Coconut tapioca pudding (GF, vegan)
But the tapioca made me think of caviar, because it looks so much like it, just in white, very sticky and not robbing anyone of it's little eggs, lol.
This recipe is an adjustment to a recipe of my friend, Renata.
It's holiday now, so we packed ourselves yesterday and drove for the day to Heidelberg.
We live in a tiny town, so travelling to Heidelberg was like going to see New York, if you know what I mean. You suddenly see more than two shops, you hear more than one language, you see a river which is not just a stream of water.
We actually went to visit Heidelberg because long ago already we had enough of the town we live in. We thought that Heidelberg would suit us: lots of great education, culture, a big Jewish community and it's as well simply beautiful.
The day after my battle with myself starts.
I know that I want to move there. This city offers everything that is on my criteria list for a place to live in. Not to mention that the vibe is just good, and there is no way to explain that. You either feel good in a place or you don't.
The thing is that if we are going to move there and we want to keep on paying what we pay now as rent we are basically going to live in a dump.
No, let me correct myself: There is no flat in Heidelberg for the same rent like we pay here, even the dumps cost more.
And even if we are going to get some money together and be able to move there, where are we going to live? We are going to move into one of the not so nice areas, live like I said, in a dump, being far from the city center and the nice things that are happening there, having to drive everywhere we want to get to, living near the same kind of people we live nearby now... So I am really asking myself why move?
I mean, the picture that I have of living in a big city, being exposed to culture, meeting different people from different places (not ones who didn't leave their town EVER), having a good education for my son, being able to actually choose the education I want for him - it's all just that, a picture. A dream.
These things can only happen if I live in a nice neighborhood, not so far from where things happen but still far enough to have some quiet. And that my friends, is not going to happen.
And the alternative? To stay here, probably get stuck here and become too scared to leave something that is familiar, it's also something I am afraid of.
So how do I know what is right to do?
100ml maple syrup
pinch of salt
Put all ingredients except the coconut in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes more while stirring so that the tapioca won't get stuck to the bottom of the pan.
Pour into small bowls (I used 6), sprinkle some coconut on top and bake for 20 minutes.
It's best to eat it straight away or at least when it's warm. When the pudding cools and sets it's like a very hard jelly and hard to eat from a bowl.