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Posted by Cass - 02 December 2011

Curiously Cinnamon Christmas Reindeer

Zoe Ball and Prudence Staite's festive treats for all the family

The decorations are up, the holly is hung and all eyes are fixed on the little boxes under the tree. If you're finding it hard to keep the overexcited little ones occupied, why not get creative in the kitchen - pass a fun and festive afternoon together, making Curiously Cinnamon Christmas Reindeers.

In this easy-to-follow recipe, Zoe Ball and food artist, Prudence Staite, use a variety of Nestlé Cereals made with whole grain which provide fibre, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, to make a yummy festive inspired creation. Using Nesquik for antlers, a raspberry for a nose and cinnamon cereal to make the head, Zoe and Prudence produce a great Christmas treat.

Watch this video, where Zoe and Prudence show you step by step how to create these deliciously merry cinnamon Reindeers:

To watch the video, click here: http://broadcastexchange.tv/live/curiously-cinnamon-christmas-reindeer-with-zoe-ball

For more information visit www.wholegrain.co.uk

Curiously Cinnamon Christmas Reindeer

Description: A yummy festive inspired creation. Cinnamon cereal hand moulded into reindeer head shapes, with crunchy Nesquik antlers, and red raspberry noses.

Ingredients:

300g Curiously Cinnamon
125g Butter
150ml Condensed milk
100g Dark chocolate
20g Nesquik Cereal- approx 24 pieces per reindeer
6 Fresh Raspberries, strawberries or cherries
24 Currants

Makes 12

Equipment:

2 Baking sheets, or boards, lined with greaseproof paper, or tin foil.
1 Plastic food bag and rolling pin to crush cereal
2 Microwavable bowls
2 Tablespoon spoons
Greaseproof paper piping bag or teaspoon

Method:

1) Place the Curiously Cinnamon in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin until broken into small pieces, do not make the pieces too fine, we want to make this crunchy! Place crushed cereal into a bowl.

 2) Place the butter and condensed milk into a microwavable bowl, and heat on medium until melted. Mix together until combined. Add to the cereal and mix well. Divide into 6 equal amounts.

3) Using a spoon push one part of the mixture into the tablespoon to make a rounded top triangle shape, press in well to bind together and level with a knife to form a flat base. Turning the spoon over carefully slide the mixture from the spoon onto the prepared baking sheet. Continue with remaining mixture. Chill for 1 hour.

4) Whilst they are chilling make the antlers. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place into a small microwavable bowl. Melt the chocolate in the microwave on medium setting in 20 seconds blasts, stirring every time until melted, but not hot.

5) Fill the piping bag with chocolate and pipe chocolate into antler shapes on the prepared baking sheet/board. Or you can use a teaspoon and draw the chocolate into shape.. Before the chocolate sets press in the Nesquik to create the velvet texture of antlers. Best completed one at a time. When all are completed or the tray is full, chill in fridge until set firm.

6) To assemble the reindeer melt a little dark chocolate and join the antlers to the back of the head shape, adding 2 currants to make eyes, and finish by adding a red raspberry nose.

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