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These yummy recipes are a lovely treat to prepare and share with your children as the days get shorter

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Recipes in this article:

  1. Crunchy Sundae
  2. Oaty Cookies
  3. Fruit Cobbler

1. Crunchy Sundae

Crunchy sundae

Serves 3 or 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes

This breakfast sundae is super easy to create for a colourful and delicious start to the day and a fun alternative to a bowl of cereal. Experiment with your children’s favourite fruits and with different toppings, such as nuts or maple syrup.

Ingredients:

  • 160g fresh fruit or berries of your choice
  • 125g Rachel’s Pouring natural yogurt
  • 75g granola or muesli
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Equipment needed:

  • Serving glasses or bowls

Method:

  1. Spoon the fresh fruit or berries into the bottom of a sundae dish or glass bowl. Top with yogurt and then the granola or muesli, repeat spooning in the layers until the glass is full.
  2. Drizzle with honey or syrup and serve immediately.

Why not try…

Using fresh fruit when it’s in season and available more cheaply, otherwise you can make this with unsweetened canned or defrosted frozen fruit.


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2. Oaty Cookies

Oaty cookies

Makes 18 biscuits

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Help your children to make these yummy biscuits ready for snacktime. They are a lovely treat – crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.

Ingredients:

  • 110g soft brown sugar
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 55g unsalted butter or margarine
  • 30g vegetable shortening
  • 115g Rachel’s Pouring natural yogurt
  • drop of vanilla extract
  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g mixed oat and wheat flake cereal, or rolled oats

Equipment needed:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Large baking sheet
  • Wire cooling rack

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 195°C/Gas mark 5
  2. Line or grease a baking sheet.
  3. In a bowl cream together the sugars and fats until light and fluffy.
  4. Stir in the yogurt and vanilla extract, then mix well.
  5. Add the flour and bicarbonate of soda and mix until all the flour is incorporated.
  6. Add the flakes or oats.
  7. Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto the prepared sheet and bake for 8–10 minutes until golden brown on the edges.
  8. Leave to cool slightly before removing onto a wire cooling rack.

Why not try…

Adding some chocolate chips for an extra treat, or a few sultanas, raisins or other small dried fruits for a healthier snack!


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3. Fruit Cobbler

Fruit cobbler

Serves 6-8

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

This recipe is easy to make as a special dessert with either fresh or frozen fruit. A cobbler is half way between a crumble and a pie. If you don’t have a food processor, you can rub the butter into the flour and sugar, or use a hand-held mixer.

Ingredients:

  • 300g frozen berries mix (you can use fresh fruit, if you wish)
  • 200g golden caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • ½ teaspoon ground mixed spice
  • 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • 175g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 75g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 125g Rachel’s Pouring natural yogurt
  • 25g fruity muesli or jumbo oats

Equipment needed:

  • Oven-proof dish approximately 26cm x 18cm
  • Food processor or mixer

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C/Gas mark 6
  2. Place the fruit or frozen berry mix into an oven-proof dish.
  3. Mix together in a small bowl 100g of the caster sugar, mixed spice and cornflour. Sprinkle this over the fruit and gently combine.
  4. Take the sifted flour, butter and the remainder of the sugar. Using a food processor or mixer, whizz together for a few seconds on pulse speed (or rub in by hand) until fine crumbs form.
  5. Add the yogurt and whizz again until a soft dough forms – don’t worry the dough will be very sticky. Spoon the mixture in scattered clumps over the fruit, leave some gaps for the cobble effect. Sprinkle with muesli and sugar.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, or until pale golden and the fruit is tender.

Why not try…

Adding some sliced Bramley apple or pear to the fruit mix. This pudding is even more delicious served warm with some ice-cream or vanilla yogurt and great on really cold days.


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More recipes online…

Try more warming Winter recipes, available from our web resource bank:

Porridge for breakfast Welsh cakes Pizza and soup


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