Guilt Free Kilner Desserts

If you’re looking for a healthier option on the dessert menu, why not indulge in a fruity, creamy Kilner Jar treat.

These simple ideas create mouth watering desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Kilner Berry Compote

What you need:

  • A small Kilner jar
  • Summer berries
  • Yoghurt
  • Honey
  • Chopped  nuts
  • Plain digestive biscuits

Method

  1. Break up your digestive biscuits using a rolling pin and a tea-towel. Place the biscuits on a counter and cover with the towel. Gentle hit the biscuits until its breaks into small pieces.
  2. Add the biscuit to the base of the Kilner jar.
  3. Next add a small layer of yoghurt on top of the biscuit base.
  4. Add a handful of summer berries on top of the yoghurt layer.
  5. Add a second layer of yoghurt
  6. Sprinkle over chopped nuts
  7. Drizzle over honey
  8. Enjoy

Chocolate Banana Dream

What you need:

  • A small Kilner jar
  • A banana
  • Milk chocolate drops/buttons
  • Thick creamy yoghurt

Method

  1. Slice your banana into bite size pieces and add to your Kilner Jar
  2. Add yoghurt until it covers all of the banana
  3. Sprinkle over milk chocolate buttons
  4. Enjoy

Stewed Apple Crumble

What you need:

  • A  small Kilner jar
  • A cooking apple medium sized
  • Sugar
  • Yoghurt
  • Digestive biscuits
  • Honey to taste

Method

  1. Chop up your apple and stew until soft.
  2. Add sugar until apple is sweet to taste
  3. Add the apple to the Kilner jar and cool in the fridge for about ten minutes.
  4. Break up the digestive biscuits using a rolling pin and a tea-towel.
  5. Pour biscuit crumbs over the apple.
  6. Pour yoghurt over the biscuit
  7. Drizzle honey over the top.
  8. Enjoy

1st May 2014

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Homemade Body Scrub for Mother’s Day

We were inspired by this recipe from lovegrowswild.com to make our own home made mint sugar body scrub for Mother’s Day.

 

What makes this is such a great present for Mother’s Day is that it’s home made, is a fabulous beauty product and it’s very, very quick and easy for you to make at home!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 3½ cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peppermint extract
  • 1 drop green food colouring
  • 1 drop blue food colouring

 

Instructions
1. Place the coconut oil in a bowl and microwave on a high heat for around 20-30 seconds or until it softens.
2. Next, add the 3½ cups sugar (you can add slightly more/less if you want your scrub to be more coarse/smooth) to the oil, along with the peppermint extract and food colouring.
3. Mix this until ingredients are well combined and food coloring is evenly distributed. If mixture is too wet, slowly add more sugar until the scrub is to your desired consistency.
4. Transfer the body scrub into Kilner jars and decorate with a ribbon of your mum’s favourite colour.

 

You can even pop a luffa or body brush on top for an added wow factor!

25th March 2014

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Marvellous Marmalade Recipe

Oranges are only in season for another month or so, so make a delicious marmalade while they’re at their best! If sealed properly this marmalade will last months and months so it’s really worthwhile making and our recipe is super easy to follow too.

This marmalade tastes great on toast and crumpets but don’t be afraid to try something new and a bit different with your homemade marmalade. Marmalade makes a great glaze for roasted meats, try mixing it with Gran Marnier as a glaze for duck or mix with chipotle chillies for a spicy and sweet pork marinade. Whatever you do with your marmalade, tweet us @Kilner_UK and let us know how you use yours!

Ingredients

  • 1kg Seville oranges
  • 75ml lemon juice
  • 2kg demerara sugar

 

Method

1. Wash the oranges then half them and juice them and keep the squeezed halves.

2. Slice the squeezed oranges into medium to thick pieces and place into a bowl along with the orange juice and 2.5L water. Leave the mixture to soak for 24 hours.

3. Pour the mixture into a Kilner jam pan and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 2 hours until the peel is soft and the marmalade has reduced.

4. Add in the sugar and lemon juice and mix well to dissolve the sugar

5. Boil for about 20 minutes until setting point has been achieved then remove from the heat.

6. Leave the marmalade to cool down for ten minutes then stir slowly to diffuse any foam from the top.

7. Pour the marmalade into warm sterilized Kilner jars and store in a cool dark place

21st January 2014

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Pear And Lemon Infused Sugar

This infused sugar is a great way to add a bit of extra flavour to anything! Add to tea, bake cakes with it and sprinkle on top of toast or anything else you like. This sweet treat is so simple to make and when we say simple, we really do mean simple.

All you need is sugar, lemon peel and pear peel.

Fill your Kilner jar ¾ full with sugar and then simply add the lemon peel and pear peel on top of the sugar, close the jar and let the flavours infuse.

We used fresh pear and lemon peel for maximum flavour! If you want to experiment, try using different types of sugar and other fruits and spices!

Simple and delicious, that’s how to make our Pear and Lemon Infused Sugar!

14th January 2014

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