Thursday, 18 December 2014

'tis the season to be jolly...

Santa Strawberries

Little Olive had one special request for me today.. to make my strawberry Santas for Xmas day! 
How could I refuse! The recipe I used last year worked a treat! I thought I'd share... 

Santa Strawberries Recipe 
1 dozen or so large strawberries
200g cream cheese
2 tsp icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
a handful of chocolate bits

In a bowl mix together the cream cheese, icing sugar, vanilla. 
Using a small knife, slice the leafy end off each strawberry so they stand up evenly. Then slice the tip off to make a little hat. Scoop out a little from the fleshy middles.
Using a spoon, place a large dollop (about 1-2 tsp) of cream cheese into top of the strawberry base. Plop the little hat on top. Add another small dollop of cream cheese to the tip of the hat to make a mock pom-pom.
Place two chocolate sprinkles in the Santas "face" for the eyes. Using a toothpick, place two very small splotches of whipped cream down the front of the strawberry for buttons.  If you don't eat them right away, store them in the fridge to keep them cold. Santa doesn't do well with the heat. To serve- dust lightly with icing sugar to look like snow! You're done! It's that easy! 



Julie said...

Yum - wish I lived closer, I'd help you eat those :)

Karyn said...

What a lovely Granny and Olive tradition. Merry Christmas!

Sew Quilt Designs said...

What a great idea...Have a Happy Christmas & New Year :)