Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dessert Blitz: rice pudding that will, I swear, convert you

Soon, I will be back in New York. I, of course, have mixed feelings about this. But one thing is for sure: I still have a lot of sweets to get through.

If you’re like me, rice pudding isn’t exactly the dessert of dreams. It doesn’t get my heart racing or make my stomach do cartwheels. But that started changing when Bennie ordered the rice pudding at Café Constant. It was exquisite. And then on a more recent visit to Chez l’Ami Jean, my esteem for rice pudding as one of the best all-around dessert options was solidified.

Of course everything at Chez l’Ami Jean is a little bigger and more decadent so the rice pudding was not a modest little boule. In fact, one serving—what you’re looking at—could easily feed a family of four.

Especially with the whipped salted caramel cream and candied granola it’s served with.

Tell me if there’s anything you want to sample vicariously through me… it would be a honor. And my pleasure.


Brit said...

Hello Amy!
One of the most beautiful things at the end of the year was our gathering at the Sugarplum Cake Shop! So sorry that you will leave Paris, but hope to see you before. Have a wonderful New Year's Eve & all the best for 2011, may each day bring you love, health and joy and many, many inspirations!
Talk to you in 2011 !

Parisbreakfasts said...

Love L'amie Jean but not rice pudding ever.
Too many memories of force feedings at the family table..
Why are you using chop sticks?

Sweet Freak said...

lol. That's a spoon, not chopsticks, Carol! But I hear ya; I'd steer clear of rice pudding too, if I hadn't had these two incredibly delicious versions. Miam miam.

joyjamiebrady said...

Amy, I officially almost drooled on the rice pudding description. Literally! Salivating, I caught myself; and thought, Boy, I've come a long way from mistakenly trying to grill fried chicken for my husband early on in our marriage. Lucky for me, he was there and put it out. And,for the record, our fire department would've howled at that, since months later, I accidently burned down the dog house while he was at the academy. And he still trusted that he could leave me alone with a gas oven. No more fires! I'm done now. Anyhow, I digress,...I will be looking for recipes to tweak this weekend. Between this and the almond croissant, I'm in trouble, lol. Thanks Bunches!