When I was growing up, Mom sometimes experimented with different dessert recipes, but this tried-and-true spongy shortcake was always great just the way it was. It melted in my mouth!
-Karen Wingate, Coldwater, Kansas
"This fruity dessert can be made on the stovetop or in an electric skillet right at the dinner table," informs Patricia Frerk of Syracuse, New York. "There's no more convenient way to enjoy the fruits of the season."
I don't remember where or how I found this dessert. When I took it to a family reunion many years ago, however, a great-uncle was sure I'd used my great-grandmother's recipe!
Church suppers are among the places I've carried my rice custard. At home, I like to have it warm for dinner. Then, the next morning, I'll frequently enjoy the leftovers cold for my breakfast.
This dish is one I've been making for nearly as long as I've been married—and that's 42 years. My husband and I were true childhood sweethearts (I have known him since I was 3-1/2!). We have a daughter and two grandchildren. They live 15 minutes away, and they're the center of our life.