Hey there, Food Lovers!
I hope this newsletter finds you relaxing after an enjoyable Christmas and a whole lot of beautiful and delicious food! Now that the Christmas rush is mostly over, I find myself thinking about what lies ahead in the new year.
Here at Easy Peasy Kitchen we've got so many more exciting things to share with you and completing our online food presentation courses are top on the priority list. I can't wait to share more tips and tricks with you so that "You can learn how easy it is to make beautiful food", one step at a time!
I wish there were more hours in a day, but since that isn't the case we're going to have to drop to monthly videos on YouTube for the next few months to give us some time to work on the food presentation course material and also get a few more things onto our website.
Of course these newsletters will keep going so you'll be the first to know what we're up to!
Lastly, let us know what you'd like to see in a food presentation course and also if you have any requests for future videos 😄. Hopefully we'll be back to fortnightly videos again soon.
In this issue:
- What’s in the pipeline? - Breakfast Toasts
- New Year's Eve Nibbles - Finger Food and Platter Ideas
- New Favourite Recipe - 5 Ingredient Cranberry and Pistachio Fudge
What's in the Pipeline?
A well presented dessert always has a main component, accompanied by a sauce, a crunch, and a garnish. This is a great little rule for constructing a balanced dessert that eats well, looks great and tastes amazing.
While I was thinking about this rule, I came to the conclusion that this principle is applicable to more than just desserts - so I applied it some breakfast toasts. With the toast bringing the crunchy component I experimented with a few variations and even some added crunch to see what I could come up with.
I can't wait to share this video with you in a couple of weeks time.
New Year's Eve Nibbles - Finger food ideas
New Year's Eve is a perfect opportunity to try out some new food presentation ideas. Whether it be individual little bites or a platter of delicious bits and pieces (aka Christmas left overs ;)), it is sure to be enjoyed while you ring in the new year. I have put together a list of old videos filled with finger food and platter ideas for you to try.
- Bruschetta And Crostini
- 17 Minute Fruit Platter or How To Arrange A Fruit Platter Like A Pro
- How To Make Cocktail Sandwiches
- Making Perfect Tortilla Pinwheels
- How To Make Sushi
- Master The Art Of Antipasto
- Next Level Tea Sandwiches
- Simple Tea Sandwiches
- Pinwheel Sandwiches
- What Is An Amuse Bouche
- Cheeseboard How To - My Top 5 Tips
- Mini Taco Crisps
- Salmon Tapas
- Lemon And Garlic Prawns
- Pear And Blue Cheese Canapés
- Risotto Balls
- How To Make Cocktail Sandwiches
New Favourite Recipe - 5 Ingredient Cranberry and Pistachio Fudge
I have made this about 3 times in about as many weeks. It's one of those really quick and impressive little recipes. I absolutely love nougat, but it is a bit of a trick to make. I stumbled across this recipe which almost tastes like nougat, but is as easy to make as fudge.
Cranberry and Pistachio Fudge
- 500g (17 oz) white chocolate
- 200g (6 oz) condensed milk
- 50g (1 3/4 oz) baileys liqueur
- 60g (2 oz) pistachios, crushed (or nut of your preference)
- 40g (1 oz) dried cranberries (or dried fruit of your choice)
- Grease and line a small loaf tin with baking paper.
- Melt the chocolate and condensed milk together in a small pot over a medium low heat until smooth and creamy.
- Add the baileys liqueur and stir through.
- Take off the heat and stir in the nuts and fruit.
- Pour into the tin and leave to cool and set.
- Cut into squares and serve.
Have a fantastic week and let me know what cooking creations you have been enjoying making.