This was a Sunday morning recipe. I wanted to treat the family to something special for breakfast on our last Sunday before the schools started again after the holiday. The muffins turned out lovely and we ate the remaining ones on a walk in the nice weather – like a picnic. Now I need to buy more of those freeze dried strawberries so I can make them again!
Yesterday was Friday again – where did that week go? In my family Friday means nice family dinner and dessert. Our local supermarket had an offer on Strawberries so I decided to make these chocolate dipped strawberries. No need to re-invent the wheel every day. Sometimes the easy option is the best one.
Just melt dark chocolate. Dip the strawberries in the chocolate and possibly sprinkle some pink coconut over them (or maybe chopped nuts?). Leave to cool down in the fridge.
We ate them directly from the plate – and dipped them in whipped cream.
Easy, yummy, lovely!
I have no idea how this happened! I walked into the kitchen one morning (admittedly still a bit tired) with a clear idea of the Coffee and Chocolate cake that I wanted to make. And somehow I ended up making strawberry muffins! Not even close – but never mind. These are great! The Coffee and Chocolate cake will have to happen another day.
As promised – this is a post on how I put together the birthday cake from yesterday. So – my son turned 13, and I asked him in advance what kind of cake he wanted, and his wish was “something with whipped cream and strawberries”. That gives us lots of possibilities – and this is what I did…
Since months, she has been talking about this birthday and since weeks she has planned what cake she wanted to have. It has changed every now and then, but in the end she settled for chocolate and strawberry cake. Wish granted!
Having been trying several different interesting combinations of food for baking and cooking with spinach this weekend, I also came up with these muffins. Laying awake in the morning trying to think of fruit or berries that could make a great combination with the healthy green that is supposed to make us strong – I thought of strawberries. But then, I often think of strawberries… Anyway…
We never keep much in our freezer, but one thing that we always have are berries. Bananas are always in our fruit bowl, and eggs – always plenty in the fridge. The combination makes an excellent base for a berry pie! Top it off with some coconut and almonds and boom – berry pie meets Scandinavian Tosca cake! Amazing is all I can say! (Well – I could add “easy” and “quick” as well…)