Easy Strawberry Charlotte
Whip some whipping cream (add caster sugar to the cream if you prefer it sweet), soak sponge fingers briefly in orange juice, soak strawberries with sugar for five minutes. Cut the sponge fingers in half and lay them vertically on the sides of the a cheesecake pan. Fill with layers of the strawberries then the whipped cream. Remove from cheesecake pan and serve.
Walnuts and flaxseeds are considered brain food, so this is an excellent choice for the kids……and don’t forget the nutrients in bananas…. I break the walnuts into really small pieces so that they dont find them :))
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup butter, cubed
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tbs flaxseeds
Mix the butter and sugar in a food processor until lightly fluffy. Gradually add the eggs. When combined, add the remaining ingredients except the walnuts and flaxseeds. When well combined, remove from the food processor and throw in the walnuts and flaxseeds. Mix. Pour the cake mixture into a greased cake tin and bake till a toothpick inserted in the cake, comes out clean. Serve at any time of the day 🙂
Goat cheese and strawberry salad :
Light, healthy and yummy ….
Strawberries are high in vitamins and anti-oxidants.
3 cups lettuce , roughly torn
1 cup strawberries, quartered
1 cup crumbly goat cheese, roughly sliced into rounds, if its too crumbly, it’s okay, they don’t have to look perfect.
12 Melba toast rounds
1 tablespoon lightly toasted pine nuts
1 tablespoon lightly toasted almonds
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbs honey
1/2 tsp salt
First, place the lettuce leaves in a serving dish evenly, then place the Melba rounds on top, each topped with a good portion of goat’s cheese. Sprinkle the strawberries, pine nuts, almonds and walnuts all over the salad and serve with the balsamic & honey dressing. Enjoy!
Balsamic & honey dressing:
Whisk the balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil and salt together well and serve!