Askamum love my blog, ooo-errr how exciting!
Final day now and desert is on the cards! How can you ruin a desert? Well, I very often do but this one is fool proof because even I made it and the family loved it last night so I hope you do too!
Just to remind you of the ‘rules’ to the challenge that Asda have set me: Asda have asked me if I will produce some recipes using fresh and seasonal fruit and veg and set the theme to be The Great British Summer! I also have set myself some guidelines; I want my recipes to be very simple and easy to do, I want them to be appealing to children and I also want them to be adaptable so I will be offering alternate twists to change the dish slightly for differing tastes… Oh and don’t forget to enter the competition below the recipe; it’s to win £50 of Asda vouchers – that’d really come in handy wouldn’t it?
For my grand finale and the desert course of the week I am making Fruity Tarty Yummy! (The name we gave it while eating)!
Champador Petit Four pastry tartlets (£1.98 at Asda for 16)
A selectionof fruit (I’ve used Asda peaches -£1 a pack, 1 pack of Asda Strawberries – £3 for two packs, Asda raspberries – £1 a pack and Sharon fruit £1 for a pack of three). (It was a wonder I had any peaches left for this desert as Jonny said they are the sweetest peaches he has ever had in his whole life!)
100g of caster sugar (£1.48 for 1kg by Silver Spoon from Asda)
Asda Chosen by you ready to serve custard (£0.58 for 500g)
Asda crème fraiche (£1.00 for 300ml)
Asda Extra Special Australian Eucalyptus honey (£2.98 for 340g)
Serves 4 as a desert at a rough cost of £1.55 per portion.
Whip together the crème fraiche and carton of custard using a hand whisk as you would to whip double cream. Add most of the sugar (leaving a little for dusting) and spread evenly over the base of the tartlets.
Slice and arrange the fruit, sprinkle with the remanding sugar, drizzle with honey and serve!
If you fancy something a bit different try my alternate recipes:
You could always make your own pastry or indeed custard from scratch!
The fruit can be changed for whatever season and you can go as exotic or basic as you like – I know for a fact Florence would love it with tinned mandarin oranges!
Instead of making little individual tarts how about making one big one? Alternatively use meringue cases instead of pastry!
Another quick and easy desert using the same ingredients is baked peaches with a drizzle of honey and served with a spoonful of the creme fraiche!
And onto the competition!
To allow you to go into Asda stores and pick up your own selection of fresh fruit and veg, Asda would like to give one lucky reader of my blog £50 worth of Asda vouchers! For your chance to win email me at [email protected] by midnight on 23rd August 2012 stating your name and address. For more chances to win follow me on Twitter @rocknrollerbaby and see my Tweets for instructions!
Ok, so my recipes haven’t been the most challenging but they’ve been jolly tasty even if I do say so myself! They’ve also been amazingly cost effective! Two traits which are aces with children so I hope I’ve at least given you some summer food inspiration if nothing else!
See you back here tomorrow for my main course recipe!
(All opinions and words, apart from those in green, are my own. I have not been paid for this article although I did receive some products to keep after I had reviewed them.)