Santa strawberries

Santa strawberries

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.

Santa strawberries

Santa strawberry

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.

Santa strawberries

Strawberry Santa

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.

Santa strawberries

Santa strawberries

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!

Merry Christmas

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Santa strawberries - it's begining to look a lot like Christmas!
 
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Ingredients
  • strawberries
  • 100ml (4oz) cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Whip the cream with the vanilla until soft peaks form.
  2. Put the cream in a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
  3. Wash and dry the strawberries then cut the hulls off so that they stand up.
  4. Slice them in half and pipe some cream on top.
  5. Put the 'hat' back on and pipe a little more cream on the top.

 

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