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Strawberry, Mint and Mandarin Popsicle

The sun is back, along with the blue sky, legs out of the trousers … I think it’s officially open the season of ice creams, right? At least here at home is … lately I’ve been delighted with popsicles as they combine the best of the fruit with the freshness of ice. And how much more interesting are the fruit stands this season?!
Besides being super simple to prepare, they’re also ideal to do with and for children: fat free, low sugar and above all you can adapt them to your liking! This is my favorite: a real vitamin C bomb.

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SERVE: 6 (depending on the size of the forms)
TIME:
15 min

INGREDIENTS:
300g strawberries
Juice of 5 Mandarins (or 2 oranges)
3 tbsp of white sugar (or 4 of honey)
5 mint leaves

PREPARATION:
Wash the strawberries and remove the leaves. Put them in a blender along with the juice of mandarins and the mint leaves.
Grind for a few minutes, fill the forms and place them in the freezer for 6 hours.
Before removing the icecreams, it helps to pass the molds under water for a few seconds.

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Mandarin Pie

Mandarins are in season . And oranges . The fruit bowl is always full . A good excuse to use them in juices , salads , desserts and cakes . So versatile only their cousin … the lemon .
And that bright and warm color of tangerines also served as inspiration for reforming the look of the blog. With spring approaching I wanted something warmer and more functional . After some experimentation , the final result looks pretty nice . I hope you like it as I do .
And why not use the same inspiration for a dessert ? Here she is !

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SERVES: 8 portions

INGREDIENTS:
1 base of puff pastry ( for a base of 30cm in diameter )
300g of sugar
600ml milk
2 Whole Eggs
Zest of 3 Tangerines
6 egg yolks
2 tbsp Wheat Flour
Powdered Sugar (optional )

Line the base with the pastry .
Refrigerate it while preparing the filling.
Dissolve the sugar with the milk .
Aside beat the egg yolks with the eggs , zest of tangerines and flour .
Add the dry and the wet ingredients and fill the base of the pie.
Bake in a preheated oven (180 ° C) for 40 minutes, or until de filling sets .
Let the pie cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar and unmold .