My children are in love with warm homemade tapioca. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
1/3 Cup Tapioca
3/4 Cup Water
2 1/4 Cups 2% Milk (I use coconut milk use what you like)
1/4 tsp Salt
2 Eggs, seperated
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
Soak small pearl tapioca in water for 30 minutes in a 1 1/2 quart saucepan. Add milk, salt and lightly beaten egg yolks to tapioca and stir over medium heat until boiling. Simmer uncovered over very low heat for 10-15 minutes.
Stir often. Beat egg whites with sugar until soft peeks form. Fold about 3/4 cup of hot tapioca into the egg whites, then gently fold mixture back into saucepan. Stir over low heat for about 3 minutes. Cool 15 minutes then add vanilla.
Served warm or chilled, plain or with nutmeg/cinnamon or coconut mixed in. Makes 3 1/2 cups.