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Italian Tortini Di Riso Rice Cakes

1/4 cup raisins (1oz/30g)
1 cup Arborio rice (6oz/185g)
4 cups boiling water
2 cups milk (16 fl. oz. oz/500 ml)
1/2 cup sugar (4oz/125g)
2 lemon
1 dash of ground cinnamon
4 oz. butter (125g)
4 egg yolks, beaten
1 egg white, beaten stiff
Powdered sugar (icing sugar)


Soak the raisins in water to cover until needed. Boil the rice in 4 cups boiling water for 5 minutes; DRAIN. Bring milk and sugar to a boil, add rice, lemon rind and cinnamon. Cook over low heat until rice has absorbed all the milk, stirring constantly. Stir in butter, drained raisins and egg yolks and let cool. Whip the egg white until stiff and fold into the rice. Preheat oven to 350 F. Pour mixture into 6 buttered individual molds and bake for 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Unmold puddings onto individual plates, sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar and serve. Serves 6. Authentic Recipes From the Regions Of Italy

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