Strawberries and Cream Bites

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This easy recipe for Strawberries and Cream Bites from the Butter with a Side of Bread food blog are a run and easy recipe to bake for the weekend. This recipe, although fun to make on holidays where pinks and reds are bountiful, like Valentines, Christmas or Easter - are a great dessert recipe for a regular weekend. This little cupcake recipe uses quick and easy ingredients like cake mix and instant pudding, but of course you could adapt the recipe and make your own cake mix and vanilla pudding. If you are someone who likes to make their recipes from scratch you could try out a homemade instant pudding mix and keep it stored in a jar for whenever you need.

Here is an easy recipe for a homemade instant vanilla pudding recipe. You will need 1 cup of white sugar, 3/4 cup of cornstarch, 3/4 cup of non fat dry milk powder, 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 whole vanilla beans. To make this instant pudding recipe, in a bowl mix together the sugar, corn starch, and salt and let sit. To deal with the vanilla beans, just split them open and scrape out the seeds. Add these seeds to your sugar mixture and whisk to combine. Cut the vanilla bean shell into a couple big pieces and add this to the mixture. Now pour your entire mixture into a glass jar that is seal tightly. Give it all a good shake and then store in a cool and dry cupboard.

When you want this recipe to make your instant pudding, just get 2 cups of milk with 1/2 cup of your homemade instant pudding and combine in a medium saucepan over medium heat, being sure to whisk. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Keep whisking until the mixture thickens and coats the spoon. This should take about 3-5 minutes. Let the pudding sit for a minimum of 5 minutes before using. If you plan to use this recipe in another recipe, than follow the original recipe for if the pudding should be cool or warm when using.

Now, for this Strawberry and Cream Bites recipe from our lovely food blogger, the recipe actually calls for the dry instant pudding mixture. So in this case, forget the milk step entirely and simply spoon out 1 cup of instant pudding mix from your homemade recipe. Once you mix these ingredients together and bake the mini cupcake bite recipe, the final step is to top with a basic powdered sugar glaze recipe that is made with powdered sugar, strawberry extract, butter, water and and milk. Check the food blog recipe link below for the exact amounts for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts for: Strawberries and Cream Bites From Butter With A Side of Bread
Ingredients: Strawberry cake mix, instant vanilla pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, milk.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 70 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 51, Calories from Fat 18, Total Fat 2.0g 3%, Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%, Cholesterol 13mg 4%, Sodium 77mg 3%, Potassium 20mg 1%, Carbohydrates 7.4g 2%, Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%, Sugars 5.5g, Protein 0.9g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%,Iron 1%

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