Kiwi, Mango and Raspberry Ice Lollies

Kewi, Mango and Raspberry Ice Lolly

To appease some of my healthy eating readers (You know who you are!), here is a great treat for when the sun finally decides to make an appearance. They’re easy to make, healthy, and taste great!


YOU WILL NEED


9 tbsp water
2 tbsp sugar
5 oz kiwi, peeled
6 oz mango, peeled
6 oz fresh raspberries
An ice lolly mould

Serves: 4


HOW TO DO IT


1. Add the sugar to the water in a small pot and bring to the boil. Boil for about 4-5 minutes and then set aside.

2. Puree, kiwis, mangos and raspberries separately in a blender.

3. Divide the syrup made in step between the three purees and mix in.

4. Pour mango puree into your ice lolly mould and freeze for at least 1 hour. Add mango puree and freeze for at least 2 hours. Add Raspberry puree, insert sticks and freeze overnight.

Horse Meat – Yay or Neigh?

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Given the recent horse meat scandal in the UK and the rest of Europe, I decided I would try this taboo food and see why it is so popular in other parts of the world.

The only way I was able to find horse meat was through a company called Great Exotic Foods which supply various exotic foods via mail order. The idea of ordering meat in the mail was about as appealing as a carpet burn. But with a little reassurance from the company’s website and the conviction of a lemming facing a cliff, I decided to go through with it.

In the end, I was pleasantly surprised by the company’s service. The meat arrived within 24 hours of it being dispatched. It came package in a in a polystyrene box, in which there was a great deal of additional padding. The meat was also vacuum packed and was packaged with dry ice to keep it fresh through transit.

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Horse in packet Horse on a plate

To cook the horse I seasoned it with a bit sea salt and pan fried it in butter. I typically have my steak medium-rare so cooking time was about 5-10 minute. To keep the meal simple I had it with some oven cooked potato wedges and some salad.

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Horse and wedges

The horse was undeniably delicious. Overall it tasted very similar to beef, so much so that I think I would be hard pushed to tell the difference in a blind food test. The differences were very subtle. Horse is a lot leaner than beef and also seemed to have somewhat of a sweetness to it.

Overall, I liked it. I would definitely eat it again. If I were to ever see it on the menu in a restaurant I would probably order it. However given that it’s not readily available, I probably won’t be buying it again due to the inconvenience. It’s undeniably tasty, has a lower fat content and is even cheaper than beef but it’s simply too much hassle to get something that is so similar to beef which I can’t just pick up in the supermarket or local butchers.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience though and have decided that I want to try more food from around the world. Great Exotic Food supplies a whole variety of different meats, such as crocodile, reindeer, camel, springbok and zebra so I think I will start there but I am open to any kind of new culinary experience. So that’s where you come in, let me know some of the best dishes you have had from around the world and I will give them a try. It can be literally anything and as long as I can get it, I will try it.

How to Make Heart Shaped Boiled Eggs, Tomato Roses and Apple Swans

While doing some random browsing on Youtube, I stumbled across the fascinating world of food carving and food shaping. This was all incredibly impressive but very daunting to attempt at home. I have therefore collected three ideas that are very easy to do but also have that instant wow factor.

 

Heart Shaped Boiled Eggs

Heart Shaped Boiled Eggs
Difficulty: Very Easy

 

 

Tomato Roses

Heart shaped tomato
Difficulty: Easy

 

 

Apple Swans

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Diffiulty: let’s try something a little bit trickier

Homemade Egg McMuffin

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The homemade Egg McMuffin recipe has now been added to the site. It’s a great quick and easy recipe for breakfast or a snack.

The best part is that it takes little to no extra time to make a dozen compared to just the one. This makes it perfect if you have a large family or for freezing so that you can get an extra 10 minutes in bed each day as you won’t have to make breakfast for the month.

The homemade Egg McMuffin is as tasty as it looks! They taste just like McDonald’s Egg McMuffins and they’re so easy to make that once you’ve done it once you’ll remember how for life.

They’re also very customisable. You could have them with bacon or sausage. Or you could add things like mushrooms, tomatoes and peppers to the egg. You can make them as healthy or as naughty as you like.

Homemade Egg McMuffin recipe

Is Horse Meat Back on the Menu?

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Horse walks into a bar. Barman says ‘sorry mate, we don’t serve food in here’

The horse meat scandal has dominated the British media for much of the past few months. While horse meat is not harmful and is eaten in many countries, it is considered a taboo food in the UK. However while the media has enjoyed making a big fuss over the scandal, besides the odd back joke, the general public’s reaction can be summed up in one word: “meh”.

For most, the news that ready meals do not contain what is labelled is as surprising as finding out that they look nothing like the picture on the box. Furthermore it seems most do not seem bothered that they may have consumed a horse burger or two. The biggest annoyance has been the bad jokes that seem like they’re never going to go away.

With public opinion being one of indifference and disinterest, we at Scrummy Yummy have decided that it’s time to sample this forbidden food. It’s time to see if horse should be back on the menu.

A number of phone calls and few google searches later and it seems that horse is actually quite difficult to get hold of. The only supplier we found was one operating through Amazon and so we have had had no choice but to order our meat in the mail. Mmmm… posted meat, can’t wait!

So, that’s it, the horse steaks have been ordered and are on their way. As soon as they arrive we’ll get them cooked and let you know the verdict. If you would like to take part in our horse meat experiment, horse steaks can be ordered from Amazon here.

If you have any suggestions of horse steak recipes, let us know!

Buy horse meat steaks from Amazon

Creme Egg Brownies

Creme egg brownies

With Easter having just passed, you may or may not have seen the creme egg brownie floating about on Facebook. For those of you unfortunate enough not to have tried the Creme Egg Brownie, we at Scrummy Yummy have done all the hard work for you. Yes that’s right; we laboriously licked the mixing bowl clean, waited the agonising 20 minutes for them to cool, and forced down that gooey goodness (all 16 helpings!).

The Creme Egg Brownie is… well, exactly what you expect it to be. A brownie with a Creme Egg squashed into the middle. It’s a gooey mess that tastes as good, as it looks bad. Overloaded with sugar, eating a Creme Egg Brownie is a pleasure that can quickly turn into nausea if overindulged in. It’s requires considerable willpower but if you can walk that fine line, the Creme Egg Brownie is a seasonal delicacy.

The Creme Egg Brownie is a great treat not just for the Easter Holidays but for any time of year. It’s cheap and easy to make and takes no time at all to make. With the kids off school, it’s a great project to get them involved in and an opportunity for some good quality family time.

The Recipe