Category Archives: Party Snacks
Strawberry and Almond tartlets ( that I choose to eat straight from the freezer…. ) they are so good!
The perfect little treat to treat your honey with. Sugar free, gluten free, what more do you want?
The almond crust is something you experiment with on a good day when you have a lot of time at hand and an equal amount of patience, but the effort is well worth it once you taste it. So do yourself a favour and try it at least once.
2oo g raw almonds, not blanched almonds
1/4 tsp baking powder
good pinch sea salt
1 large egg
3 Tbsp olive oil
Yield 12 mini tartlets.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Pulse the almonds in your food processor to almond meal.
Stir together all the dry ingredients. Mix through egg and oil with a fork then use your hand to knead dough in the bowl until smooth.
Roll dough between 2 pieces of baking paper or divide into balls and press with your fingers into your tins. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Bake for 10 minutes until just golden brown.
* don’t worry about the oil you will see at the bottom of you tartlets once baked, the almonds will absorb it back in.
Allow to cool completely before adding filling.
Banana Strawberry Ice cream filling
2 large Bananas
1 tsp honey
Take two large Bananas and cut into slices and place on a baking tray or plate. do the same with the strawberries on a separate plate or tray.
Freeze for a few hours until completely frozen.
Add Bananas to a food processor and whiz until creamy. Add strawberries and honey and whiz again.
Spoon into baked tartlets and re-freeze for +- 30 minute before serving.
See previous post (Banana ice cream) for complete instruction to follow for the ice cream filling.
70% dark chocolate and raw almonds, both extremely good for you!
Your 70 % dark chocolate is off course not your kiddies chocolate loaded with sugar and milk, rather think of it as a natural anti-depressant full of anti oxidants.
So why not combine the two for a delicious little super snack.
I had some left over dark chocolate (I KNOW! who’s got left over chocolate in their pantry, right???)Well these things happens in my house since my husband is a diabetic and I would rather sell my soul for something salty…thinking salty cracks, yum!
I basically used left overs so off course I didn’t really bother to measure anything. So please use the quantities below with the knowledge that you might actually have left overs! lol.
Promise next time I make a batch I will write it down and amend my recipe!
+- 150 g 70 % dark chocolate
+- 100 g raw almonds
Roughly chop the chocolate and melt it in a double boiler. In the meantime spray a cookie sheet with Cooking spray. Use four nuts placing them in a star shape. It works best if you place all the top points facing each other. This requires a little patience, so be patient!
Drizzle a teaspoon of the melted chocolate over each star. Set in the fridge for 10 minutes and transfer to an air tight container.
No go on, have one or two or three…don’t have more than 3 if you are on a diet!
Bobotie is a South African Dish consisting of spiced mince meat and dried fruit baked with an egg-based topping. It is also made with curry powder leaving it with destinct taste.
This is a healthier version and baked indivudiually, great for a late afternoon protein snack, kids luncboxes or as a party bite.
I’v made it specially for supper served with a fresh tomato and onion sambal, rice and beet salad. All left overs was used as protein snacks later in the week.
Makes 24 Bobotie bites
Each bobotie bite equals 1 protein
1 Medium onion finely chopped
10 ml dried mixed herbs
15 ml Curry powder
5 ml Turmeric
2.5 ml Salt
30 ml Oat bran
15 ml Worcestersauce
30 ml Chutney
50 g Dried Sultanas
3 Large eggs
500g Beef mince meat
310 ml Fat free or low fat milk
Extra pince of Turmeric
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees and spray or grease two muffin pans lightly with a non-stick spray or oil.
Mix the Onions, all spices, Oatbran, Worcestersauce, Chutneay, Sultanas and 2 x eggs in a mixing bowl.
Mix the Mince meat in and add +- a Tablespoon of the meat mixture in the muffin pans.
Mix the milk and the remaining egg with a pinc of Turmeric and spoon the milk mixture over the mince mixture.
Optional - Add a bay leave on each of the bobotie bites.
Bake for +- 30 minutes until done. Remove from oven and let the bobotie bites set before removing from the pan.
If you don’t like Sultanas replace it with one peeled and finely grated apple.