Friday, 23 December 2011


I know it’s seems odd to talk leftovers before Christmas day, but on this occasion we’re talking Fruit For The Office leftovers. Chances are there may be a few bits and bobs rolling around in your office fruit bowl at the end of the day as everyone opts for choccies over apples. So scoop up the remaining fruit, take it home and get creative. These goodies will also make great last minute Christmas presents too!

Clove Oranges

Grab an orange, grab some cloves and begin to push them into the orange, be as organised or as random with the pattern as you wish.
These are great for decorating the home; left at room temperature they will release a beautiful aroma.

Apples Slices

This works for any type of apple and they can be strung up into garlands once finished
  • Core the apples
  • Slice them into 1cm thick slices so the core hole is in the centre
  • Soak in lemon juice then pat dry and brush with a little allspice
  • Bake them in he oven on the lowest setting for around 5 hours
  • Flip them every hour

Orange Slices

These will make lovely fragrant decorations for the tree
  • Cut oranges into slices around 1cm thick
  • Bake in the oven on a tray at the lowest temperature setting for around 4 hours
  • Flip them every hour
  • Take them out when they are almost completely dry
  • Poke a hole in the top, thread some string through and hang them on your tree

Sugared Nuts

This recipe works for any kind of nut – so if there are any floating around from your last fruit delivery this is the thing to do with them. The recipe works per 100g of nuts
  • 100g almonds, pecans or walnuts etc.
  • 2 medium egg whites
  • 1bs soft brown sugar
  • 1tsp of all spice
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl, places onto a baking sheet (preferable non stick) and cook on 200C for 5 minutes.

Merry Christmas!

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