Who isn’t fan already?
These sweet little treats will remind you the taste of Home! And that’s the beauty of home cooking really because it connects you to the memories and love once shared. Mauritian food is all about family to me. The moments spent, the memories made, the fun among cousins and also the naughty times too. Like for example being scold by Mum for dipping my finger into the pudding before it sets. And such is the recipe for today! The sweet playful times of my childhood times reminisced through these set of pictures.
”Pudding Maiz” or Cornmeal Pudding is one very old and traditionally Mauritius as dessert. But mostly as a tea treat or after school hours rewards. My Mamma until now always makes it at home for us especially for my siblings. Because they always seem to be hungry like little pigs when back home from school. Moi on the contrary, she used to bring them along with tea at school during tuition break. And no need to say being equally greedy as my siblings, I would ask for more so much they were good and comforting.I love the fact that Mamma would set it to chill before bringing it at school which definitely shows that I am on her mind all day long. Also setting it to chill adds another depth of flavour to the pudding.
Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time : 30 mins
- 250G of Cornmeal / La Poudre Maiz
- 100 g of Milk powder / Liquid Milk
- 75g of Custard powder
- 1 tsp of Vanilla essence
- 1/2 a cup of dry raisins
- 1/2 a cup of dry coconut flakes
- 2 tsp of brown sugar
- 1 ltr of water
- In a bowl wash the cornmeal under running water and soak for 10 mins.
- Take your saucepan, add water ,milk ,vanilla essence, sugar and the washed corn and mix everything together.
- Place saucepan on medium heat and keep stirring until it becomes thick and lumpy.
- Add the dry raisins a little at a time while stirring.
- Sprinkle coconut flakes at bottom of the mould.
- Pour mixture and fill in the whole mould.(As shown below)
- Sprinkle some more dry coconut flakes and leave to set in the fridge for 1 hour max.
- De-mould and serve with custard cream on the side.
Note: For custard cream, just mix the custard powder and milk plus sugar to your taste in another saucepan and cook over medium heat and leave to rest until set.
First bite that you cut through will literally sends you thrill! So so so gooooddd and comforting really. You can serve the custard cream anyway you like it.And again chilled is better! The sweet comforting and rich taste is of an absolute treat to the mouth that you will forget your forks and spoons and devour everything in just a mouthful really. Also they make great dessert topped with maybe some fresh strawberries or mixed berries. That would really revamp the traditional way of having Pudding Maiz!
Lately there have been a variety of use of Cornmeal/Polenta in the kitchen and ranging from savoury to sweet, they make such comforting dishes. I would love to hear your recipe ideas with this one or what are you ways really of having Cornmeal at home. Is there any naitonal dish at yours that is made up of corn and that reminds you great time of the moments spent with family.Anything really, I would love to be part of it!
I would also like to add that I am currently working on a new website to be launched soon in May (Hopefully) to celebrate my 1 year blogging anniversary. So pardon me if I am not too regular with the recipes. I am indeed very thrilled because I am working on it all by myself but then I am also having a nightmare getting everything together! A lot more exciting newbies coming up soon on the blog! And of course all these wouldn’s have been possible without you all. You helped made PeachyTales better than it was when I started.Thank you so much!