Recipes for soft or liquid diet – high calorie and yummy!
1 well mashed banana (i used the one left over from making a banana milk drink)
2 cups milk
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cassava flour (tapioca flour)
1/8 tsp salt
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix together in a saucepan banana, milk, sugar (and/or honey), tapioca flour, and salt. Whisk while heating through about 3 minutes. Pour about 1 cup of the hot mixture into the egg yolks and mix thoroughly, then add that back to the saucepan, whisking always another couple minutes. Remove from low heat and whisk in the vanilla. Pour into a heat tolerate container for cooling. If you want to avoid the skim that forms on the top of pudding, then you can lay a piece of plastic wrap right on top of the pudding. Should be set in a couple hours, but good to eat anytime.
The recipes I’m posting are for people who need or want top notch health, so all ingredients used are organically raised, preferably local as well. The milk is from neighbours who specialise in cows whose diet is primarily grass or dried forages (hay or stockpiled grass in winter). Honey is locally sourced and does not contain corn syrup, sugar is organically grown and harvested in the USA. Not sure on the cassava flour, although the label says it is certified organic. Eggs are from our own hens or the young lady who raises hens next door. Bananas certified organic from the store which cites them having been grown in Colombia. Are there any bananas grown in the USA?
Bear in mind that using cassava to thicken gravies, puddings, stir fry will give a significantly different sort of viscosity than cornstarch – that’s okay. So far, Cassava is not genetically modified whereas corn is almost 100% GMO.
After setting – i notice that this recipe is less ‘stiff’ than what one normally expects pudding to be. I’m guessing that has to do with the honey. Just use 2/3rds cup of sugar if you like more traditional thickness. Also, realise that using the cassava will likely be lumpier than using cornstarch.
If you try this one, let me know how it turns out for you!