I used the recipe found here and didn't change a thing. I tasted a bit of it while warm and its delicious, but as I prefer my rice pudding cold, I'm waiting for it to chill and writing this post while I wait.
Just so you can see what kept me from making the more complicated Brazilian dish, here's a pic of the cake that I made for my old boss's retirement party.
It's half chocolate and half white (one 9x13 pan of each) filled and covered with a white chocolate buttercream and Duff's buttercream fondant.
I added one of the old date cards and a library card on the book along with a bookmark down the center. I think it needed more color. I should have added a base border in a brown as a cover, made the text closer to black, and made the date card blue instead of white. Things to learn for next time, and overall it wasn't bad for my first shaped cake and my first fondant experience. And most important it tasted delicious!
I'm hoping to complete both challenges for this upcoming week, but I have no idea what to do for "love-inspired" cooking. Maybe I'll make the boy's favorite dish?