Organic Challenge Number 2: Invent a Snack Outside-In Strawberry Shortcake Dippers Recipe

This week the challenge over at the Easy Organic Living program, that happens to be co-hosted by Healthy Child and Baby Center with Stonyfield as the sponsor is to Invent a Snack using at least one organic product. If you want to participate, follow these simple steps:

Come up with a list of simple ingredients

Consider different ways to use those ingredients

Try it, will the kids eat it?

Share it! Post it on your own site and leave the link in the comments, or e-mail it to louise@looksblue.com and I’ll forward it to Healthy Child Healthy World  for you.

Healthy Child will be choosing a mix of recipes from the recipes submitted and share them with BabyCenter visitors and Healthy Child and Stonyfield will share the recipes on their sites as well.

Here is what Summer Came up With:

Outside-In Strawberry Shortcake Dippers Recipe

Outside-In Strawberry Dippers

Though this recipe is simple, it does take time. I have been trying to keep my family’s food box-free by making everything fresh from whole ingredients at home. I avoid foods with High Fructose Corn Syrup or corn sugar, and Hydrogenated Oils for foods I don’t make myself (out of a box or processed foods).

If you’re looking for some simple short cuts try using premade dough that you can roll out and cut. Or for the dough you can use already shaped biscuit dough and use a serrated knife while the dough is cold and slice into thin circles.

However this is a fun recipe to let the kids help with as they can use the stand mixer, roll the dough, and cut the circles instead of just simply adding ingredient to the bowl. My 4YO even tried to help make the pockets, which is great for fine motor movement. I love cooking with my children; they get to learn more about me and I get to teach them lifelong skills that extend past the kitchen.

clip_image004Simple Dough

INGREDIENTS:
3 cups flour
1 egg
1 cup water, room temperature
½ teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS:

1. In your Kitchen Aid stand mixer with the Dough Hook attachment place flour and salt in bowl. Begin to mix on the STIR setting.

2. While mixer is stirring, add ½ cup water slowly. Add egg. Add other ½ cup water.

3. Allow dough to stir until dough ball forms and is moist on the outside. Remove ball and discard ruminants in the bowl. Divide ball into quarters.

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Filling

INGREDIENTS:
1 ½ pounds organic strawberry flesh, cut into chunks
3 full size honey graham crackers, finely crush

DIRECTIONS:

1. Gently stir strawberries with graham cracker crumbs.

Dip

INGREDIENTS:
½ cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon Nutella (or as desired)
1 tablespoon sugar

clip_image008DIRECTIONS:

1. Combine all ingredients and whisk together using Kitchen Aid stand mixer with Wire Whip attachment until thick. Keep refrigerated.

Construction

1. Flour a clean counter top and roll out 1 dough quarter to 1/161/8 inch thickness. Flour surface and rolling pin as needed.

2. Use biscuit cutter (or 8oz glass inverted) to make dough circles.

3. Fill dough with about ½ tablespoon of strawberry filling. Fold circle in half around filling (taco style).

4. clip_image010Pinch edges firmly together sealing filling inside dough.

5. Repeat 1-4 until dough is gone.

6. Completed Outside-In Strawberry Shortcakes should be stored in-between towels to prevent drying while constructing (and cooking) other pockets.

 

Cooking

1. Bring a 5 quart pot of water to a rolling boil.

2. Place 7-10 Outside-In Strawberry Shortcakes into the water.

3. Remove with slotted spoon when floating (about 2-3 minutes).

clip_image0124. Place Outside-In Strawberry Shortcakes to towel to dry water off the exterior.

5. Place cooked pockets into a boil and drizzle with 2 tablespoon of butter (or as needed) to prevent sticking. Gentle stir or swish Outside-In Strawberry Shortcakes to evenly coat all pieces.

Outside-In Strawberry Shortcakes are best served a little warmer than room temperature so the butter is not congealed on the cake.

Yields about 4 dozen at 1/8 inch dough thickness

Here’s how they turned out! You be the judge on their tastiness:

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We will receive a gift basket for participating in the program and will be giving one away at the end of the program as well. This is part of the Easy Organic Living program co-hosted by Baby Center and Healthy Child Healthy World and sponsored by Stonyfield.

About Summer:

Summer is the President of our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living.

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