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I would have loved to have had these when I was a kid – could actually have an excuse to play with my food. How fun dinner would have been? Set has a fork, spoon and bulldozer for a child to push their food onto utensils with. Very cool!
Hollow the core out of an apple. Insert carrot with thinnest section facing up and you can trim the ends of this. Stick as many toothpicks into the carrot and apple as you can. Stick kiwi, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cantaloupe and watermelon pieces on as you can onto the toothpicks. Top with a slice of cantaloupe you have cut into a star. You can also attach pieces of fudge, Hershey’s kisses, Rolos and small chocolates instead of fruit -or why not both – to make a great gift or centerpiece for your Christmas party.
Wrap foil around the underside of a cupcake tin. Wrap bacon around and over the bottom of each cupcake well. Bake at 300 degrees for five minutes. This will not take very long and keep your eye on them. Gently slide off the cupcake well and place on paper toweling to dry. Before putting salad in them place in fridge to get a nice cool temperature. Instead of using this with a salad try crumbled up sweet cornbread for a more savory dish.
What a great way to decorate your table then with a fresh pile of great vegetables to complement you perfect Thanksgiving dinner. This is done with a variety of veggies and will sure to be the talk of your day.
I am always in awe at what people can create from simple things that most of us just look at and don’t think much about. Here are some great examples of watermelon art to add to the others I have posted in the past.
Makes about 20 piglets:
400 g (13 1/2 oz) all purpose flour
1 package instant dry yeast
2 dcl (7 oz) plain yogurt
1 dcl (3 1/2 oz) warm milk
a pinch of salt
Puffed or flaky dough:
150 g (5 1/2 oz)flour
100 g (3 1/2 oz)magarine (unsalted)
pinch of salt
As much as you like: cheese(she used Gouda), tomato (pizza) sauce, oregano;
or something else you would like for filling
Egg white to use as «adhesive»
Egg yolk and some milk to brush @ the end
First, make first dough by mixing all ingrediens, and let it rise in a warm place. In the meantime, make puff dough with second batch of ingredients, and then mix it into the risen dough (yes, mix’em together), and work it well on a floured surface. Roll the dough and with a round cookie cutter or something else cut out circles about 3 inches in diametar or desired size. Leave some dough for ears and noses
Make filling with cheese, tomato sauce (pizza sauce), and oregano. You can be creative and use different kinds of ingredients to make a filling of your own. You can also add ham, or salami, or vegetables.
Place half of circles onto baking sheet (aligned with parchment paper), brush edges with egg white wash. Put some filling in the middle, cover with other half of circles, and press the edges to assure nothing will come out while baking.
Remainder of the dough use to make smaller circles for nose, and for ears by cutting them into quarters. Use egg whites wash as «adhesive» for ears and nose. For nose make somewhat smaller circles. For eyes and nostrils use a toothpick to make little lines and then inside, put cumin, pepper or something similar.
Now that you have little piglets, let them rise again for a little while, and then brush them with a little bit of egg yolk wash mixed with a little bit of milk. Bake for about 20-25 min. @ about 385-405 F.
(ORIGINAL POST: http://cafechocolada.blogspot.com)