Larder recipe – Pineapple Pudding
This is an easy recipe. It sounds like it would be perfectly awful, but it is really good. It has a texture rather like rice pudding, but there is no rice in it. I see fancier versions on some Indian food websites. This is a quick and easy version, perfect for busy and tired parents, or for a child to do. It’s also a good because it uses ingredients that are often in food storage (or plain old fashioned larders).
Take one largish tin of crushed pineapple. Pineapple pieces or chunks can be used if you whizz them in the blender or food processor. If they are in syrup instead of natural juice, you need to pour the syrup away otherwise it will not work. In fact I prefer to pour some of the juice away although not all of it. (The juice can be drunk or used in some other drink or food.)
Mix the pineapple bits with one normal tin of evaporated milk. Stir it well, the reaction will happen as you mix it. It does not curdle (which is what most people would think it would do) but it does thicken.
You can top this with maraschino cherries or crushed nuts. Or leave plain.
Please let me know if you try this!