Monday, January 28, 2013

I Heart U

This month the Inspired Plate's Food Photo Challenge is 'Healthy'.  When I hear healthy I automatically pair heart with it and so at this time of the year when it's cold and drab outside what better way to merge a healthier heart with the celebration of the heart. So I put together a little Valentine treat with a healthy twist to say:

I heart you  

This tasty treat is swarming with this yummy goodness...healthy right? :)

It's really quite simple and you can even get your Valentine to help decorate. You just need to start with the crust and here's a great recipe including my secret ingredient.

Fruit Pizza

The Crust : Super Soft Sugar Cookie Dough w/a hint of Lemon
1 Cup Shortening
2 Cups Sugar
3 Eggs (beaten)
2 Cups Sour Cream
1 tsp. Lemon Extract
1Tbsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
5-6 Cups of Flour
Cream Shortening and Sugar. Mix in 1 beaten egg at a time. Add in sour cream and lemon extract. Add Baking Powder, Baking Soda & Salt. Add flour till dough is soft but not sticky.  Chill in fridge 2 hours, if you are in a hurry put it in the freezer for 15 minutes. Shape to pizza crust shape then bake @ 350 Degrees for 8 minutes. 

The Frosting:
1 Brick Cream Cheese
2-3 Cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp Lemon Extract
1 Tbsp Milk
Mix until smooth add powdered sugar to desired spreading consistency.

The Topping: Arrange your favorite colorful fruit on top.
Standing Berries
For you 
So here is to a happy & healthy way to tell your loved ones that  I ♥ You! And now take a spin over to Jen Olson of Localette | California Food Photographer to feast on her healthy creation this month.


Tammy Bilodeau said...

Oh these are great Kat! I love all the colour in the fruit & berries you've used. Such a great little treat for valentines day, love that close up in image #3.....such lovely work :)

Tiffany | Peanut Blossom said...

Oh my goodness, this may be my favorite of your food posts ever. I love the styling, love the recipe, love that striped plate! :) The colors of the fruit are so beautiful. What a wonderful submission to the challenge!

Jennifer Grant said...

So bright and colorful! Definitely a bright spot on today's dreary day here in Michigan where there's snow on the ground and rain in the sky!.
Love that striped plate :-)

Kim - Liv Life said...

I've been waiting for this post!!! And I love what you've done with it. The colors are popping off of the page and have me knowing that spring is just around the corner.
I'm thinking a touch of my favorite limoncello might go nicely into that frosting... ooohhh! So tempting

Stacey said...

I love this Kat!! The brightness and beautiful colors and gorgeous fruit all pops and makes me smile! Cool zoom in on the fruit, too!

Sharon said...

Forget how beautiful it is, it looks so yummy and I can't wait to try your recipe with my girls for Valentines Day!

Heather said...

The photography is beautiful and the treat looks delicious!