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Smoothie Ice Lollies May 25, 2015

Smoothie Lollies

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Made with fresh and frozen fruit, oats and fruit juice these are a nice healthy alternative to those shop bought lollies.

 

Ingredients

 

1 large banana

300g frozen berries (I used strawberries but you can use a mix of berries or just your favourite)

50g porridge oats (shhh don’t tell the kid’s & they won’t know 😉 )

400ml apple juice, unsweetened

1 Tbsp honey, optional

 

 

Method

 

Put the banana, berries, oats and apple juice in a liquidiser. Start off using it on pulse to break those frozen berries up a bit, then turn it up and whizz for several minutes until it’s all completely smooth and there’s no sight of those oats ;-).

Taste for sweetness, depending on what fruit you’ve added it might be a bit tart and need the honey added.

Divide the mixture into ice lolly molds and freeze for at least 4 hours.

If you don’t use it all up in the lolly molds then add some more apple juice and simply serve as a smoothie drink.

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Apricot Muffins January 9, 2015

Apricot Muffins

They would be just as good with dried peaches. Also if you still happen to have some left over in a day or two you can re-heat them in the microwave to bring them back to that ‘just out of the oven’ state.

 

Ingredients

 

1 cup chopped dried apricots

1 cup boiling water

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 cup sour cream

2 cups plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

 

Method

 

Soak the dried apricots in boiling water for 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until fluffy.

Add sour cream and mix well.

Combine the dry ingredients and stir into the creamed mixture just until fully mixed.

Drain the apricots and pat dry with paper towels, stir into batter.

Fill muffin cases (I ran out so used a mixture of cases).

Bake at 200C/gas 6 for 20 minutes

 

 

 
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