Tapioca sponge pudding

This creates a soft sponge pudding, without using any flour.

Preparation time:30 minutes

Serves:2 - 4

Cooking time:30 minutes

  • Ingredients
    • 25g seed pearl tapioca (dry)
    • 25g caster sugar
    • 1 egg, separated
    • 450ml whole milk
    • Pinch of salt
    • Flavouring of choice, eg vanilla essence
  • Method
    1. Wash the tapioca and soak in a little water for 30 minutes.
    2. Drain the tapioca and add to a pan with the salt and milk.
    3. Bring to the boil, simmer and stir occasionally until cooked.
    4. Allow to cool a little, then add the sugar, egg yolk and flavouring.
    5. Whip the egg white stiffly and fold gently into the mixture.
    6. Tip into a greased pie dish and bake for 20 minutes. (190° C, 170° C fan oven, gas mark 5).