Old  July 8th, 2017, 2:57pm     #1
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Tapioca help
I make tapioca using the instant stuff.. but it never tastes like what my mom used to make.. and I believe she used the instant.

I tried the raw pearls in a crockpot but they always overcook and still don't have the same taste.

It's not the vanilla as I upped that and that's not the taste I'm missing.. I think it's an egg ( custard ) taste.

I do the recipe on the box.. 1 egg , milk, and sugar then vanilla at the end.

Does someone have a good recipe for tapioca I can try and see if it tastes more like moms?

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  Old  August 10th, 2017, 3:21pm     #2
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Have you tried making it on the stove top and not in a crock pot?

Make sure you soak the pearls in water over night

Try using a combo of whole milk and cream

Use good vanilla, like a whole vanilla bean or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Use just the egg yolks, not the whole egg


I haven't made tapioca in a while, but now I'm totally in the mood for it.

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When I make it I separate the egg(s).
I add the yolk to the part that gets heated on the stovetop.
I take the white(s) and beat them until stiff and add a little sugar.
When the heated part on the stove is cooked, remove from heat.
Quickly fold in the egg whites and then the vanilla.

I use the boxed tapioca.
I put the milk, tapioca, egg yolk, and sugar in the pan and let them sit for five minutes before cooking on the stovetop.

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Have you tried making it on the stove top and not in a crock pot?

Make sure you soak the pearls in water over night

Try using a combo of whole milk and cream

Use good vanilla, like a whole vanilla bean or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Use just the egg yolks, not the whole egg


I haven't made tapioca in a while, but now I'm totally in the mood for it.
I normally do it on the stove top.. one thing could be the milk as I use 2%.. and the only thing allowed in the house is pure vanilla extract!

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When I make it I separate the egg(s).
I add the yolk to the part that gets heated on the stovetop.
I take the white(s) and beat them until stiff and add a little sugar.
When the heated part on the stove is cooked, remove from heat.
Quickly fold in the egg whites and then the vanilla.

I use the boxed tapioca.
I put the milk, tapioca, egg yolk, and sugar in the pan and let them sit for five minutes before cooking on the stovetop.
I found a recipe similar but it didn't separate the egg... everything cooked but the 2 eggs .. then the mixture was slowly added the the eggs and cooked again.. turned out with a much better taste, but I overcooked it in the end and it was a little firm.

The one thing I'll never know is how my mom's arms could always stir, stir and stir even into her older years.... my wrists get sore so quickly!

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I normally do it on the stove top.. one thing could be the milk as I use 2%.. and the only thing allowed in the house is pure vanilla extract!..........
I would give it a shot with the milk/cream combo.

Like a lot of people, I often cook without measuring, but I'm going to make my tapioca soon and write the recipe down for my food blog - I'll post a link here when I'm done.

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The one thing I'll never know is how my mom's arms could always stir, stir and stir even into her older years.... my wrists get sore so quickly!
Doing the egg white separately will help make the pudding quite fluffy.

I know! My grandmother did almost everything by hand. Amazing!

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