Strawberry and Cream Santas
It’s strawberries and cream, but not as you know it! What could be cuter than a little army of strawberry Santas ready to take along to the work or school Christmas party – delicious AND hilarious!
150 ml thickened cream
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp caster sugar
2 punnets fresh strawberries
1 chocolate icing pen
Whip cream with the vanilla and sugar until very stiff. Place in a freezer bag, or piping bag and snip off the end.
Wash strawberries and pat dry with paper towel. Slice the stalk end off, so that the strawberry sits flat. Slice across each strawberry about halfway up.
Pipe cream onto the cut strawberry and place the ‘hat’ back on. Pipe a little dot of cream onto the top. Use the icing pen to make the eyes.
Larger strawberries will be easier to handle in this recipe, but as long as they’re fresh and in season, they will work beautiful.
The cream needs to be whipped until very stiff to hold up the Santa hats. Be careful not to overdo it and turn the cream to butter!