Half Term Fruity Fun!

Its February half term (didn’t that come round quick!) which is full of foodie events this year, including Shrove Tuesday and Valentines day to name a few!  So if you are looking for activities to keep your little valentines occupied during their week off, then look no further than our brand new Fruit Bowl recipes!

How about making a yummy chocolate mousse to enjoy on the 14th? Or kicking the unhealthy toppings in favour of our 1 of your 5 a day Fruit Flakes on Shrove Tuesday? (or for breakfast everyday this week for that matter!)

Both recipes are easy to make and are a great way to get some fruity goodness into fussy eaters. Don’t forget to send us a photo of you and your little ones spending some time together in the kitchen!

Valentines Chocolate Mousse
Makes 6

You will need..
2 packs (18g) Fruit Bowl Blackcurrant Fruit Flakes
170g good-quality dark chocolate (minimum 60% cocoa solids)
7 free-range egg whites
¼ tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp dark chocolate powder
40g caster sugar

1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of hot water
2. Add the Fruit Flakes to the chocolate and stir
3. Leave to cool
4. Whisk the egg whites and lemon juice until they form soft peaks
5. Add the sugar and continue to whisk until the egg whites form firm peaks
6. Fold one-third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture until well combined
7. Carefully fold in the remaining egg whites, making sure to keep as much air in the mixture as possible
8. Spoon or pipe the mousse mixture into a martini glass or bowl
9. Chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours, or until set
10. Serve with cream and a scattering of extra Fruit Flakes
11. Send us a photo of your #fruitbowlchocmousse


Rainbow Pancakes
Makes 12

You will need..
1 pack (18g)  Fruit Bowl Raspberry Fruit Flakes
1 pack (18g)  Fruit Bowl Blackcurrant Fruit Flakes
1 pack (18g)  Fruit Bowl Mango Fruit Flakes
1 pack (18g)  Fruit Bowl Strawberry Fruit Flakes
200g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp. golden caster sugar
½ tbsp. vanilla extract
200ml milk
3 eggs
25g butter for frying
Red, yellow, green and blue gel food colouring

1. Add the flour, baking powder, sugar, vanilla, milk and eggs to a large bowl and mix well until completely smooth
2. Pour the mixture into 5 bowls
3. Add a small amount of food colouring into each bowl using a different colour for each mix (yellow, blue, red, green, no colour). Stir until mixed into each
4. Combine the Fruit Bowl Fruit Flakes in another bowl
5. Melt a small knob of butter in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat
6. Once the butter is melted and the pan is hot, add a small amount of mix to the centre of the pan
7. Sprinkle the Fruit Flakes over the centre of the pancake
8. Once air bubbles start forming on the pancake it’s time to flip (this usually takes about 1 minute)
9. Fry until air bubbles start forming on this side and the batter is cooked
10. Repeat frying process with each of the coloured mixtures
11. Stack the different coloured pancakes to make a rainbow
12. Send us a photo of your #fruitbowlrainbowpancakes


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