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Recipe: Pancakes with yoghurt berry ice

All kids love pancakes and they can be a great way to encourage them to eat more fruit. Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Standing time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients 100g (4oz) plain flour 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1 tsp sunflower oil plus extra for frying 250ml (9 fl oz) milk 250g (9oz) strawberries, hulled and …

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Recipe: Scotch pancakes with mixed berries and crème anglaise

It doesn’t matter how old you are, everyone loves pancakes. Top with spoonfuls of yogurt if serving for breakfast or delicious homemade vanilla custard for an easy dessert. Serves 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients 3 tablespoons strawberry jam 1 tablespoon lemon juice 450 g (1 lb) mixed blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, halved or sliced depending …

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Recipe: Blueberry muesli bars

Need an energy boost at work? Take a couple of these bars wrapped in foil to keep you going. Makes 10 Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 25-30 minutes Ingredients 150g (5oz) blueberries 1 level tablespoon cornflour 75g (3oz) mixed sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds 175g (6oz) porridge oats 150g (5oz) block margarine or butter 75g (3oz) light muscovado sugar …

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Recipe: Mini blueberry cheesecakes

Make these easy, no cook cheesecakes the night before and leave in the fridge. If you have room, there are some spare for second helpings or just freeze the extras with a little pot of blueberries for another time. Makes 8 Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 4-5 minutes Chilling time: 5 hours or overnight Ingredients Biscuit base 75g (3oz) …

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Recipe:White chocolate mousses with strawberry and black pepper sauce

Adding just a hint of cracked black pepper to pureed strawberries adds a real kick, combine with the white chocolate, lime and white rum mousse and you will wow your friends. Make extra sauce and freeze in sections of an ice cube tray, defrost as many ice cubes as you need in the microwave and drizzle over a scoop of …

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Recipe: Berry Special Valentine Cake

There’s no need to buy a special cake tin to make this extra special cake, a large Swiss roll tin or roasting tin will work fine with a homemade paper template. Cuts into 8 slices Prep: 40 minutes Cook: 15-18 minutes Cake layers 175g (6oz) soft margarine 175g (6oz) caster sugar 150g (5oz) self-raising flour 25g (1oz) cocoa ½ teaspoon …

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Double berry muffins

Made with wholemeal flour and a double berry boost, these muffins are the perfect treat to take to work. Makes 12 Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Ingredients 150g (5oz) plain wholemeal flour 150g (5oz) plain white flour 3 level teaspoons baking powder 100g (4oz) caster sugar 50g (2oz) butter 4 tablespoons sunflower or vegetable oil 150g (5oz) low fat …

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Strawberry and Blueberry Crumble

It doesn’t seem to matter what size your Christmas cake is, there is always a little bit of marzipan left that you don’t know what to do with. Don’t throw it away, just 75g (3oz) adds festive flavour to a simple crumble, delicious spooned over fresh fruity strawberries and blueberries. Serves 4 Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 20-25 minutes Ingredients 1 …

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Gluten-free mini strawberry frangipanes

Packed into a pretty box, these mini frangipanes make a great gift or alternative to a box of chocolates when going for dinner with friends. Makes 24 Preparation: 20 minutes Cook: 12-15 minutes Ingredients 175g (6oz) strawberries, hulled 75g (3oz) butter, at room temperature 75g (3oz) caster sugar 50g (2oz) self-raising gluten free flour blend 1 medium egg 50g (2oz) ground …

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Energy boosting kale, quinoa and berry salad

Need to detox after all those Christmas festivities? This light salad is just what you need. For a healthy packed lunch, cook the quinoa and toast the nuts and seeds the night before, then add the berries and salad leaves in the morning. Serves 4 Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 10-12 minutes Ingredients 900ml (11/2 pint) vegetable stock 225g (8oz) quinoa …

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