Hunting down the best UK desserts!

Hunting down the best UK desserts!

It’s a sad fact that our desserts often get overlooked in comparison to our main courses. And whilst we should all try our hand at creating extravagant creations like Banana Bread Cake with Buttercream every once in a while, it’s also a good idea to have a look out there and see how some of our nation’s best-loved desserts are enjoying a real revival!

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Christmas Popcorn Pudding Cakes

Christmas Popcorn Pudding Cakes

These Christmas Popcorn Pudding Cakes are made using just 4 ingredients – perfect for making at Christmas time
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These Christmas Popcorn Pudding Cakes are SUPER easy to make and take next to no time and they would be perfect for children to make. Not only are they delicious to eat and festive to look at, but I think they could be given as homemade gifts for teachers or grandparents maybe. 

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Oreo Baked Cheesecake #GBBOBloggers2015

Oreo Baked Cheesecake #GBBOBloggers2015

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Asides from cake week, my other favourite Great British Bake Off week is of course dessert week. I have such a sweet tooth! When I saw the categories were either creme brûlée, windtorte or baked cheesecake, I knew which one I would go for because I have had the recipe idea in my mind for some time now: an Oreo baked cheesecake …….. mmmmm!

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Disney’s Frozen Inspired Yogurt Desserts

Disney’s Frozen Inspired Yogurt Desserts

As you may have guessed from reading my blog, I do enjoy creating food inspired by the films, TV shows, characters and books that Burton and Jenson enjoy watching or reading. Please do not get me wrong, I do not go to so much effort for every meal I make them, but I do enjoy creating fun food for thier birthday parties and whenever I have been asked to create some food art from brands that I have worked with.  I was recently asked to take part in a fun challenge by Fage Uk  called #YogArtist, where I was sent some food and products , and asked to decorate their Total yogurt in any way that my children and I wanted to.  Never one to turn down such an challenge, I got to work on another Disney’s Frozen theme having already created some sandwich fun a couple of months ago, I thought that the colour of Total natural yogurt is perfect as the basis for a Frozen theme as it is white like snow.

To sweeten the natual yogurt to make it appeal more to my children, I added honey and for the Frozen Heart Yogurt I also added some fresh raspberries which I pureed and blended into the honey and yogurt mix

I used some cookie cutters to mould the shapes I needed, added the decorations and then I placed them in the freezer for 2 1/2 hours. The only problem with me freezing the yogurt in my ‘moulds’ is that they were not easy to remove and I had to use the microwave for 20 secs to enable me to remove them (**PLEASE note that I do not endorse placing stainless steel items in a microwaves, had I more time I would have left these in the fridge for a while to loosen, but I needed to photograph my creations!). Anyway, once removed I added the extra items needed to finish of my Olaf and frozen heart.

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Here are our Frozen yogurt creations:
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They went down a treat with my boys!
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My next creation is a presented in a jar, to make it something that could be shared , a yogurt fondue almost. I dipped marshmallows and strawberries on chocolate sticks to eat some of it, and then a spoon for the hidden layers thaare inside my Frozen Yogurt Snow Flurry.
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The ‘Flurry’ is made up of 8 layers including edible blue shimmmer sprinkles, blueberries and desicated coconut and chocolate curls with Total natural yogurt, combined with honey, to make a tasty jar of yogurt. Not to be eaten all at once, but with the lid it can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days so you can dip in and out of your Snow Flurry.
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These were a lot of fun to make and Jenson enjoyed ‘helping’ me make them and he devoured the Olaf one very fast, leaving him with a white yogurt goatee!
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What fun could you have with Total Yogurt?

I was sent some items and some vouchers to cover the cost of the yogurts used in this post. To see what other bloggers ahve created please follow the #YogArtist on twitter or you can follow the Fage Uk facebook page