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Christmas Desserts and Cocktails!

SMART Raspberry Panna Cotta
CSR have just released a sweetener called CSR SMART. It’s a blend of sugar with sweetener, so where you?d normally use one teaspoon of sugar containing 16 calories, half a teaspoon of CSR SMART provides the same taste with only 8 calories. Awesome – a summer dessert without the guilt!

125g fresh or frozen raspberries
2 tablespoons CSR SMART
2 teaspoons gelatine
2 tablespoons cold water
1 cup milk
1 cup light cream
raspberries and blueberries, for garnish

1. Combine raspberries and CSR SMART in a saucepan and stir over a medium heat for 2 minutes or until CSR SMART has dissolved. Cool completely in fridge.
2. Mix gelatine with cold water to form a gel, combine gelatine mixture and milk in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until gelatine is fully dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Add cream and raspberry mixture.
3. Pour into 6 x glasses or decorative teacups. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to set for 3 hours. Garnish with raspberries and blueberries.
Makes 6

Flirtini
The perfect party cocktail for this season – tropical, yummy and oh so alcoholic!
2 pieces fresh Pineapples
15ml Cointreau
15ml Vodka
30ml Pineapple Juice
90ml Champagne

Muddle the pineapple pieces and cointreau in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add vodka and pineapple juice and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with champagne. Garnish with a cherry, and serve.
Serve in Cocktail glass.

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