try out more of Vanessa’s recipes.


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