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Monday, February 10, 2014

{Strawberries & Creme Parfaits}

I have ODPD.

I'm sure I'm not the only one out there, in fact, I know Darla at Bakingdom suffers from the same affliction. Right now though, people just don't get me.

Obsessive Disney Planning Disorder. I haven't googled yet, but I feel pretty certain it's a real thing. Bean and the Hubs are making fun of me because I watched my Disney Planning DVD. Again. I may have, perhaps, even ordered the new 2014 DVD (which is probably exactly the same). I've read numerous websites, made lists, crunched numbers, downloaded an app, and started a pin board on Pinterest. That doesn't sound THAT crazy for a quickly approaching vacation you say?  Well, um, ours is not for 7 months. Hey, I'm a planner, what can I say?

Seven months is a long time, you know. I have to distract myself, or I'll go crazy. So, I made these parfaits. They are quick and easy. You'll just need a little cooling time for the pudding, but other than that, these can be made in a matter of minutes.

This is a basic, homemade vanilla pudding with crushed strawberries and whipped cream. I topped these off with Pepperidge Farm Verona Strawberry cookies and a few red sprinkles. You can find the cute heart pick at Bake It Pretty.

These were a huge hit in my house. Even hubs said they were "pretty tasty" and he's not a big pudding kind of guy.

Well, I'd love to stick around and chat, but there's much more to read on Disney. I mean, Bean and I only spent ONE day there at Magic Kingdom (post). This trip we will be going to all four parks over four days, PLUS Universal Orlando and back to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (post) including the new section of Diagon Alley! SO. MUCH. TO. PLAN.

 Between Darla and I, I feel we will have the best planned vacation ever. We can't wait!


Strawberries & Creme Parfaits
by Tina @ Sugar Bean Bakers

Pudding: *
2 1/2 cups milk, divided
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
pinch of salt

Add 2 cups milk, sugar, and salt in a saucepan over medium high heat. In another bowl, combine cornstarch with remaining milk. Add egg yolks and whisk together well. When milk/sugar mix comes to a full boil, remove saucepan from the heat. Stir in the cornstarch mix. Pudding will start to thicken. Return to the heat and cook for 1-2 minutes.

*you can also use pudding mix (instant OR cook)

For the Strawberry Puree:
 1 cup strawberries, fresh, or frozen that have been thawed
1 tablespoon sugar

Whipped Cream:**
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In the bowl of a standing mixer, whisk the cream and sugar together on high. When peaks start to form, stop, add the vanilla and then continue beating until stiff peaks form.

**You can also use Cool Whip for this recipe

To assemble

After pudding is totally cool, assemble in clear bowls/jars/etc.

Pudding, strawberries, whipped cream, pudding,  pipe whipped cream to top. If not serving right away, reserve the final whipped cream to just prior to eating. Top with sprinkles and a cookie, if desired.

*Pudding recipe lightly adapted from Taste of Home


  1. ODPD? Yeah, wish I had it. Instead I've got CGTDOAAWWEB. That's Can't Go To Disney Or Awesomely Amazing Wizarding World Expansion Blues. What? It's a thing. I totally understand your planning in advance, though- when I went to London last summer, my bag was packed like 6 months before we left ;) Those parfaits look amazing- seriously, who doesn't like parfaits!

    ~Maya :):

    1. I'm sorry you can't go to Disney/WWoHP, but LONDON. Sounds like an amazing trip!


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