Winner, Loser or Meh
This is evil good. Did I say evil? How evil? I think I want this for breaky tomorrow instead of left over Raisin Congee. I love this warm. I am sure it will be good cold, but man is this good warm. I have a huge sweet tooth, and served warm, this may have been too sweet. Adjusting to 1/3 cup of sugar or (for those who don't like sweet) even 1/4 cup probably have worked. I ate this the next day, cold, and it didn't seem overly sweet when served cold.
Use a small crock pot for this. My small crock is very old and cooks much slower than new models, so adjust the time down by an hour for the first portion of cooking if using a newer model.
If you double the recipe, use a medium newer crock pot and cook for 3 hours, then 30 minutes to 1 hour after addition of egg.
- 2 cups 1% milk
- 1 Tbls butter (I only did this because I had intended to use regular milk)
- 1/4 cup small pearl tapioca (not instant)
- 1/2 cup sugar (I used organic pure cane)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
When the pearls have absorbed most of the milk and are mostly translucent, stir with a fork to break up any clumps. Beat the egg in a small bowl and add one or two tablespoons of the hot mixture into the egg and stir completely. This will keep the egg from cooking instantly when it hits the contents of the crock pot. Stir in egg mixture. Cook on low for another 30 minutes to an hour. Turn off the heat, and let it sit for about 30 minutes with the lid ajar. Serve warm, or store and refrigerate, covered and serve cold.