Yesterday it hit me. Something changed - the air is different. You know - it is just beginning of an August, but I really can say that the summer is over now. Yeah, we will probably have few hot, hot days in August too, but it's not the same.
You may feel sad, but me - no way. I love end of the summer/first few weeks of autumn. It's still warm, but not hot. The air is fresh, not only in mornings, but through entire days. The light is very cozy and nice - golden, everything looks better, nicer, warmer. Plus the best fruits are coming - apples, plums, pears. Oh can't wait (and do not even ask me how i love early autumn fashion - my fav period in the fashion year ^_^)
Rice pudding with plums and with oatmeal-plum topping
(one individual serving)
2 tablespoon of white rice
full fat milk (you can also mix regular milk with coconut one)
pinch of salt
2 tablespoon of sugar
5-6 small plums
2 tablespoon of granulated oatmeal (I take the plum one to add more plum taste to the pudding)
2 tablespoon of cold butter
2 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of flour
1/2teaspoon of cinnamon
Preheat oven 180C/360F.
Place a rice and milk (for start you will need about 200 ml) in a pan with heavy bottom. Cook it until rice will be al dente. Add more milk while cooking if it necessary.
Mix your creamy rice with sugar and nicely chopped plums, add white pepper to taste. You can also add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup.
Make the topping - mix flour, oatmeal(crush it if the chunks are too big),brown sugar and cinnamon. Add cold butter and mix quickly. If it will be too soft you may place it in fridge for 10 minutes. Place your pudding in a small, individual form (mine was about 3 inches). Top the oatmeal mixture over the pudding.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until topping will be brown and crispy.
Ohhh the sound when you crush the hard topping with a spoon and you find creamy, soft center...