Fruit Custard – Fresh Fruits In Delicious Banana Custard Cream

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When served chilled with a scoop of ice-cream or just on its own, no dessert can compete with this beautiful, relatively-healthy fruit custard.

Now that the summer is around the corner and different varieties of fruits and berries are in abundance, making this delicious fruity dessert is a real joy!  As a matter of fact, the oranges and clementines taste more delicious in the summer months so, adding a lot of them will give this dish a noticeable zing !

As for the custard, no other flavour will beat the  banana flavour as it goes deliciously well with this dessert. Also, to give an exotic look you can add vanilla ice cream topped with coloured sprinklers or scatter some jelly cubes.

I believe that this is the best way to sneak a lots of fruits into kids’ diet without much cajoling.  If you are serving for kids under 5 years, make sure to cut the fruits into small pieces to avoid any chocking hazards.

Let’s make it: 

Make the custard first

  • Follow the instructions in the back of the packet and make the custard and leave it to cool
  • Cover with a cling film and place in the fridge

Slice the fruits

  • 1/2 hr before serving, sllice fruits and collect them in a bowl

Go for bananas, oranges, apples, mangoes, kiwis, red / green grapes, cherries, blue berries, papaya, pinapple

Chill them

  • Add the fruits to the custard cream and give a good mix
  • Cover with a cling film and place back in the fridge until chilled

Serve it

  • Fill the cups with the fruity custard
  • Scoop vamilla ice cream and place on the top or toss some jelly cubes and sulthanas just before serving.  You can add a few cashew nuts for an exotic taste
  • Serve within an hour because the fruits can go stale and change colour
  • Enjoy the delicious melody of fruits laced with scented banana flavour custard

Tips :

  • Remember to mix the required amount of custard powder in a small amount of milk first and then gradually add to the boiling milk while stirring as per the instructions in the packet.
  • Keep stirring the boiling milk with custard until it thickens slightly.  Do not stop stirring or else it will burn from the bottom.  Also, you have to stir it even after taking out of the flame to avoid forming any lumps.
  • I add 2 tbsp of sugar to 2 tbsp of custard powder for a sweeter taste.
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bread pizza

Bread Pizza – Taste and look alike easy pizzas made of bread slices

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Now, this is something insanely simple for busy mums, who are eager to make a hassle free, yummy dinner for hungry kids.  Undoubtedly, kids love pizza and they will be delighted to feast on something similar.

The choice is endless:  you can, for instance, toss any of your favourite toppings to make it look and taste nicer.  My little son’s favourite is canned tuna flakes, tossed around with sliced onions and lots of black olives.  Perfect!  A real balanced, healthy meal indeed!!

If you have pre-baked or roasted chicken, simply spread  it on.  Otherwise,  simple veggie pizza would taste yummy too.

So, let’s get ready with the easy-to-find ingredients:

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Get ready with these:

  • Keep ready Sliced onions, tomatoes,  black olives, tuna flakes, bell-peppers, Jalapeno etc.
  • Oregano gives the distinct aroma of pizzas, so it’s a must have.
  • Also, get ready with ketchup and several slices of bread.
  • And, lots of Mozzarella cheese and grated Cheddar cheese.

Let’s make :

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200 C.
  • Place some bread slices on a wire-rack.
  • Place the wire-rack in the middle of the oven.
  • Leave just 1 min and take out. (This will make the top side of the slices slightly crusty)nfd
  • Now, flip the the bread slices over and place on the rack: crusty side down and the soft side up.
  • Spread a generous amount of ketchup on each slice.

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  • Toss sliced onions, olives and thinly sliced tomatoes
  • Spread pre-cooked chicken or tuna flakes
  • Sprinkle oregano, a little salt and pepper
  • Add chopped pieces of green chili or jalapeno
  • Sprinkle some cheddar cheese
  • Finally, toss mozzarella cheese liberaly on top

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  • All ready !! into the oven now!!
  • Baking time will take only 5 mins

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  • Your bread pizzas are ready to serve with a dollop of ketchup or chili sauce
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Easter egg baskets

Egg baskets – A perfect party treat for kids

Throwing a party for kids could be tricky, as you need to consider hard on yummy treats as well as the appearance of them.  Even if your choice of snacks is great in taste, if they do not look pretty, kids will not get properly amused.

Try these pretty egg baskets that will be a memorable treat for kids.  They are great for packing in for picnics too.  egg baskets3

You will need :

  • Large eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • English mustard or freshly ground mustard
  • Salt and Pepper powder
  • Vinegar

Let’s make them :

  • Boil the eggs for 10 min adding a drop of vinegar to bring the egg yolk to the middle
  • Next, scoop out all the egg yolks and place them in a bowl
  • Add a dollop of mayonnaise, English mustard, salt and pepper into egg yolks and mix thoroughly until all come together
  • Now slice the bottom  egg white parts so that they could stand without being wobbly on a plate

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  • Fill the hollows of egg white parts with the egg yellow mixture
  • Spread thinly cut red / orange tomatoes, carrots, spring onions, red/yellow peppers or any other choice of colourful veggies
  • Thinly strip a spring onion leaf and make a handle and insert the corners either side, using a toothpick
  • Arrange them prettily on a plate and serve with ketchup or on their own
  • Smile !!
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