Wednesday, 8 February 2017

February Desserts To Cure Your Wintertime Blues



For as much as the winter months seem to take the energy right out of me, they seem to make the kids as restless and rowdy as ever!  There’s no better time to get motivated and give the little restless hands in your house a fun and creative activity to do.  And what activity is more fun than one you get to eat?

February is dessert month and is home to mouth-watering “holidays” like Nutella Day and Bramley Apple Week. It’s time to warm up to the oven and exercise your baking skills this month!  Your kids will thank you for the treats, and won’t even know they’re learning a valuable new skill!  Here are a few ideas for some warm and delicious sweets that will help you forget about the chilly winter days.

Nutella Goes with Everything



I would eat Nutella for every meal if I could, and now I can take a day and celebrate my passion guilt free!  February 5th is World Nutella Day, and I plan on spreading the love on just about every edible surface I can find!  I might even save a bit for some of these incredible recipes from the Nutella website.They list the level of difficulty on each recipe, so you’ll be able to celebrate whether you’re a whizz in the kitchen or want to indulge oven free.

Fried Ice Cream for Cold Winter Nights




Ice cream is one of my great loves, but the last thing I want in the heart of winter is an icy cold dessert!  Luckily, I’ve found an amazing recipe for toasty, fried ice cream that perfectly balances creamy cool and crispy heat.  This BBC Food fried ice cream recipe is blissfully good and fun to make!

Chill Out and Warm Up




Sometimes I just don’t have the energy to bake up a storm, but my sweet tooth knows what it wants!  This is when I love to leave the kitchen behind, build a blanket fort in the living room with the kids and order some delivery.  It’s a great way to give me some extra time with the family, and it gives us the opportunity to try some new and fun dishes.  Popular delivery apps make it easy as pie to get food delivered right to your door, and they have loads of sweets, too! Sometimes I just don’t have the energy to bake up a storm, but my sweet tooth knows what it wants!  This is when I love to leave the kitchen behind, build a blanket fort in the living room with the kids and order some delivery.  It’s a great way to give me some extra time with the family, and it gives us the opportunity to try some new and fun dishes.  Popular delivery apps make it easy as pie to get food delivered right to your door, and they have loads of sweets, too!


Bramley Apple Bake-off



We’re in the midst of Bramley apple week, and making the most of this celebration is a clever way to get the kids to eat more healthy fruits and an excuse to go crazy with tarts, cakes and biscuits.  I love apple crumbles for dessert, and homemade applesauce keeps well and works great as a side or a dessert.  Head to Bramley Apple central to find all the apple-related recipes you could ever dream of.  Encourage the kids to pick out their favourites and turn it into a lesson on how fruits and vegetables are Mother Nature’s sweets!

The wintertime might not be your favourite part of the year, but there’s plenty you can do to pick yourself up and make some unforgettable family memories.  Who am I kidding?  As if I needed an excuse to go Nutella shopping!

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