Daily Archives: October 9, 2011

Tapioca For Dessert Or For Ghouls

Tapioca.  It’s either “YUM” or “YECH.”

Depends on who and when you ask. 

Halloween Cocktails – Creepy Bubble Fun!.  Dabbled.  Quite the largesse of tapioca drink creations.  Novel to enjoy while imbibing your favorite brew.  Or brain recoiling if the thought of your lips touching giant fish eggs lingers in your mind from childhood.  Kerry got over it eventually though.

I couldn’t get past the memory of the pudding we wouldn’t eat  as kids.  Mom finally stopped making tapioca pudding because Dad called it “fish eggs,” and he eventually had us all permanently scarred. I envisioned my lovely pie filling teeming with fish eggs, and I was turned off completely.

But no more fear.  There is a plenty that can be done with those little pearls of tapioca starch.   Thai Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Cayenne-Spiced Mango.  Bon Appetit.  Tapioca Pudding at Simply Recipes will evoke memories.   A serving of some of these might forever banish the quivering thoughts of fish eggs. 

Are ya salivating yet?

“Thai Coconut Tapioca Pudding.”
Image courtesy of http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2006/01/thai_coconut_tapioca_pudding_with_cayenne_spiced_mango.

“Caviar martini.”
Image courtesy of http://dabbled.org/2008/10/halloween-cocktails-creepy-bubble-fun.html.

A little dry ice smoking around these with a black light at Halloween, might intrigue the guests. 

“Creepy Bubble Halloween Cocktails.”
Image courtesy of http://www.instructables.com/id/Creepy-Bubble-Halloween-Cocktails/.