OIP PARTY FOOD: GARDEN PARTY

Strawberries & Cream Dessert Duo
Recipes by Emily Jabour – The Party Bebe
Here are two beautifully sweet but simple desserts that are perfect for a garden party, a picnic, or the Spring Racing Carnival.
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Strawberries & Cream Lamington Cups

Makes 12 mini serves

250g strawberries, chopped
300ml thickened cream
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons castor sugar
6 Lamington (or plain vanilla) sponge fingers
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Crumble the sponge fingers by hand and then press the crumbs into serving cups, ensuring the base of each cup is fully covered.
Pour the cream into a bowl with the sugar and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat on high until soft peaks form.
Fold 3/4 of the chopped strawberries into the whipped cream and then spoon into serving cups. To finish, top with the remaining strawberries.

Strawberries & Cream Rocky Road
Makes 25 pieces
500g milk chocolate
125g marshmallows (mix of pink and white)
125g strawberries and cream lollies
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
100g Turkish Delight, chopped
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Line a slice tin with baking paper.
Combine the marshmallows, strawberries and cream, coconut and Turkish Delight in a large bowl.
Melt the chocolate until smooth.
Pour the chocolate into the marshmallow mixture and stir until well combined.
Immediately pour into the slice tin and refrigerate until set.
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