'puddings' on Serious Eats

American Classics: Haupia

In my experience, coconut is one of those love-it or hate-it foods. As a kid, my only real exposure to coconut had been in the context of cloyingly sweet confections which put me staunchly in the hate-it camp. It's dishes like haupia, a traditional Hawaiian luau staple, that have since made me reconsider. More

Dulces: Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)

I couldn't help but think of the stereotypical fiery Latin temperament when I was making this recipe. Arroz con leche (riz au lait or rice pudding), is such a languid, drowsy, gentle thing, so tender it's even suitable for those with smooth gums and weak constitutions, and yet, it is among the most well-liked and frequently made desserts throughout Latin America. Maybe we're all bark and no bite. More

Summer Pudding

For me, this is the quintessential summer dessert; once I have it, I know summer has arrived. The summer berry pudding takes a bit of time to prepare, but it's all done ahead of time, so it's not too much effort. More

In Salads Named After Political Scandals: Watergate Salad

This Friday (June 17) marks the 39th anniversary of the break-in of the Democratic National Party headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, and somehow this scandal gave birth to a peculiar recipe: Watergate Salad. The ambrosia-like summertime dessert is the product of a 1960s sensibility that easy entertaining equals canned "instant" foods. It's just a mix of pineapple chunks, mini marshmallows, and pecans in a base of pistachio pudding. More

Indian Pudding, a New England Thanksgiving Tradition

Pumpkin pie can suck it! If there's a single dish that launches me straight back to the innocence of childhood and the warm comfort of my Yankee roots, it's this: a bowl of warm Indian pudding with vanilla ice cream melting and pooling moat-like around its perimeter. I have heard that some folks who reside in this fair nation have never heard of it, let alone have never tried it. Perhaps because the name conjures up images of actual native tribesmen lodged within the pudding More

Deborah Madison's Tangelo-Tangerine Pudding

The Tangelo-Tangerine Puddings from Seasonal Fruit Desserts by Deborah Madison have a lot of good things going for them. First off they're a gorgeous, vibrant shade of orange that brings to mind all sorts of happy things (sunshine, sherbet). Secondly, they are the perfect summer dessert—less than five minutes of heat on the stovetop then a chill in the fridge means you won't suffer from the dreaded summer kitchen sweats. And lastly, they are dairy-free, gluten-free, and even vegan if you opt to sweeten them with agave instead of sugar or honey. More

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