I have tried twice this week to cook Tapioca on the stove top without burning it. Failed both times. Tried it in the Crock-Pot and, Bravo, got it. That's the way to go and you don't have to stir it as much. But you need to check it every now and then in case you need to add more liquid.
I always use the recipe on the back of the "Minute Tapioca" box. But I only use half the amount of sugar they suggest & instead of 1 whole egg, I use 2 egg WHITES instead... I use either a nonfat or a 1% fat milk (It tastes just as good as with whole milk)
---> YUM, YUM! ...Healthy & tasty, What could be better!?
* Be sure to use a REAL & high quality vanilla. That's the secret to great tapioca!
And if you want to add a bit of extra calcium & protein, add about 1/3 of a cup of powered milk to the recipe. If you do choose to add the powered milk, be sure to reduce the sugar by half because the extra milk-sugar in the powered milk makes the tapioca sweeter.
Oh Yeah, I forgot... I always double the recipe too! (& there's STILL never enough!)