Budino di Avena

Oat Pudding

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Appears in
Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

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This very simple but nourishing and comforting pudding comes from the cold northern region of Friuli. It is a pudding of Slavic origin and is perfect for children.


  • 150 g (5 oz) coarse oatmeal
  • 1 litre (


Spread the oatmeal on a baking sheet and toast lightly in a oven (120°C, 225°F, gas mark ¼) for 20 minutes.

Boil the milk in a pan, sprinkle in the oatmeal, stirring continuously over low heat for 10 minutes. Press through a sieve or purée in a blender, adding a tablespoon or so of milk if needed, to make a thick cream. Return to the rinsed-out pan.

Beat the egg yolks until fluf