Category: FUN FOOD

DIY Dinosaur Swamp Birthday Cake Hack

DIY Dinosaur Swamp Birthday Cake Hack

I honestly never know what is going to come at me each day. My days are filled with random occurrences, challenges and tasks that sometimes you just have to roll with it. Today as I was walking back from the doctors with Florence my sister […]

Recipe: Rudolph the Reindeer biscuits

Recipe: Rudolph the Reindeer biscuits

I’m back with another festive bake this week and this time I am revisiting an idea I first made a number of years ago. Florence has been asking to make biscuits a lot lately and frankly I’m not all that good at making them but […]

Recipe: Cranberry & Rosemary Camembert Sharing Wreath

Recipe: Cranberry & Rosemary Camembert Sharing Wreath

Forgive me if you’re not quite ready to think about Christmas just yet, but I’ve found myself feeling particularly festive over the last week or so. So much so that I’ve already started teaching Florence Christmas songs and watching Christmas movies each afternoon. The tree might not be up yet, but if it were, it’s safe to say I would be rockin around it. One of the things I love about Christmas is the food and over the next 6 weeks I’m going to be sharing some of my favourite (and some newly discovered) Christmas recipes and today it’s all about this Camembert Sharing wreath. It’s a take on something I saw on facebook a couple of weeks back but I’ve used puff pastry instead of dough balls and added some rosemary to give it that little something extra. 

This Cranberry & Rosemary Camembert Sharing Wreath is the perfect center piece at Christmas parties, as well as being a fun crowd pleasing Christmas day appetiser or even a festive cheese board alternative! I have a feeling I am going to be making a few of these over the Christmas period as friends & family are already swooning over the photos I’ve sent them.

As well as being pretty budget friendly (£3.64 for the whole thing), it’s actually really quick and easy to bake. You know me, I am a bit of a cheat baker so I used shop bought puff pastry instead of making my own which saved me a bunch of time and meant that there was pretty much zero chance of it all going wrong. Winning.

Cranberry & Rosemary Camembert Sharing Wreath

November 12, 2019
: 4
: 15 min
: 30 min
: 45 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • Ready to Roll Puff Pastry
  • 250g Camembert
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Rosemary Sprigs
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat your oven to 170C .
  • Step 2 Roll out the pastry and cut out two circles using a medium sized dinner plate as a guide.
  • Step 3 Cover a baking tray with grease proof paper and lay one of the pastry circles on top. Spread the cranberry sauce all over &#8211
  • Step 4 How much you use is purely down to you, but I used around half a jar.
  • Step 5 Place the other pastry circle on top and cut out a circle in the center the same size as your camembert. This is where your camembert will sit to bake and when served.
  • Step 6 Cut lines in your pastry all the way around the circle leaving about 1cm around the center uncut. Twist and press each section back on itself.
  • Step 7 Pierce the camembert in a cross pattern in the center and poke two small sprigs of rosemary into the top.
  • Step 8 Sprinkle the remaining rosemary over the pastry and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until your pastry is golden brown.
  • Step 9 I completely forgot this time, but you can egg wash the pastry if you prefer a more even golden finish.

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5 Room on the Broom Inspired Snack Ideas

5 Room on the Broom Inspired Snack Ideas

We are huge fans of Julia Donaldson tales here and Florence’s absolute favourite book is Room on the Broom. As we enter the season of magic and with Hallowe’en coming up I’m busy planning a host of spooky toddler friendly activities to keep Florence & […]

Recipe: Gruffalo Cupcakess

Recipe: Gruffalo Cupcakess

As I type this, we are on the road to a little weekend away. It’s been such a long time since we went away just us, and it’s the first time we’ve ever taken William so I’m hoping for a truly special weekend of making […]

3 Toddler Approved Easter Meal Ideas {GIFTED}

3 Toddler Approved Easter Meal Ideas {GIFTED}

Ever feel like you just keep serving up the same meals for your little one week after week? Recently I’ve noticed Florence had started to become quite fussy at meal times and I began to wonder if she was just a bit bored of what I was putting in front of her. In a bid to make breakfasts and lunch times a bit more interesting, I have been playing with some different meal ideas to keep things interesting and hopefully ignite her love of food again. With Easter coming up I thought I’d share three  plates I’ve been making for Florrie in case you needed some inspiration for some fun ways to serve your tot’s meals this Easter.

Plastic Egg Snack Box

This was such a fun little breakfast to serve up! Basically, I’d filled three open plastic eggs {gifted} with six of her favourite breakfast ingredients – cheerios, rice snaps, blueberries, grapes (quartered), a strawberry and the contents of an Ella’s kitchen fruit pouch with a chocolate brioche on the side. I gave Florence the box closed so she could open and see the surprise and her little face was a picture. She gobbled up the whole lot too.

Easter Pancakes

These Easter shaped pancakes make for the perfect treat breakfast or snack served up with a handful of your tot’s favourite berries. I used a chick and an egg shaped cookie cutter {gifted} to cut out the shapes in some shop bought pancakes. I spread nutella on the eggs and decorated them with sprinkles and strips of strawberries and squeezed some banana fruit puree onto the chick, using a raisin for his eye. Needless to say, it didn’t take long for these to disappear!

Easter Friend Sandwiches

How adorable are these little Easter friend sarnies! They are simply dairy lea sandwiches cut into a bunny & a chick shape using some cookie cutters. The rabbit is fairly straight forward, and the chick was made using an egg shaped cutter and then cutting some of the spare sandwich into triangles for the wings. Top with blueberry eyes and a carrot beak and voila! I served them on top of spinach and cut some strawberry slices into flower shapes for extra fun. 

I hope you can see how really easy these fun 3 toddler approved Easter meals are to make. I’d love to know if you try any of the above three and what your little one makes of them. 

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Rainbow Themed Party Food Ideas

Rainbow Themed Party Food Ideas

We chose a rainbow theme for Florence’s 1st Birthday party and along with the decorations and games we also tied in the food with it. I got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and loved creating the menu for her big day. I thought I […]