This week we made fettuccine sauce, homemade croutons, salad dressing, and fruit dessert cups in class. Had it not been for the beautiful fruit downstairs at Whole Foods Market, we wouldn't have made the fruit cups. I'm a sucker for fresh fruit... and decided at the last minute to add it in today's menu!
The trick to the fettuccine sauce is to occasionally stir it so that it doesn't burn. This was a hit with the Taste Buddies students! There was no pasta left at the end of class to take home -- this is a great recipe, sure to please the whole family.
Croutons are best made with day-old bread. However, if you don't have yesterday's bread at your disposal, you can heat fresh bread in the oven at about 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until it's crispy on the outside. This was really fun for the Taste Buddies to make because we used kitchen tools that look like paint brushes, and they "painted" the croutons with olive oil. They were so good on their own that some people didn't even bother putting them in their salad!
This is such an easy dessert, and allows kids to practice chopping fruit. I grabbed some pre-packaged shortcake cups and a bunch of different kinds of berries. We topped the shortbread with blackberries, blueberries and chopped strawberries. Add some whipped cream, and you have a crowd-pleasing and fresh dessert.