May 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
Rice Pudding, even though our college hostel kitchen staff tried to ruin it with blotches of smooth apricot jam, always brought comfort and warmth, maybe it was just to me or because my mom was not around during the week. Nevertheless we all grew up with some kind of rice pudding, whether it was made with milk or cream or both, one thing is for sure, it is a classic winter dessert. Did my mom know about Arborio rice and stuff like that, heck no! We felt rich with tins of Nestle Ideal Milk and Nestle Condensed milk in our cupboard, just two of the iconic brands we’ve learned to know and love over the years.
Every now and then a debate flares up on social media and the loves/hate relationships people have with Marmite are as ridiculous as the idea of eating Marmite on soft mieliepap or adding a sweet/salty touch to a sponge cake with melted butter and Marmite. I wonder how many suitcase that go through customs at “Departures” are loaded with Peck’s Anchovette, Mrs Ball’s Chutney, All Gold Tomato Sauce to mention but a few.! Why? The answer is simple, these iconic brands brought a sense of belonging, a sense of family and togetherness and a sense of wholesome goodness. I hope these brands are still here for many years to come, because my sons needs to know the joys of drinking condensed milk straight from the can and I still need to teach Chloe the finer art of making a toasted sandwich with cheese and Marmite…….
Another iconic brand that has been with us for many, many years is Spekko Rice. Spekko Rice comes in 6 variants, to cater for all cuisines possible. Spekko was my choice of rice for this lovely old fashioned rice pudding.
Tomorrow morning just after the 9 o’clock news, I will be back in my seat at RSG studios, making rice pudding and chatting about our iconic brands.. Get ready to be amazed! I will also in weeks to come take you into the kitchens of other bloggers, chefs and interesting South Africans this year. So buckle up, it is going to be an awesome ride. Tune in 100-104FM or listen online here!