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Tapioca Pudding

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Tapioca is a starchy substance extracted from the root of the cassava plant (also called manioc and yuca), which grows in tropical countries. The starch is transformed into small granules or pearls of various sizes, colours and glossiness. Having fallen out of fashion for a while, tapioca is now being resurrected as "bubble tea", a refreshing, colourful and trendy drink, originally from Taiwan, which has recently invaded major North American cities. Here, I am proposing a traditional pudding, as I learned it from my mother-in-law.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 10 min Standing : 3 h
100 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly
  • Bone-healthy

Ingredients

1/4 cup pearl tapioca (quick-cooking) 40 g
1 eggs size large
2 cups almond beverage, unsweetened, fortified 500 mL
4 tbsp sugar 50 g
1/4 tsp salt 1 g
3 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes [optional] 16 g

Before you start

Make sure you choose quick-cooking tapioca, which does not require soaking, nor a long cooking time (with stirring!)

A hand-held or stand mixer will make things easier for this recipe.

Method

  1. Warm up the milk on the stovetop, or in a microwave oven 1-2 min until luke-warm.
  2. Add the tapioca, salt, and sugar to a saucepan. Mix and add the warmed milk. Cook over very low heat 5 min, with stirring.
  3. Separate the egg white(s) from the yolk(s). Put the white(s) in a bowl and add the yolk(s) to the saucepan. Cook an additional 5 min over low heat, with stirring. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  4. Beat the egg white(s) to form stiff peaks using an electric mixer, then fold them very gently into the tapioca-yolk mixture.
  5. Portion out the pudding into small serving bowls (about 1/3 cup each). Sprinkle with the coconut flakes. Chill at least 3 h in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (110g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

100

Fat

4 g

6 %

Saturated 1.8 g
+ Trans 0 g

9 %

Cholesterol

30 mg

Sodium

140 mg

6 %

Carbohydrate

16 g

5 %

Fibre

1 g

3 %

Sugars

9 g

Protein

2 g

Vitamin A

5 %

Vitamin C

0 %

Calcium

16 %

Iron

3 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : ¼ serving
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Selenium, Vitamin B12
Good source of  :
Calcium
Diet-related health claims  :
Bone-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches ½
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats ½
Other Foods ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Eggs | Dairy | Desserts | Vegetarian | Bone-healthy | Kosher | Diabetes-friendly | High Calcium | Halal | Canadian