Sunday, 22 December 2013

STRAWBERRY SANTAS WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

 

As the weather warms up we are all busy with our last minute preparations for the Christmas Day. What are your Christmas plans? We would love to know about it.
So, today’s post is a very simple and easy Christmas dessert. It is definitely hard to get creative with your main menu, but when it’s turn for desserts let your imagination go wild. Make your little one’s Christmas extra special this year with these cute little Strawberry Santas. These mini Santas are a great combination of the strawberry fruit and cream cheese with teeny weeny bits of chocolate. As I was browsing for some Christmas dessert ideas I came across these cuties on the Best Birthday Wishes website. Although I couldn't figure out any recipe neither I can find the link anymore. But, will update once I am able to discover.  
 

To make Strawberry Santas you will need:
20 strawberries of good size and shape
250 grams of Cream Cheese at room temperature (just soft enough to mix with a spoon)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
2 tablespoon of lemon or lime juice (strained)
Few drops of Vanilla essence  (optional)
3-4 tablespoon of caster sugar
A piping bag with star nozzle
Mini choco chips for eyes .
Step 1
In a bowl mix cream cheese, cinnamon powder, sugar ,lemon or lime juice and vanilla essence. Mix well  with a spoon. Set aside.
Step 2
Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the icing bag .If it starts to melt too much, refrigerate till the time you get the strawberries ready.
 
Step 3
Slice out the bottom of the strawberry just a little to make a flat even base.


Step 4
Cut out the hull from the top to make a hat as shown in the picture and set aside.
Step 5
Arrange ready strawberries on a platter and swirl frosting with a piping kit on the strawberies as shown below to make the face. If u leave the cream cheese frosting in the fridge for too long it will set. In that case you may defrost the frosting by placing the piping kit in microwave for 10 seconds or let it sit in room temperature to get the desired result. The frosting should not be of dropping consistency.
Start by piping two rounds of frosting more towards the front for the beared sticking out and then pipe a few rounds more towards the inside to make the face. Repeat for the rest of the strawberries 

 
Step 6
Stick the hulled strawberry on top to make Santa’s hat. Pipe some more icing on the tip of the hat to make a pom pom. Repeat for the rest of the strawberries
If your frosting starts to melt too much slide it into the fridge for a while to set.

 
Step 7
Meanwhile gently halve the Choco chips for eyes. Tuck in the tiny bits of choco chip into the frosting to make eyes for Santa.
Step 8
Dab a little nose in between eyes.

Note: If you want you may even use dark chocolate icing to dab tiny dots for eyes or even tiny bits of raisins for eyes.

These adorable mini desserts make a great nibble for your Christmas Party. Do g ive them a go!!


Enjoy….

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