Elektra's Fruit Kebabs

You will need

  • 8 strawberries, washed
  • 2 kiwi fruits
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 mango
  • 16 grapes, washed
  • 50g/1ΒΎoz good-quality dark chocolate (use at least 70% cocoa solids)
  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 125ml/4fl oz double cream
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp orange juice

Step 1

Start by removing the stalks from each of the strawberries (try this top tip if you're struggling) and cut in half if they are big.

Step 2

You'll need to peel the kiwis with either a potato peeler or a small sharp knife. Don't forget to get a grown-up to help you. Cut off the top and bottom of the kiwi and cut into 4 pieces.

Step 3

Peel the bananas and cut into chunks. If you are preparing the banana beforehand you'll need to drizzle it with lemon juice - otherwise it will go brown!

Step 4

Stand the mango so the pointed end is facing away from you. Ask a grown-up to help you cut the mango into two, making sure you avoid the stone in the middle. Carefully, use the tip of the knife to score a crisscross pattern into the soft part of the fruit. The squares should be bite size. Gently push out the flesh, slice off the cubes and throw away the skin.

Step 5

Carefully thread the fruit on to wooden kebab skewers, alternating the fruit.

Step 6

To make the chocolate sauce, break the chocolate and put in a heatproof bowl. Ask a grown-up to help you sit the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl doesn't touch the water.

Step 7

Allow the chocolate to melt slowly, stirring occasionally. The melted chocolate should be totally smooth.

Step 8

In a separate saucepan, ask a grown up to heat all of the remaining ingredients until evenly combined. Remember to keep an eye on the cream so it doesn't boil. Remove from the heat and stir through the melted chocolate. Stir until the sauce is smooth and glossy.

Step 9

Pour the chocolate sauce into a small bowl and serve as a dipping sauce for the kebabs.

Recipe serves 4

Less than 30 mins preparation time

Less than 10 mins cooking time

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