My mom and I decided to try and make water chestnut pudding. I really didn't do much thinking and was really just helping do grunt work. My favorite part about making this recipe with my mom was learning about how her mom's water chestnut pudding was the best, and that she was sad that she never learned her mom's recipe. I think she also got her love of cooking / baking / entertaining with food from her mom. Sadly, I never got to know my grandmother on my mom's side because she died before I was born. All these years, my mom's been trying to make water chestnut puddings and it took me 31 years to figure out why.
We used this recipe:
My mom's notes, in the margin:
8.8 oz water chestnut flour (this is the box size, so no measuring here)
33.5 oz water
10.6 oz fresh water chestnuts
7.7 oz sugar
4 tbs vegetable oil
First she had me peel the water chestnuts.
I chopped the chestnuts into little pieces while she pulsed the water chestnut flour in the food processor - the recipe said to sift. I guess this was just as good?
metal frame in a pot over simmering water and put the lid on.