The two big desserts when I was growing up were – Baked Custard and Creamed Rice. My father hated creamed rice, so Mum certainly never made this recipe. Can’t say I’m a great fan of it myself, but I think adding mangoes, whipped cream and meringues definitely makes it more appealing.
I think this 70s recipe was probably devised by someone who had a large crop of rhubarb growing in their backyard and was trying to find a way to use it all. Mum wasn’t as creative with Dad’s produce she just stewed it with some sugar and served it with custard – Dad loved it that way.
While on the dessert theme, I thought I’d add this one. It’s another of Mum’s great standbys. I can’t count the number of times she made it or I’ve eaten it. I can still see it in the bowl she always served it in. A family classic.