Rum Raisins

Cheese cake and rice pudding

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Cheese cake and rice pudding…. I dialed back on the rum soaked fruit in the pudding cause it made me sleepy..

The cheese cake was about testing my recipe so I went full size.. which is probably going to be a problem because I’ll most likely live on cheese cake for a few days and eat the whole thing..

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The white rabbit is sitting at the new table to creep me out and be all judgy should I lack discipline…

I really should make an effort to be more social, but I don’t like people hanging around… even the rabbit annoys me.

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Rice pudding

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I remembered some raisins, currant’s and dried cherries that have been taking up fridge space soaking in rum and spices for over a month..

The usual basic rice pudding got a make over and the result was an OMG that’s so good moment.. the problem is I make a quart at a time and think it needs to be eaten NOW..

Which is a hold over from my pre-fridge third world lifestyle.. and yet another story, everything I cooked had to last a week on a counter….

Rum raisin tart…

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Its a work in progress…there’s brie in the bottom and it gets topped with whipped cream or ricotta at some point after cooling..

Then I went off on a tangent…. why not make the next go round a custard or do a cheese cake riff… both ideas got added to the current project list and into the book they go..

The scent is amazing, rum, spices and fruits all working together..to improve my dinner.. not that its dinner, its the great rarity of a dessert..

Rum raisins etc..

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Its talk like a pirate day, which led me to rum, dark Mexican rum to be specific and from there to rum raisins.

At which point the original and simple idea went off the rails…

Currants and dried cherries were added to the mix along with whole spices, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and anise..

The other snap jar has leche de tigre in it from civiche.. but as soon as it’s empty, I have enough rum and raisins left to fill that one also.. the raisins and all should be good to go by December..

Too bad it won’t be ice cream weather on this side of the equator in December… and customs south of that same equator get kind of huffy about jars of hooched up fruit..

I needed a break from cooking critters and wanted to do something different, something that I wouldn’t have to finish off in three days.. I probably could have cheated and used a spiced rum like captain Morgan since its talk like a pirate day.. but $20+ vs $4 won the contest.

Plus I like mine better…Arrrgg