Girls love to get together and catch up over canapés and luxurious drinks! This October, get your girlfriends together for a girls night in and help raise money to support breast cancer research. Indulge your friends by cooking up a storm of cranberry-inspired canapés, sweet treats and refreshing cocktails.
Cranberries are jam-packed with antioxidants, which is important for good health and glowing skin. With their fun bright red colour, cranberries will also give your snacks the ultimate girlie hue pink!
Cranberries contain bacteria-blocking compounds that are believed to be helpful in preventing urinary tract infections, and recent research suggests this same function may be useful in blocking the bacteria responsible for stomach ulcers and certain oral bacteria that can lead to gum disease.
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Caramelised lemon & cranberry tart Ingredients
For the pastry:
240g self raising flour, sifted
90g castor sugar
120g cold butter, diced
1 organic egg yolk
1 tblsp of cold water
For the filling
375g lemon juice
8 organic eggs
300g goats curd
5 tablespoons of dried cranberries reconstituted in a little boiling waterMethod:
1. Preheat oven to 130°C. Mix the flour & the sugar in a bowl. Add the diced butter, rubbing in with your finger tips until the mixture resembles course bread crumbs. Add the egg yolk and the water, and mix until the pastry forms a paste. Wrap the dough in glad wrap and leave in the fridge to rest for 30 minute.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and lemon juice. Add the goats curd, cranberries and refrigerate until cool.
Line a flan ring with baking paper. Roll out the pastry to fit into the flan ring and place in the oven and blind bake for around 15 minutes.Pour the curd mixture into the shell and bake for 20 minutes or until set. Allow to cool and serve with crème fraiche.