Tag: dessert

Smores – Next-Level Campfire Cooking

Camping is a favourite family tradition in North Queensland. No matter the season up here, it’s perfect weather to gather up the tent or clean the caravan, relocate all the camping gear and prepare for days of relaxation and fun in the great outdoors. Sometimes, what can make or break a camping trip is the food! We know how hard it can be to prepare and cook good meals when camping (we’ve been there). Try out these traditional smores – trust us they’re delicious!

Smores

Smores are a traditional and delicious sweet treat to have while camping that the kids will love. You really only need a few basic ingredients – roasted marshmallows, pieces of chocolate, and biscuits. Plus, don’t forget the night time campfire to enjoy eating them around! It’s a must have.

Ingredients:

280g white and pink marshmallows

400g McVitie’s original digestive biscuits or similar

150g – 250g chocolate (try and find chocolate that is thin and in large squares – ‘Lindt’ is a good brand to try).

Alternatively, you could use Nutella spread to replace the chocolate pieces.

Method:

Melt the marshmallows slightly by using the heat of a campfire. You can buy poles suitable for melting marshmallows over a fire at camping stores or you could go old school and find ‘the perfect stick’ around your campsite.

Place the toasted marshmallow onto a cracker and add a square piece of chocolate on top, then complete the creation by adding another cracker on top of that.

If you want, wrap the smores in tin foil as you go. This can help to keep them warm and give the chocolate inside each one more time to melt. Otherwise, eat as you go!

Tip: You can also buy digestive biscuits that are coated in chocolate – this provides two ingredients in one!

 

Read more of our camping recipes here. 

 

 

KEFIR VANILLA AND BLUEBERRY ICE CREAM

KEFIR VANILLA AND BLUEBERRY ICE CREAM

This delicious kefir vanilla and blueberry ice cream is the perfect treat for those hot summer days. Ice cream is easier to make than you think, so give it a go with the kids.

Ingredients

1 Mungalli Creek Bio Egg
¾ cup Mungalli Creek Cream
1 ¼ cups Mungalli Creek Kefir
¼ cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
Handful of organic blackberries
or mix-in of your choice

Method

Mix the egg with the cream and cook in a small saucepan over low medium heat, stirring constantly until you have a somewhat thick custard. Do not let the mixture boil. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Mix in the Kefir, vanilla extract and honey to taste.

Freeze in your ice cream maker, according to the directions for your particular machine.

Add your mix-ins just before the ice cream is ready. We chose organic blackberries.

When finished, transfer to another container and place it in the freezer for a couple of hours to harden it a bit more, giving it the consistency of ice cream. Serve and enjoy.

Beth’s Tip: Some great mix-ins for this kefir vanilla and blueberry ice cream are choc chips, fruit, nuts and caramel.

Fb Mungalli Creek Dairy

www.mungallicreekdairy.com.au

8 DELICIOUS STRAWBERRY RECIPES

8 DELICIOUS STRAWBERRY RECIPES

Given the recent strawberry crisis in Australia, now is an important time to support local farmers. Check out this list of some of our favourite strawberry recipes.

The Department of Health is advising that fruit is cut into pieces before consumption or using in a recipe.

1. Strawberry Mocktails

Can’t wait for summer? Bring the tropical vibes into your life now by making some delicious strawberry mocktails for your friends and family. Find the recipe here.

2. Strawberry Pavlova

scrap the rest of the tropic fruit, make a Strawberry Pav! Find the recipe here.

3. Strawberry Jam

Spread it on sandwiches, scones, or in between layered cakes; jam is simple and delicious. Make your own using the recipe here.

4. Strawberries & Cream Ice-cream

Everything tastes better homemade, and who doesn’t love ice cream? Find the recipe here.

5. Strawberry Water

This delicious drink is ideal for those hot days at the beach or by the pool, and it’s a fantastic way to help you stay hydrated. Find the recipe here.

6. Strawberry Pimms Jug

Next time you have guests visiting, impress them with this refreshing tropical beverage. Learn how to make it here.

7. Strawberry Daiquiri Tart

Ever thought about turning cocktail hour into a dessert? Here’s your chance! Find this delicious recipe here.

8. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

One of the classic, deliciously simple way to enjoy strawberries. Learn how to make these easy sweet treats here.

Don’t forget to let us know of some strawberry recipes you love!

TEN FOODS ALL AUSTRALIANS NEED TO TRY IN JAPAN|

TEN FOODS ALL AUSTRALIANS NEED TO TRY IN JAPAN

There are so many things to do in Japan with kids. It is seriously a family friendly destination that exceeded my expectations. When in Japan, there are some things that you must try.

So take a trip down taste-test lane with our guide to the top ten things to test out whilst in Japan.

Hot Sake & Sapporo Beer

These are the alcoholic beverages for Mum and Dad to try.

Dango

Dango are little Japanese dumplings served on sticks of three or four. Flavours vary by season.

Taiyaki

Taiyaki is a Japanese fish shaped cake (and sometimes teddy shaped), a bit like a pancake. It is commonly filled with red bean paste, cheese or custard.

Teppanyaki

Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron plate to cook in front of guests at restaurants – it is super fun, especially for the younger ones!

Nikuman

Or, pork buns, are fluffy bread type rolls with yummy pork in the middle.

Gyoza

Gyoza are small handcrafted dumplings with mince, cabbage and other yummy ingredients. They are either steamed or pan fried and are a huge hit with the kids.

Ramen Noodles

Find a restaurant that only serves Ramen for an awesome soup with noodles and, usually pork – AMAZING! You have a choice between four different broths that make up the base of the soup.

Sushi

Just like at home, but better of course!

Tempura

Vegetables and meats are often served cold, but are still yummy.

Yakitori

Yakitori is a style of meat or vegetable stick grilled over hot coals.

Make sure you stay tuned for Bree’s Family Passports guide to things to do with the kids in Japan.