The first day of Christmas: strawberry milk pudding and a Sprinkle Bakes giveaway!

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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:
* Share this post on Facebook.
* Tweet about the giveaway (for instance: @SaborPastelBlog is giving away a copy of Sprinkle Bakes! Enter for a chance to #win.

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
3 eggs
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.

13 thoughts on “The first day of Christmas: strawberry milk pudding and a Sprinkle Bakes giveaway!

  1. I’m actually looking forward to making more Pizzelles and Lebkuchen (I have a recipe from a local German family that is awesome that I use every year) for my parents and parents in law.}:)

    Oh, and my Captain Crunch Creack, I mean Candy. Heh. i’m the only one who makes it in the family anymore and they look forward to it every year.

  2. I’ve been trying really hard to get ~sweet bread right for the holidays. I’m on my third time and it still hasn’t come out right, so I guess it’s time to try a different recipe because people keep telling me it shouldn’t be too hard!

    I tweeted under the username @lhaggy and have shared the giveaway on my Facebook wall. This is so exciting :) I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

  3. I look forward to making a Buche de Noel cake. That has been a dessert I have been really desiring to make during the holidays because of how cute and appropriate the dessert it (a cake in the shape of a yule log and filled with chest nut cream :]) so hopefully it turns out well.

  4. Oh these pudding cups look so girly and cute! If my little sister saw she’d beg me to make them.

    As for Christmas baking, every day the list grows! But I’m looking forward to making the odd bundt cake or two. Cinnamon. Chocolate. To name a couple!

  5. hey! thanks for entering my giveaway!!!! i would love to enter yours too so… what i will bake for xmas is a shortbread or gingerbread nativity :) still have to decide but i´ll post it anyway ;) and i have shared this on fb (username Martina Enrica P)
    why can´t i follow you on GFC? i don´t see the link? and you seem also not being able to follow me right?

    PS averybody else is also invited to take part at my baking giveaway:

  6. You’re awesome! Just stopping by to say that I’m so glad you commented on my blog so I could find you…your blog is gorgeous and I can’t wait to explore!

  7. Thanks for your comment. I like the idea of the edible cup… My go to would be chocolate cup, but this sounds like fun!

    I’m always looking forward baking christmas cookies in general, and for desserts I have my mind set for a tropical fruit charlotte.

  8. I can’t wait to hear about your first gingerbread house!! It’s become a tradition for us here :) I’m really looking forward to making a stollen. I only make it for the holidays and as soon as it hits mid-November, I start really looking forward to it :)

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