Update: The giveaway is over! Thanks everyone for participating, I loved reading what you guys are baking this holiday season. And congrats Chloe, your book is on its way!
Happy December! I thought I’d kick off the holiday season with a little giveaway for you guys :) It’s one of the greatest dessert books out there: Sprinkle Bakes!
The blog has been one of my favorites since I found it, so I was really excited when the book came out. It’s full of creative projects, with the basic techniques and art notions necessary to pull them of, and step by step instructions and pictures. Plus, the book is just too cute! So I thought you should have it.
I was going to post one of her recipes here, but I thought I might as well make something that has been on my mind for a while, and is totally inspired by the blog: strawberry milk pudding in edible cups. Before trying her strawberry milk whoopies, I had never bought strawberry milk powder. But I found out it’s great, both for drinking and baking! And I thought it would be fun to make pudding out of it :)
I also made cups out of strawberry candy coating, which was a cute shade of pink and tasted just like the strawberry milk. This technique is also explained in the book, but basically you dip the bottom of a water balloon (filled with air) in the melted coating, then place it on parchment paper, and when it sets it turns into a beautiful cup.
The pudding recipe is straightforward, but there are a couple things you’ll want to keep in mind about the cups. First of all, make sure you use cooking spray on the balloons; otherwise they may stick to the cups. Then, if the coating is too hot, the balloons will burst. You can let it cool or spoon the coating into the balloon rather than dipping it. I also recommend assembling these just before serving, since the coating tends to sweat when refrigerated.
And now that we got that covered, here’s what you had been waiting for!
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment telling me what you are most looking forward to bake on this holiday season. I’m making a gingerbread house for the first time :)
You can get two additional entries, leaving another comment for each one:
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And don’t forget to leave an url or email address somewhere in the comment form so I can contact you if you win! You have time until the 8th at midnight. Best of luck!
Note: this giveaway is sponsored by me and is open to everyone.
Strawberry milk pudding
Recipe by Sabor Pastel
Yield: 4 pudding cups
2 cups whole milk
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp strawberry milk powder
1/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
pink food coloring (optional)
1. Mix the milk and strawberry milk powder (and coloring, if using) and bring to a boil.
2. Mix the sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan, and whisk in the eggs.
3. Whisking constantly, pour the boiling milk over the eggs.
4. Still whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until it boils, then one more minute.
5. Transfer the pudding to a container and cover it with film on contact. Refrigerate until chilled or overnight.
6. Fill the candy cups and decorate with sweetened whipped cream, sprinkles, sanding sugar and/or strawberry corn flakes.