These rather quick, easy and tasty croissant and fruit pots, are what happens when you come back from holiday, to an empty fridge but a well-stocked freezer, and need to make breakfast for two hungry kids like RIGHT NOW. The sort of two ingredients, freezer staple breakfast that needs nothing else to complete it. Thank you frozen fruit mixes and frozen croissants. I foodie love ya for making the kiddoes, and I, rather happy.
And then I was looking at the empty fridge and thought how crazy it was that before I’d gone away I had either given away or chucked things that would go off. Thinking about it properly it seems crazy. Why on earth did I buy stuff that we wouldn’t eat, in the first place? Why not cut out the middle-man and just burn £20 or £30?
It appears that I’m not alone in being this wasteful. According to Wrap (a government agency), UK households waste 7m tonnes of food costing a whopping £12.5bn. That is equivalent to £700 per family per year.
I don’t want to waste this much (aka I don’t want to throw money down the drain). And so I’m going to buy more frozen food. It means that I can use what I want, and not have the rest go off. Much better, right?
This means a lot more trips to or online shops from Iceland Foods – so we can fill our freezers to the brim with their huge range of freshly frozen food. Top of my list for the next shop is more of their tropical fruit smoothie mixes, their frozen mackerel and salmon, salmon, their zesty bean quinoa, rice, meatballs and a lot more of their breakfast pastries.
In their new Frozen Fortune campaign, Iceland Foods want to raise awareness about the benefits of frozen food, particular about the fact that Frozen food is less likely to be wasted than fresh. Just search out the #PowerofFrozen on social media to find out much, much more.
In fact today (Wednesday 18th January), there will be a live stream on Iceland Foods Facebook page, where £700 has been frozen within an ice sculpture and which one lucky viewer can WIN. In order to win it, viewers have to comment how long it will take for the ice sculpture to melt. The person with the closest time wins.
However, there is one fun caveat (aka the variety of tools and instruments that can be used to speed up or slow down the melting process (eg a hair dryer or heater). Viewers can instruct the presenters to use these tools to help them get closer to winning. Seriously peeps, this will be fun. Go enter now 🙂
Now here is how to make freezer staple fruit and croissant pots. The kind that get your kids licking the bowls, spoons and their fingers right clean. The best kind of breakfast parfaits really.
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- 400 g (14oz) frozen blueberries I used Iceland Foods frozen blueberries
- 6 pack of frozen Croissants I used Iceland Foods frozen croissants
- Add the blueberries into a small saucepan over low heat, allow ice to melt, and leave simmering with the pan open, for about 10 mins till the water has evaporated and the fruits are softened. Switch off the heat.
- Preheat oven to fan-assisted 160C / 180C / 350F /gas 4
- Remove croissants from packaging, place on a baking tray on the middle shelf of the oven and bake until crisp and golden brown, approximately 16-18 mins.
- Allow the croissants to cool before tearing them into small chunks.
- Create the fruits and croissants parfaits:
- Create the parfaits by layering them starting with the blueberry sauce, then the croissant chunks and topping with the remaining blueberry sauce.
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