Here are some ways to make your life easier this holiday season with a few simple ingredients, while still creating food that looks impressive and tastes divine!
chocolate fruit jewels
- 250g milk chocolate, broken up
- 1⁄2 cup coloured 100s & 1000s (sprinkles)
- 225g seedless grapes, washed and dried
In a microwaveable bowl, melt the chocolate in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until smooth and creamy. Fill a small cup with sprinkles. Using a toothpick or a fork, dip each grape completely in chocolate, shake gently to remove excess chocolate then dip or roll in the sprinkles and place on a paper lined baking tray. When they are all done, pop them in the fridge to set the chocolate, about 20 minutes.
- 100g strawberries, cut into smallish cubes
- 1⁄4 small rockmelon (cataloupe), rind removed,
cut into smallish cubes
- 1 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into smallish cubes
- 2 oranges, juiced
In a bowl, combine the strawberries, cantaloupe, and
kiwifruit and mix thoroughly. Spoon into ice pop molds
or plastic cups and divide the orange juice among them.
Freeze for 4 to 5 hours or until set.
Optional: With any leftover fruit, cut it into cubes and
pop into little plastic cocktail ‘Fruitilicious Cups.’ Just remember to use contrasting colours; Mangoes, Strawberries, Kiwi Fruit and Blueberries make for an incredibly inviting fruit salad!
sweet sesame sausages
- 12 chipolatas
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Arrange the chipolatas on the tray and bake for 15 minutes. Drain off any fat. Drizzle with the honey and bake, turning a couple of times, until the sausages are sticky and golden all over, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and bake for a final 5 minutes.
Optional: Mini-Meatballs, take 6 sausages, cut one end of the case from each sausage and squeeze a bite-size amount onto a baking tray. Each sausage should yield around 8 meatballs. Bake in a 180oC oven for 10 minutes or until cooked. Serve with a little tomato sauce to dip and watch them flyyyy!View full article