Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Interdependence Day

Well, we went away for the holiday, and it's taken a bit of time to get back into the routine.

Before leaving, I made cherry amasake pudding. It's pretty good. Amasake is rice milk, so this is suitable for vegans or those who are lactose intolerant/ dairy allergy. The original recipe calls for unsweetened amasake, so it can be considered sugar free. I admit, I added a 1/4 C sugar for my sweet tooth.

Cool Amasake Cherry Pudding (from The Changing Seasons Macrobiotic Cookbook by Aveline Kushi and Wendy Esko)

1 quart amasake (rice milk)
pinch of salt
1/4-1/3 C kuzu (arrowroot starch) or scant 1/2 cup of cornstarch
1 c cherries, pitted and halved

Dissolve starch in a little amasake, then add to remaining amasake in a suitably sized pot (add sugar here if desired). Bring up to a simmer, slowly, whisking occasionally. Simmer for 2 or 3 minutes, until thickened. Let cool a few minutes then stir in cherries. Pour into dessert dishes and chill.

Dish & Bitch
measuring cup
cutting board
wooden spoon
6 custard cups

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