Thursday, July 10, 2008

Lemon Pasta Pudding

Presto Pasta Night is on the road again and this time Gay from A Scientist in the Kitchen is our host.

This week I have a dried pasta called Rosmarino


It is called Rosmarino because it resembles rosemary (rosmarino in Italian) leaves. Usually pasta such as this would be used in soups but I thought I might try something a little different. Taking a cue from rice pudding I've made a lemon infused sweet pasta pudding.

Lemon Pasta Pudding©

Lemon Pasta Pudding

½ cup Rosmarino pasta
2 cups hot milk, approximate
meyer lemon marmalade
caster sugar

Melt a knob of butter in a saucepan over a gentle heat and when the butter has melted add the pasta. Stir well to ensure the pasta is well coated.

Add a little of the hot milk and stir well - once the milk has been absorbed by the pasta, add some more. Much like the principles behind a risotto only add more milk to the pan once it has been fully absorbed.

When about half the milk has been added, stir through a little lemon marmalade, taste and then adjust for sweetness by adding caster sugar.

It's important to keep stirring to ensure even cooking.

The pudding is done once the pasta has softened and the mixture is thick and creamy.

Lemon Pasta Pudding©

This is best served hot.


  1. What a great idea, using pasta in a pudding! Love the combination of flavours.

  2. I have never heard of a sweet pasta dish, Haalo! This is fabulous!
    And you always have the most interesting pasta shapes.

  3. Looks lovely and I'm sure it tastes just as wonderful as it looks.

    Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

  4. I made a pasta pudding not too long ago with berries and apricot. it is so yummy. And, your photos are yummy too.

  5. Thanks JS!

    Thanks Patricia - it's fun to play around and try something a bit different.

    Thanks Ruth - always a pleasure to take part!

    Thanks MP - sounds delicious, I had thought of adding blueberries to this one, might try it next time

    Thanks Maria!

  6. AnonymousJuly 14, 2008

    It takes a clever mind to be able to spot a great twist on a classic like this.

    Looks really fantastic, Haalo.

  7. AnonymousJuly 14, 2008

    Interesting recipe. This one's going in the bookmarks for sure.

  8. Thanks GK, that is really kind of you.

    TY Lobster.

  9. Looks delicious. Would never have thought of using pasta in a rice pudding.


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