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June 12, 2016

Peonies, and a Pudding to die for


As a kid, I remember, I would count the days until school ended, not because I didn't like school, but because as soon as the days started getting longer and heating up, I knew Summer was coming, and Summer is almost here...

While Summer is not here yet, I keep enjoying the beautiful Spring flowers, and to me peonies are the most exquisite ones. I absolutely love peonies. Their amazing large blooms with tons of ruffles are staggering. I can not get enough of them. Definitely, I completely go overboard taking pictures of them.


Usually, I don't clipp flowers off from a garden, I just let them be, but peonies are the kind of flowers, I think, look better as a bouquet in a jar than outside, or maybe I am  just being selfish as I can not resist their beauty and sweet scent filling my home.


By now you might be thinking 'what peonies has to do with a pudding recipe?', well, nothing and everything... 

Friday, I had the day off and spent my day at home, alone. I took care of my backyard, took some pictures, and then I sat down to have a cup of coffee and homemade cake. The unique scent of the peonies filled my home, and it felt cozy and homey. I was content, which took me back to the lazy Summer days when I was younger and lived with my parents... and I felt inspired to make this delicious and refreshing recipe to share with you.


This recipe is inspired by a traditional Brazilian recipe called curau, but I modified engredients and quantities to make for a more rich creamy texture pudding. 

It's extremely simple to make,

and it tastes delicious!


Sweet Corn and Coconut Pudding
Makes about 6

♥ 40 ounces sweet corn (fresh, frozen, or can sweet corn, whatever sounds good to you)
♥ 200 ml coconut milk
♥ 1 can sweetened condensed milk
♥ 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut, and some more to garnish
♥ 1 tbsp butter
♥ a pinch of salt

In a blender, mix the sweet corn and the coconut milk. Puree the mixture.

Bring the mixture to a medium to medium-low heat (it will depend on the stove), add the sweetened condensed milk, the unsweetened shredded coconut, the butter and a pinch of salt.

Cook until thickened, for about 40 to 45 minutes, stirring every now and then.

Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into individual glass dishes, which should be placed on a rack to speed up the cooling process.

Place the glass dishes in the refrigerator. 

This pudding tastes much better if served cold.


If you like sweet corn and coconut, you should try this recipe, it's definitely a winner!


Sorry, but I told you I went overboard taking pictures of them, and if you, like me, can't get enough of them, you can see more here.


15 comments :

  1. Dear Regina,
    I am almost embarrassed by the pictures I shared showcasing my peonies, just look at these amazing images you have shared of yours!!! They are absolutely stunning!!! I see you have more than one variety. I've thought about adding more.

    I don't think it is selfish to bring them in. They have a way of tumbling down when their gorgeous flowers explode with their heavenly scent. I keep some outside but most times I too love to scatter them around the house. Lately I've been thinking about trying to save their scent by extracting the oils. I may do some Winter research for next year:)

    Your Sweet Corn & Coconut Pudding looks heavenly, Regina...Sounds like you had a lovely day off and we appreciate you sharing it with us...

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  2. Que fotos mais maravilhosas! Realmente elas ficam muito perfeitas no vaso! Merecem estar ao alcance dos olhos todo o dia! Adorei sua versão da receita! Quem sabe até me arrisco por aqui!
    Beijos! Tenha uma ótima semana!

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  3. Olá Regina, me sinto de alma cheia quando olho suas fotos! Sou péssima na cozinha, então não vou nem me aventurar na receita, ainda para mais em inglês rsrsrs...Quanto às peónias são flores que gosto muito, a par com túlipas e rainúnculos. Pena que sejam 3 espécies que não aparecem tanto nas floristas! bj e boa semana!

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  4. Hello Regina, I too LOVE Peonies, except I haven't really been able to buy good ones here in the south of England, perhaps if I went to London I would find stunning peonie bunches, but down here they are few and far between. Your photos are exquisite! They are such beautiful flowers, exactly like a flower should be, big and bold, with beautiful shades of pink and white petals! Sweetcorn is a favourite of my husband, so perhaps I should try and make this dessert! Have a lovely week! Sharon x

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  5. Olá Regina
    Suas fotos são maravilhosas, você é uma fotógrafa incrível, olha que colorido encantador, as peônias são belíssimas, pena que não as vejo por aqui. Seu pudim, certamente, é o nosso tão tradicional mingau de milho verde, por sinal delicioso.
    Um espetáculo.
    Beijo, querida.

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  6. Regina, querida!

    Que post maravilhoso.
    Toda palavra que eu tentar usar não descreverá realmente a beleza dessas imagens. Estou encantada. A imagem com a cômoda e o buquê é uma das mais linda que já vi. Parabéns minha amiga. Fotógrafa e doce amiga!

    Beijo no coração

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  7. Regina,

    Your peonies put mine to shame! Thanks so much for such a delicious looking recipe. Can't wait to try it!

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  8. Eu, pessoalmente nunca vi nem uma das flores que você postou... aqui no centro-oeste do Brasil, não temos as estações bem definidas. Ou faz chuva ou sol... o que chamamos de inverno, é mais ou menos assim: dias muito quentes entre 26° e 31°, com ventos frios e noites frias, às vezes durante a madrugada a temperatura cai para 5°. E, é a nossa época mais florida. Embora tudo esteja seco, sem verde... mas, as flores estão lá, lindas! Beijos!

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  9. Absolutamente maravilhosas as suas peónias, Regina! Adoro! Quem me dera poder tê-las no meu jardim, mas não encontro por cá e já ouvi dizer que não se dão muito bem no nosso clima. Não sei... Só sei que tenho muita pena de não as poder nem sequer encontrar numa florista. Buáááá!! :) Entretanto, vou-me deliciando com as suas! Beijos.

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  10. Ohhh I love peonies! They are one of my favorite flowers along with Hydrangeas and ranunculus. Thank you for the pudding recipe. Hope all is well and that you are enjoying Summer!

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  11. Fiquei maravilhada...nem sei que dizer. Beleza e boa doçura.

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  12. Regina, the pudding looks delicious (love the sweet butterfly tray too) and those flowers practically steal the show. I've been researching peonies and David Austin roses lately because I would love to plant a few bushes this year so I can grow my own. Beautiful pictures and styling. Have a wonderful day.

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  13. Oh my gosh, these Peonies are gorgeous. That first picture should be in a magazine. I wanted to plant some Peonies in my garden this year, but it was a little bit late, so maybe next year. You really do take lovely pictures.

    ~Sheri

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  14. Peonies are lovely, these photo's you've shared are just fantastic.

    All the best Jan

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  15. Peony is my favorite flower. I missed the ones I had to leave behind in NJ. It is so nice to see the beautiful ones you've shared. Love, Love, Love.

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