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Fruit mince tarts

INGREDIENTS 225g cold butter, cubed 350g plain flour, sifted 100g castor sugar 1 jar fruit mince 1 egg, beaten icing sugar to dust.
PREPARATION 1. In a bowl, rub the butter through the flour and then add the sugar and a pinch of salt.Gently knead.
2. Preheat oven to 180°C. Set aside a 12 cup muffin tin.
3. lace golf ball sized pieces of the dough in each cup and spread to the edges.
4. Spoon the fruit mince into the cups. Take smaller pieces of the dough and pat into circles large enough to make lids.
5. Place them on the cups and pinch together the edges. Brush with beated egg and bake for 20 minutes.
6. Sprinkle icing sugar over the tops when done.
NOTES These are so easy to make even if you have never attempted pastry before! I used fruit mince that I found in the dried fruit section of the supermarket. This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.
kidspot.co.nz

French apple tart

INGREDIENTS 150g of butter 5 big sweet apples 250g of puff pastry 150g of brown sugar (regular sugar is also a good option) A pinch of cinnamon
PREPARATION 1. Grease a baking mold with the butter, and sprinkle it with the sugar.
2. Peel the apples, and slice them into thin pieces. Sprinkle the slices with the cinnamon, and lay them evenly in the mold.
3. Cover the apples with the sheet of puff pastry, and bake for 30 minutes at 180°С.
4. Let the tart cool down, and turn it over so that the apples are facing up.
5. The best way to serve this apple tart is to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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WATERMELON STRAWBERRY LIME SLUSH

Watermelon and strawberry slush with a hint of lime for a refreshing summertime treat!
As the first watermelon enters the house, there is a rush of excitement.  Never seen out of season here, everyone gathers to fulfill their prolonged craving.  Three short months in New England, that’s pretty much it.
I actually had no plan to create slushies today, yet I found myself with a giant half watermelon completely frozen.

Because, well… it was in my freezer.
Apparently when you send a 9 year old boy down to the basement because the watermelon does not fit in the kitchen refrigerator, you need to give explicit instructions as to where said watermelon should go.

Which leads me to my advice regarding this drink.  It will make your life a heck of a lot easier if you cut the watermelon before freezing it.  Just in case you weren’t sure.
Watermelons take a really, really long time to defrost.
After hacking into that beautiful partially frozen monster, successfully avoiding a trip to the emergency room, …

RASPBERRY MASCARPONE TART WITH CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUST

A dark chocolate cookie crust filled with whipped mascarpone and topped with raspberries.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Do you do anything special for Valentine’s Day?  We really don’t go like to go crazy for this “holiday”, our life is crazy enough 🙂  Although you won’t find us in a restaurant,  maybe I’ll make dessert.   Sometimes I’ll make a heart shaped breakfast for the kids, or some heart shaped cookies.  So creative I know!
Stepping away from the hearts this year, but I definitely think that for Valentine’s Day chocolate is a must!  That’s why I started this tart with a dark chocolate cookie crust.  The rich chocolate flavor goes perfectly well with the smooth creamy whipped mascarpone filling.  Mascarpone cheese is a little indulgent (and challenging to spell!) but what better excuse than love to bake with the best ingredients.
A few simple raspberries are the topping.  I just love the gorgeous color they gave this tart.  I went with a super simple diagonal placement zig-zag typ…

No-bake chocolate tart

This decadent no-bake chocolate tart tastes as good as it looks, yet couldn't be easier to make
Ingredients 175 g digestive biscuits, finely crushed 150 g unsalted butter 100 ml double cream 200 g Fairtrade smooth dark chocolate, finely chopped 40 g shelled pistachios, chopped
Method In a large bowl, mix the crushed biscuits with ⅔ of the melted butter. Press into the base and up the sides of a 20cm round, loose-bottomed cake tin.
In a pan over a low heat, gently warm the cream with the remaining butter until just below boiling point. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate, stirring until melted.
Allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes, then pour into the base. Sprinkle over the pistachios and chill for 1-2 hours until set.
Cook's tip: mix a handful of chopped fresh mint leaves through some crème fraîche and serve with the tart.
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16 delicious Easter baking treats

Why not make an afternoon of it with these fun-to-make treats?
Looking to create some fun Easter eats that the whole family can get involved with making? Fill the house with the smell of these tasty treats.
1. Easter cupcake swirls Love icing? You'll love the icing-to-sponge ratio on these beauties. Enjoy piling it high, or simply licking it from the mixing bowl and spoon afterwards. Cupcakes rule. See recipe for Easter cupcake swirls.
2. Surprise chocolate fairy cakes Grown-ups and children alike will love these chocolate fairy cakes with their fudge frosting, mini-egg topping and surprise centres. See recipe for Surprise chocolate fairy cakes.
3. Carrot cake cupcakes Adorable individual-sized carrot cakes couldn't get much more Eastery (or delicious). See recipe for Easter cupcakes.
4. Easter cookies These spicy, fragrant and deliciously fruity cookies are perfect for an Easter tea-time treat. See recipe for Easter cookies.
5. Easter flower cookies These are really simple to make and m…