Tim's had a sore throat, and so requested this smooth and soft pudding which he loves at any time...
1 cup seed tapioca
4 cups soy milk
1 cup sugar or other sweetener
1 tsp vanilla essence
Soak the dry tapioca in the soy milk for an hour or more.
Add vanilla essence. Bring mixture gently to the boil. (If it's too fast, the mixture will catch and burn on the bottom of the saucepan.)
Simmer till the tapioca looks clear, or mostly clear. (If the tapioca is still opaque, it will be hard and gritty.)
Remove and stir the sugar through it, then pour into bowl.
You can eat this hot (runny) or let it chill (sets into a jelly-like texture).
There are lots of other things you can do with tapioca (and sago) but this is one very simple vegan option. Serve alone, or with soy icecream, vegan cream, fruit, coconut cream... etc.