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Carrageen Pudding

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Posted 04/22/09 by ChefSnowball
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Venues: Bakery
On The Road: Tastes of the World
Categories: Desserts
Sub Categories: Puddings
Places: Ireland
Keywords: Pudding, Irish, seaweed, Carrageen
Servings: 4
Description:

Carrageen is a small edible seaweed, named after Carragheen in County Waterford.  Plants are washed in salt water and spread on the beach to dry and bleach.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup carrageen (Irish moss)
cold water
4 cups milk
Dash of salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon or vanilla extract
Sugar and cream

Preparation:

Soak moss in cold water for 5 minutes.  Then tie moss in cheesecloth and put in top part of double boiler with milk and salt.  Put over boiling water and cook, covered, for 30 minutes.  Remove cheesecloth bag and add flavoring to milk mixture.  Pour into bowl and chill until firm.

Serve with sugar and cream or with fruit.

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