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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Sweet Treats You HAVE To Try For Yourself

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I am desperately hanging on to summer like hanging around its ankle begging it not to go kind of hanging on. And so I have been creating some treats for the kids (ok and maybe a little for me) that I hope will bring those summer holiday vibes streaming back into our lives.

Oh bugger it - lets face it, hanging on to summer is probably a pretty weak excuse for making these creations. Im just looking for an excuse to play with food and earn some serious brownie points with the kids in the process.

Heres a couple of sweet treats you can make for your kids or for yourself or for anyone that needs a little sweetening up ;)


This dessert pizza is inspired by two of my best friends who own a pizza restaurant - Cantina in Mona Vale - and make only the best damn pizzas like EVER!

RECIPE

Thin pizza base (hand made or shop brought)
1 banana
2 strawberries
a handful of Ocean Spray cranberries
Nutella
Icing Sugar

METHOD

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius
Spread the nutella over your pizza leaving an edge for the crust
Slice your banana and spread over the top of the nutella
Sprinkle with diced strawberries and your cranberries

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes and then drizzle with Nutella you have melted on high for 30 seconds in the microwave and sprinkle with icing sugar.

Serve hot or cold - it is delicious either way.




You can't go wrong with popsicles... EVER and this recipe has just the right amount of tang and sweetness.

RECIPE

3/4 cup of Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
1 cup Raspberiies
1/2 cup of Ocean Spray Cranberries
400ml of coconut cream (1 can)
2 tables spoons sugar
1 teas spoon vanilla extract

METHOD

In a saucepan add together your cranberry juice, raspberries and cranberries. Stir over a medium heat until the mixture boils and the raspberries break down. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens and then set aside to cool.

In another bowl mix together your coconut cream, vanilla and sugar and then zap it in the microwave for about 30-40 seconds on high to melt the sugar.

In your popsicle mould fill 1 third with your raspberry and cranberry mixture then place in the freezer until has partially frozen. Then remove and top up the remaining two thirds of your mould with your coconut cream and then replace in the freezer until they have frozen and you are ready to eat.

*Tip: Run your popsicle moulds under hot water for 30 seconds to loosen the popsicles enough to remove them without breakage.

Thats it. Now enjoy!

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