Reader Dash writes:
Joe, I have a special favor to ask. I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve been trying to make rice pudding and have had a terrible time with it. I know you normally do “interesting” things, but can I prevail on you to please whip up a quick rice pudding for me, just because I can’t seem to do it?
Dash, there are many who’d dispute that my projects are interesting. But I love rice pudding and would be happy to make up a batch. Mrs. Pastry has been addicted to rice and beans ever since she spent time in the Dominican Republic in the Peace Corps, so we always have a little leftover rice hanging around. Let’s go!