FRUITY CHRISTMAS PANCAKES
Emily Leary is back with her second delicious Christmas treat for the whole family to try. The kids especially will love creating these edible Christmas scenes.
They’re so easy to make, you can whip up enough for the whole family in minutes.
To make the designs shown, you’ll need:
- 2 kiwis
- 3 pancakes
- 1 red apple
- A handful of strawberries
- A few blueberries
- A few pomegranate seeds
- Squirty cream
- An orange
Here’s what to do:
Make up a batch of your favourite pancakes, or you can buy pre-made pancakes from the supermarket. Place one on each plate; follow the instructions for your chosen design below.
Create a row of strawberry slices about a third of the way down the pancake, forming the bottom edge of the hat.
Build up the strawberries in slightly overlapping rows until you have covered the top third of the pancake, completing Santa’s hat.
Cut a blueberry in half and use the pieces to form Santa’s eyes.
Use the squirty creamy to draw a swirly line along the base of the hat, a blob on the top of the hat, and finally, a beard, leaving a gap for the mouth.
Slice the kiwis into thin segments, then arrange down the centre of the pancake in a tree design.
Add a second layer of kiwi segments to the lower ‘branches’ of the tree, slightly more widely spaced to create the final tree shape.
Use pomegranate seeds and halved blueberries to make the baubles.
Use a slice of strawberry to make the pot and two triangles of orange to form the star on the top of the tree.
Make the scarf using a row of pomegranate seeds.
Use two slivers of red apple, skin side up to form the arms.
Make the eyes and buttons with quartered blueberries.
Cut a tiny triangle of orange peel for the snowman’s carrot nose (remove before eating).
A slice of strawberry makes a great hat, then finish with squirt cream to form the bobble on the hat, and a generous pile of snow for the snowman to sit on.
These are just three fun designs you could try. With the pancake as your canvas, you can have great fun trying out new ideas.
What other Christmas scenes might your children love?
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