Tapioca Pearl Pudding
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  • ½ c tapioca pearls (otherwise known as sabudana, available from Asian/Indian groceries)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups water (if you want it creamier can sub another can of coconut milk here)
  • 3-4 tb honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tb vanilla (optional) or 1 tsp fresh vanilla bean
  • fresh starfruit
  • berries
  • mint
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the pearls, coconut milk, and water (can soak pearls in liquid in advance to shorten cooking time).
  2. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat, and cook, whisking occasionally, until tapioca is translucent and tender.
  3. Add vanilla, honey, and salt. Serve warm with fruit and mint, or chill (will thicken in the fridge) for later.
  4. Eat as a source of comfort while reading the actual Pearl.
Recipe by Flash Fiction Kitchen at https://www.flashfictionkitchen.com/the-tapioca-pearl/