Mini puffed rice Christmas puddings🎄

This recipe by EasyFood makes 14-16 puddings and is easy to follow.

ingredients

50g butter
100g milk chocolate
2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
30g mini marshmallows
50g puffed rice cereal or cocoa pops
30g dried cranberries (optional)


To decorate:
100g white chocolate, melted
Fondant holly leaves and berries, to decorate

method

  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a saucepan, heat the butter, milk chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallows over a medium heat, stirring gently until the chocolate and butter have melted.
  • Place the puffed rice cereal and dried cranberries in a large bowl.
  • Pour over the chocolate mixture and stir until well coated. Allow to cool a little.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out the mixture to form “Christmas puddings” on the parchment paper.
  • Place in the fridge until firm, then decorate with melted white chocolate and fondant holly leaves and berries.


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Cinnamon French Toast with Rich Dark Cherry Yogurt Recipe🍞

I have never made French Toast before so I was looking forward to trying this delicious recipe by Glenisk. The French Toast is served with Glenisk Organic Greek Style Rich Dark Cherry Yogurt. This recipe turned out great and I would definitely make this French Toast again for a treat.

1-2 tsp Cinnamon
4 Medium eggs
1 tbsp Vanilla Essence
8 Slices Whole meal/brioche or sourdough bread
2 tbsp Oil
200g Glenisk Organic Greek Style Rich Dark Cherry Yogurt

Garnish (optional)
Fresh fruit and icing sugar

 

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk, add vanilla essence and combine. Place a pan on medium heat. Drizzle with oil.

Pick the bread up with a fork and dip back and front in egg mixture, do this one at a time.

Transfer the egg dipped pieces of bread to the preheated pan and fry for a minute on either side until golden and the egg mixture is cooked.

Sprinkle French toasts with cinnamon and icing sugar and serve with Dark Cherry Yogurt and fresh fruit.


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Porridge toppings🥣

Porridge is my go-to breakfast and I have it almost every morning. It keeps me going until lunchtime and is particularly nourishing during the winter months when the weather is cold. My favourite brand of porridge is Flahavan’s. There are many possible porridge toppings which I have listed below. This list may be useful when you are shopping for groceries next.🌅

  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Mixed berries
  • Banana
  • Apple slices
  • Pear slices
  • Orange
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Pomegrante seeds
  • Dates
  • Raisins
  • Currants
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Dessicated Coconut
  • Coconut flakes
  • Chia seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Chai spice
  • Ground ginger
  • Cocoa powder
  • Honey/Maple syrup
  • Peanut butter/Almond Butter
  • Strawberry/Raspberry/Apricot Jam
  • Natural/Greek/Flavoured Yoghurt

Porridge can be made using water and/or a variety of milks🥛

  • Full-fat milk/Semi-skimmed milk/Almond milk/Soya milk/

Comment below what you like on porridge and if you have any other suggestions✨


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Baked Raspberry Oats Recipe

This simple recipe is by Glenisk and serves 4. Packed with protein, cooked in 25 minutes and tastes great for breakfast, these Baked Raspberry Oats are a great way to start the day.

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 300g Irish Strained Protein Yogurt, Vanilla
  • 4 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 120g oats
  • 100g frozen or fresh raspberries

Lightly oil an ovenproof dish or individual ramekin dishes.

Whisk the eggs, yogurt and water together in a large bowl.

Add the desiccated coconut and oats and continue to whisk until well combined. Finally stir through the raspberries.

Pour the mixture into a large ovenproof dish or individual ramekins.

Bake in the oven at 200°C/180°C fan/400°F for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out cleanly. You can also cook in a microwave on high for 10 minutes.


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Bug Smoothie Recipe🕷️🕸️

Fun and creative Halloween Smoothies! Recipe makes 2 large smoothies or 4 small.

ingredients

  • 225g (71/2oz) frozen summer fruits, defrosted
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 300ml (10fl oz) cranberry juice
  • For the Apricot Cockroach
  • dried apricot
  • pumpkin seeds
  • currants or dried blueberries
  • For the Kiwi Caterpillars
  • kiwi fruit
  • sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • currants or dried blueberries

method

  • Place the frozen summer fruits, banana and juice into a tall jug and whiz until smooth with a hand blender or use a food processor (you may need to sieve the smoothie afterwards if there are too many seeds).
  • Simply assemble and create. Use a wooden skewer to make holes in the bug first as the seeds will go in easier! Pour the smoothie into glasses and serve with ‘bugs’.


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Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

This recipe serves 2. This smoothie has a thick consistency and I enjoyed it with my breakfast this morning.

ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups plain yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup ice cubes

method

  • In a blender, combine the blueberries, yoghurt, milk, honey and ice.
  • Puree until smooth.

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Traybake🍰

I was looking forward to trying this recipe as raspberries and white chocolate are a great combination. This traybake goes well with some freshly whipped cream and a nice cup of tea☺️

ingredients

  • 200g Butter softened
  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 200g Self-Raising Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 50g Ground Almonds
  • 1 portion icing sugar for dusting
  • 150g Raspberries
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  • 100g White chocolate

method

  • Preheat the oven to 180° C/gas mark 4. Grease a 28cm x 18cm rectangular tray with butter and line with non-stick baking paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until well combined and pale in colour, then mix in the eggs and vanilla extract. It will look a bit scrambled, but the flour will sort that out.
  • Sift the flour and salt into the bowl and mix to combine, then stir in the ground almonds.
  • Chop the white chocolate into chunks.
  • Mix in the fruit and chocolate chunks, then pour the batter into the tray.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, until golden and a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin.
  • Dust with icing sugar, then cut into squares.


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Let’s make a smoothie🍓🛒

Have you ever been grocery shopping and wondered what do I need to make my next smoothie? Well I have, so I composed a list of possible ingredients you may want to buy on your next shopping trip below✨🛒

  • Frozen strawberries/raspberries/cherries/mango chunks/mixed berries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Bananas
  • Melon
  • Watermelon
  • Mango
  • Passionfruit
  • Grapefruit
  • Pineapple
  • Oranges/Satsumas/Clementines/Tangerines
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Apples
  • Pear
  • Peach
  • Prunes
  • Kiwi
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Beetroot
  • Carrots
  • Sesame seeds
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Peanut/almond butter
  • Oats
  • Coconut flakes
  • Protein powder
  • Ginger
  • Tumeric
  • Orange/Apple/Pineapple/Cranberry juice
  • Natural/Greek style/Coconut milk/Almond/Soya yoghurt
  • Skimmed/Low-fat/Full-fat/Coconut milk
  • Vanilla ice-cream
  • Mint sprigs/leaves

Comment below if you have any other suggestions and subscribe!✨💭


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Coconut Milk Smoothie Recipe🥥

This recipe is by myrecipes and serves 4. This smoothie has a thick consistency due to the yoghurt and I prefer this recipe to the Strawberry-Coconut Smoothie Recipe I made recently.

ingredients

  • 1 10-ounce bag frozen berries
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey

method

  • In a blender, puree the berries, bananas, yoghurt, coconut milk and honey. Serve.
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Raspberry, Chocolate and Hazelnut Éclairs Recipe🍩

This is a SuperValu recipe and serves 12 people.

ingredients

  • 125ml Boiling Water
  • 3 Eggs
  • 75g Plain Flour
  • 50g Unsalted Butter
  • For the filling:
  • 225ml Fresh Cream
  • 125g Nutella
  • For the topping:
  • 36 Fresh Raspberries
  • 25g Hazelnuts
  • Pink Food Colouring
  • 125g SuperValu Icing Sugar
  • 4 tsp Water

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Line a large baking sheet with non-stick baking paper and set aside.
  • Place the butter in a medium pan with the just-boiled water and cook over a high heat until the butter has melted and the mixture is bubbling fast.
  • Add the flour and beat thoroughly with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth and forms a ball in the centre of the pan. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Beat the eggs in a small bowl.
  • Add the eggs a little at a time, beating vigorously, until well combined and with a golden sheen. You may not need all of the beaten eggs-use just enough to give a piping consistency.
  • Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain nozzle. Pipe 12X7cm lengths, about 2.5cm wide, spaced well apart, on the prepared baking sheet. Use a wet knife to cut off the pastry neatly at the nozzle.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, until puffed, crisp and golden. Remove and lower the oven temperature to 160°C/gas mark 3. Meanwhile, whip the cream to soft peaks and set aside.
  • Using a sharp knife, split the éclairs open through their side down their length to begin opening them out like a book. Return to the oven for a further five minutes to dry out the insides. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  • Once cool, spread the Nutella inside on the base, then pipe or spoon in the whipped cream and sandwich back together. Return the éclairs to the wire rack.
  • To prepare the topping, sift the icing sugar into a small bowl.
  • Add the water and a small dot of food colouring and mix to give a smooth, slightly runny glaze. Add more food colour for more intensity if you like. Working quickly, stirring often to prevent it from forming a crust, spoon a heaped tablespoon of the glaze on top of each éclair, spreading it with the back of the spoon.
  • Arrange three raspberries upright on top of each one and a sprinkling of hazelnuts to stick to the glaze before it sets.
  • Arrange on serving plates, a platter or cake stand and serve at once.

Fam feedback:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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June, 2020