The Netherlands – Appelflappen

What a better way to use up a couple of apples – turning them into a delicious and easy pud that you can douse in custard, cream or ice cream!  You don’t have to make your own pastry as it does turn this quick and easy pudding into something a bit more time-consuming, but if you have the time and inclination, it does give you a sense of achievement (and tastes good too). Continue reading

Panama – Arroz con leche

I remember when I was little, my Mother used to give us either homemade baked rice pudding warm from the oven with that lovely golden skin on top, or we’d have Ambrosia Creamed Rice out of a tin as a quick and tasty pud.  Now she makes a delicious Swedish version (with loads of chopped almonds) and for the last 5-10 years it’s become a tradition to have it on Christmas Eve with a red fruit/cherry compote.  The creamy, deliciousness of rice pudding is something that I think people either love or loathe, and I definitely love it. Continue reading