Saturday, May 27, 2017


Summer vacation is almost over and I know a lot of moms are already thinking what healthier dishes to prepare for their kids that are easy to make and still delicious.

In response to this, California Raisins held a media briefing and shared some tips and trick in making delicious and healthy food that every kid will surely love.

“California Raisins are fat and cholesterol free, low in sodium, and naturally sweet with no added sugar,” said Richard Lieu, Trade Promotions Director (Southeast Asia) of the Raisin Administrative Committee.

“California Raisins are versatile enough to be added as natural sweeteners to various recipes that children can take as baons for school. “

Aside from providing wonderful health benefits, California Raisins can also make school meals and snacks more delicious. “Parents can combine raisins with fruits, nuts, and cereals to make quick trail mixes or energy bars, mix them with chopped chicken, ham, or tuna for sandwich spreads they can enjoy with wheat bread, bagels, or pita, or toss them with vegetable or fruit salads, beef stews, menudo, meatloaves, tacos or burritos,” Lieu added. “They can also be served on their own as snacks, instead of other unhealthy treats with lots of processed sugars, saturated fats, and sodium.”

To demonstrate a recipe that parents can prepare to make their children’s first day of school special, California Raisins tapped Chef Jackie Ang Po of Fleur de Lys Patisserie.

California Raisins Light Cheesecake Almond Tart

110g butter
60g powdered sugar
1 egg yolk
170g all purpose flour

Cream butter and sugar until light.
Add egg yolk and flour. Divide into 9.
Shape into rings.
Bake at 180c (25 minutes)

Cheesecake Layer
135g California Raisins (soak in hot water for 10 minutes and drain)
2pcs egg yolk
35g sugar
60ml heavy cream
30ml milk
1tsp vanilla
30g cream cheese

Make a crème anglaise.
Pour over cream cheese and blend.
Pour into crust with raisins (2 tbsp per tart).
Bake until set at 180 C. (10 minutes).
Enjoy this dessert warm or cold.

30g sugar
Sprinkle a very small amount of sugar and place inside the oven toaster with top heat open for brulee effect (or use a torch if available).

Serving: 9 pieces, 40 grams each

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