it seems so simple, i cannot get it. never liked it as a kid and have no desire to eat it now, but b/f my likes it and has asked me to make it for him. (he doesn't cook...)
he likes large pearl tapioca. so we bought a bag in an asian grocer. there a million recipes on the net, but he seemed to think a crock pot is the way to go. i have never ever used a crockpot or cooked tapioca before. so, i put the pearls and some milk, along with some vanilla and brown sugar in the pot, turned it on low. after about 4 hours, i could see it thickening, but the pearls were very raw. after 5 hours, the milk broke and i threw everything out.
today, i soaked 1/3 cup of tapioca in 1 cup of water. the pearls are completely broken after 1 hour soaking. many recipes say to soak overnight!
i want to make this on the stovetop, no eggs. help, please?