Hello loves, did you miss me? Oh my heart ached to be with you, but roll into one week two sick kiddos (more on this later), super cache updates, a move to another server, possible lost blog posts and my blog appearing as “page not found.” Oh I tell you it was too much for this girl to handle. I was an emotional mess. Thank goodness my host provider has a great bunch of capable people, for I get lost on twitter, to help me find my way back to you. At this moment I only crave reading… reading… reading ….all the remarkable meals, stories and tips you have shared over my turbulent week away.
Is it lazy of me that my return post be a easy citrus pudding? Possibly, but imagine sunshine in a cup..rays of vitamin c trickling down your taste buds. I need sunshine dammit!! I need to feed my body a super boost of vitamin C wrapped in a tasty treat, as I regain my emotional strength. Did this easy peasy treat help? Oh yes, I licked my cup clean, licked the spoon, and licked the container. Of course when no one was looking (so I thought). This pudding surprised me, for I am not a pudding girl. I have never been drawn to that instant pudding, pudding cups or pudding pops that my childhood friends all craved. Imagine my surprise when I was caught by Chuls (11 yr daughter) licking the container. Did she judge me? No, she simply stated “told ya, to double the recipe!” Enjoy, Sweet Life
Citrus Pudding with Whipped Cream
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp grated tangerine rind
1/2 tsp grated orange rind
1 cup fresh tangerine juice
1 cup fresh orange juice
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Combine first 3 ingredients in a small sauce pan; crush with a wooden spoon. Stir in tangerine juice, orange juice, cornstarch, and salt, stirring well.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and butter.
Pour pudding into a bowl, cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Chill
Place cream in a bowl, beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold half of cream into pudding.
Spoon 1/2 cup pudding into each of 4 dessert bowls or glasses; top each serving with 1 tbsp whipped cream.
Candied Grapefruit Rind
by Cooking Light
Boil julienne strips of grapefruit rind in simple syrup for 30 minutes; drain and toss in sugar.