There’s no doubt the sleigh bells have begun to jingle in the distance. There’s just one month until Christmas and I have been getting into the spirit all week. I’ve also had ‘it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ (the Bing Crosby version) in my head for nearly two weeks. Naturally when I saw these cute little Santa strawberries on Pinterest I just had to make them straight away. They’re absolutely adorable, a great way to get kids to eat fruit, simple to make and so very tasty.
Wonderfully sweet strawberries were in abundance about a month ago but now it’s proving difficult to find the perfect punnet. You’ll need a couple to make these little guys as you need the perfect shape.
To make Santa strawberries – whip up some cream with a bit vanilla (because everything tastes better with vanilla) and put it in a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.
Cut the hull off the top of the strawberries so that they will sit flat then it’s upside down. Cut the strawberries in a straight line about 1/3 of the way from the tip. Pipe some cream on the bigger piece of strawberry then carefully place the tip on top and pipe a little more cream on top. I had a bit of a fail with Santa’s eyes. If you look very closely you can see two little sesame seeds. It would have been a better idea to dye them or toast them first. You can see them better in real life and I still think they’re very cute. Serve them up straight away and watch them disappear.
What about you? Have you started anything Christmassy yet? I’m counting down the days until December 1 so I can put up the tree!
- 100ml (4oz) cream
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Whip the cream with the vanilla until soft peaks form.
- Put the cream in a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
- Wash and dry the strawberries then cut the hulls off so that they stand up.
- Slice them in half and pipe some cream on top.
- Put the 'hat' back on and pipe a little more cream on the top.
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