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JOC Cooking Challenge December 2022 • Just One Cookbook

JOC Cooking Challenge December 2022 • Just One Cookbook

Introducing December 2022 JOC Cooking Challenge!

White plates containing Purin (Japanese Custard Pudding).

Welcome back to JOC Cooking Challenge! This is our fourth challenge since we launched the event early this year. I hope you had fun making Mosaic Sushi in March, Japanese Milk Bread (Shokupan) in June, and Shio Ramen in September!

What is JOC Cooking Challenge

It’s a quarterly online event on Just One Cookbook where I share a new recipe for you to make at home, and in return, you just need to snap a picture of the final dish and share it with us!

The JOC Cooking Challenge months are March, June, September, and December.

This Month’s Recipe Challenge

The recipe for this month’s challenge is Purin (Japanese Custard Pudding)!

A white plate containing Purin (Japanese Custard Pudding).

The holiday season is here and everyone is busy, so for our last Cooking Challenge for 2022, I wanted something that’s easy, quick, and fuss-free. After all, Purin (Japanese Custard Pudding) is the most comforting and well-loved dessert in Japan, and it’s only fitting to end the first year of JOC Cooking Challenge with this recipe. Make it for an afternoon snack or a light dessert after a meal!

Please take time to read the entire post and recipe first as I added some tips for you to succeed.

Remember this is a Challenge; therefore, we would like you to follow the recipe as closely as possible so that your end product will look similar to mine.

If you are vegetarian, please use alternative plant-based milk to make this recipe.

I wish I could make it vegan-friendly too, but eggs are the main ingredient for making this custard pudding. I’ve never tried the recipe without eggs, so I will not be able to provide substitutions.

The Prizes!

This contest is open to everyone worldwide. We will randomly select 3 winners at the end of the challenge using random.org. Each winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

Everyone who participates in the JOC Cooking Challenge and sends us pictures of their final dish via email is automatically entered into the prize draw.

Please note that we will NOT select winners based on the creations, but you need to make sure your submission meets the scope of the recipe.

How to Join December 2022 JOC Cooking Challenge

  1. Recipe: Make my Purin (Japanese Custard Pudding) recipe. Follow the recipe as closely as possible so your end product looks similar to mine.
  2. Send a picture of your final dish via email ([email protected]) before 12 pm PST on December 31st, 2022. This counts as an automatic entry for your chance to win the prize (only one entry per person). We’d love to hear your stories about funny moments, kitchen mishaps, or difficulties that you come across during the process. Also, share your picture on social media using #JOCcookingchallenge hashtag.
  3. Prize winner announcement: We will announce 3 winners (randomly selected) at the bottom of this post in early January 2023 and the collages of your creations will be shared as well!

Visit the JOC Cooking Challenge (main page) if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing your picture in our inbox!