We recently experienced the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the UK. The internet was awash with ideas for staying cool – from putting sheets in the freezer, to placing a bowl of ice cubes in front of your fan.
It may not be quite as hot now, but it looks likely that these searingly hot spells will be increasingly common. To help keep you cool, we have some tasty, chilled St. Dalfour recipes that are ideal for hot weather and don’t involve putting the oven on!
Let’s start with breakfast. If you enjoy porridge in the morning, to give you energy through the morning, then why not try this chilled version?
Add milk, yoghurt, or even juice to your oats. Then swirl in a tablespoon or so of your preferred St. Dalfour Preserve and soak overnight. In the morning add fruit/nuts/seeds of your choice.
Cream cheese cubes
For a mid-morning snack how about these frozen sweet bites.
Mix a tub of cream cheese with a tbsp or so of St. Dalfour Strawberry Preserve, a little icing sugar, a squeeze of lemon juice and a drop of vanilla essence. Place into an ice cube tray and freeze. Alternatively, make with St. Dalfour Wild Blueberry Preserve and poke a blueberry or two into each cube.
Coronation chicken sandwich
When it gets to lunch time, try this quick and easy Coronation Chicken sandwich filling.
Simply mix together equal quantities of mayonnaise and Greek yoghurt, add a spoon or so of St. Dalfour Apricot Preserve, a little curry powder and a few sultanas. Add to cold cooked chicken and spread over your sandwich bread and top with some crisp iceberg lettuce.
No cook pavlova
If you fancy a dessert, but don’t fancy cooking, try this cheat’s version pavlova made with shop-bought meringue nests.
Whip up some double cream and swirl in some St. Dalfour Mango & Passion Fruit spread. Fill the meringue nests with the cream mixture, then decorate with passion fruit seeds, slices of mango, and/or a few raspberries.
St. Dalfour ice creams
Hot weather sees us head to the shops for ice creams. Why not make your own for a cooling afternoon treat?
Raspberry Yoghurt ice cream
Whisk up 150g icing sugar with a small punnet of raspberries and 2 tbsp St. Dalfour Raspberry Preserve. Add the juice of a lemon and stir into a 500g tub of plain Greek yogurt. Freeze and enjoy.
Ice cream cones
For a delicious creamy ice, see our St. Dalfour ice cream cone recipe. With over 20 different St. Dalfour flavours to choose from, the choice is yours. You could even combine your favourite St. Dalfour preserves to dream up your own unique flavour.
We hope you stay nice and cool with a little help from St. Dalfour.