So what are those little round balls in tapioca pudding? That's the tapioca, which is known as pearl tapioca when it takes on that particular shape. Tapioca does come in forms other than pearl tapioca, so recipes using tapioca in flakes, sticks, or a meal are fairly common.See Popular Tapioca Pudding Recipes
Turn comforting tapioca pudding into a special dessert for two by spiking it with pure maple syrup and finishing it with a simple spiced maple-nut topping.
To celebrate spring's fresh strawberries, our Test Kitchen jazzed up old-fashioned tapioca pudding. Grinding the tapioca in a blender makes the texture creamier, maple syrup adds seasonal sweetness and whipping cream gives these airy parfaits a luxurious finish.
All week we've been celebrating the slow cooker here at Recipe.com, and yesterday, Senior Food Editor Julie Miltenberger was on hand for a live chat with our Recipe.com Facebook fans, taking questions about anything and everything related to one of our favorite kitchen gadgets. Meat, of course, is a slow-cooker staple -- there's nothing quite like a slow-cooked beef stew that's been simmering all day, or a fall-off-the-bone pork roast. Some of Julie's advice: "These days, pork and chicken are so lean that they don't do well for long periods of cook time.