Yoghurt Polar Bear
Yoghurt has always been a firm favourite in our house and gets used in smoothies, in dips and a variety of savoury recipes. It is also our substitution for ice cream and the thick, creamy texture makes it decadently delicious.
When the boys were small I realised how expensive it was to buy the good stuff produced without all the sugars and additives so we took a brave step and decided to make our own. It turned out to be ridiculously simple and cost effective to make and so now Roy is chief yoghurt manufacturer. Friday morning he impressed even me by making it before heading off to work (apparently he can streamline the process by using the bar mix – I reckon he just likes creating washing up …..).
I used a mold for this design but then made some adjustments after previous criticism from the mini chefs. The result is cute and fun.
– Yoghurt (I used Greek style)
– Apple (or pear)
– Raisins (for details). Could be substituted for any dark fruit
– Polar Bear mold. (Any white animal could be used but I loved the whole Arctic feel)
1. Place yoghurt in mold. If you are using runny yoghurt you could freeze for a little while to thicken up.
You may have to wipe around the mold if there is a little leakage.
2. Make the sun using the flesh from an apple. Cut a slice from the cheek and cut into a rough circle. Take strips from the side where the apple is longest and cut to a point for the rays.
3. Put eyes, nose and claws onto the bear. I used very thinly sliced pieces from a raisin.
Take him out of the mold.
I put a blob of yoghurt onto his bottom to round it out as I’ve had criticism that it’s not the “right” shape before! I also made a knife stroke down the centre of each of the two big “legs” to make into four.
4. Use small pieces of the apple to make the ice he is standing on.
This is a very versatile design as it could do for breakfast, snack, dessert or even as a party piece.
The Art of Nutrition – Healthy, creative, fun food for kids (big and small)..