RECIPE: Strawberry and Meringue Santas

There’s nothing more exciting for kids than taking them to buy their own ingredients, then letting them cook something from scratch. Bring the kids to the Adelaide Central Market to buy their fresh produce, then let them have a go at this easy and fun recipe!


Chantilly cream
300ml cream
2 tbsp caster sugar
vanilla extract
1 pkt mini meringue nests
10 medium size strawberries
finely shredded coconut
black writing icing tube

Prep time 20 -30min
Serves 10

Place the cream, caster sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl and whisk till soft peaks form. Fill into a piping bag fitted with a small star-piping nozzle.
Remove the stems from the strawberries and cut approx 1/3 from the tip to make the Santa hat.
Pipe some cream into the meringue nest; place the larger strawberry piece into the cream. Pipe a star into the cut side of the strawberry. (This will make the face)
Dip the top of the strawberry into the cream and then into the coconut, place the hat onto the cream star.
Pipe a small star onto the hat to form the pompom and sprinkle with a little coconut. Add two small cream spots for buttons on the large strawberry.
Using the black writing icing create two eyes on the Santa and watch him come to life – HO HO HO!!

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