Blog Event Colorful Food and a Fruit Pizza

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I am excited to say that tommorow a new blog event gets started! Spring is here and finally all things fresh and bright are popping up. I want to encourage you to get some color into your food so therefore I am organizing the blog event “Colorful  Food”! The basic idea is that you pick one rainbow color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, or pink) and create a dish with it. The color has to come from the ingredients themselves, no artificial food coloring allowed. On top of that I present a fruit pizza here with all rainbow colors, because how else can you celebrate this event? For the recipe, please scroll down.

blogevent-colorful-food-englishAre you interested in taking part? This is what you have to do:

  • From May 1, 2018 until June 30, 2018 you have to create a recipe/dish in one rainbow color (yes, you have to color-code this time, your recipe should only be in one main color), no artificial food coloring allowed, only natural coloring. The recipe can be anything, ranging from sweet, savory, drink, dessert or main dish as long as it is in one color. Please don’t use posts from your archive, but only newly created ones.
  • Post the recipe with at least one picture on your blog, come back here, leave your blog post via inlinkz (scroll down) and have a look what the others created.

Sounds like fun? I am very excited, I have so many ideas, because obviously I will create at least one recipe for each rainbow color. I may manage two at times, but I don’t want to promise something I can’t keep. Also, blue is probably not the easiest color, I will have to mix some fruits to get the right color. But I am eager to present at least seven recipes in seven colors.

fruit pizzaNow, since I have a baking blog, I will mainly get my colors from fruits. I love fruits, they make desserts so much lighter, fresher and more enjoyable. Especially at this time of the year, nobody wants to eat something heavy anymore, people start dieting for their bikini body shape. When I started thinking about this blog event, I sat down to see which fruits I could use for each color. I was amazed to realize how many there actually were! Below are some ideas of what you can use to create your one-colored recipes. Obviously, I will focus on fruits mainly, but if you want to cook, go ahead and use vegetables or spices! This list is by no means complete, but just to get your imagination going, I listed some possible ingredients. Mind you, some ingedients can be used for several colors. Blackberries will most likely create a purple dish. However, if mixed with other ingredients, you will get a pink dessert. So below some ideas. If you have some more ideas for further ingredients, please let me know!

fruit pizzaRed: raspberry, strawberry, grapefruit, blood orange, water melon, cherry, pommegranate, cranberry, rhubarb, currant, tomato, red bell pepper, beet, red cabbage, red onions (scallots), reddish, red beans, chili, cayenne pepper

Orange: orange, tangerine, mango, papaya, apricot, peach, canteloupe, persimmon, squash, carrot,  pumpkin, sweet potato, orange lentils

Yellow: lemon, pineapple, banana, pear, canteloupe, passion fruit, yellow bell pepper, yellow zucchini, potatos, corn, yellow lentils, chickpeas, curry, tumeric, saffron, ginger, egg yolk

Green: limes, kiwis, green grape, green apple, pear, star fruit, spirulina, avocado, broccoli, cucumber, lettuce, peas, beans, asparagus, Brussel sprouts, artichoke, spinach, etc. (I think it’s obvious that most vegetables are green and that my list is not extensive), matcha, pistachio, parsley, mint, thyme, cilantro and many other herbs

Blue: blackberry, blueberry, plums, figs, blue grapes, açai, red cabbage, purple onions (scallots), purple yam, eggplant, black beans, lavender, spirulina

Purple: blackberry, blueberry, plums, figs, blue grapes, açai, rhubarb, red cabbage, purple onions (scallots), purple yam, eggplant, black beans, lavender

Pink: raspberry, strawberry, grapefruit, blood orange, water melon, cherry, pommegranate, cranberry, rhubarb, currant, blackberry, blueberry, plums, figs, blue grapes, red cabbage, purple onions (scallots), eggplant

As stated, no artificial food coloring allowed, but other than that, any ingredient can color your dish! Looking forward to your recipe. Be sure to add your blog post on below inlinkz. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at info at jennyisbaking dot com.

fruit pizzaAnd now, finally, I would like to start off this event with a very colorful fruit pizza. Because, you know, I wanted to present ALL colors. What I love about this fruit pizza is the fact that you can use different bases and also different creams. You can make it healthier or more decadent like I did. I included both options below. The pictures show a version with a brownie base, a cream made of mascarpone and greek yoghurt and fruits, but you can make a much simpler pie crust and omit the mascarpone. Be sure to check my comments in the recipe.

fruit pizzaPeople, let’s celebrate with some colorful fruit pizza, may you add more color to your food!

Credit: Brownie base adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Fruit Pizza

Print Recipe
Serves: One 26 cm ∅ springform Cooking Time: 30min preparation + 25min of baking

Ingredients

  • Brownie Base (alternatively make a pie pastry like this one, this one has to be baked about 15-20min)
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 80 grams of semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 160 grams of regular sugar
  • 2 eggs, size L
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, see here how to make your own
  • 60 grams of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 80 grams of all-purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt

  • Cream
  • 100 grams of Greek yoghurt
  • 100 grams of mascarpone (can be replaced by greek yoghurt)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, see here how to make your own
  • 30 grams of regular sugar

  • Fruits (the ones I used were)
  • kiwis
  • green grapes
  • banana
  • mangos
  • pineapples
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • mint leaves

Instructions

1

For the brownie base preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease a springform of 26cm in diameter.

2

Melt the butter with the chopped chocolate on low heat on the stovetop while constantly stirring.

3

Using a whisk, first add the sugar, then the eggs and vanilla extract. Add cocoa powder, flour and salt last.

4

Pour into spingform and bake for about 25min, inserted toothpick should only have a few crumbs. Let cool. Best chilled in the fridge.

5

For the cream mix all ingredients together and pour on cooled-off brownie base.

6

Cut fruits and put on top. Garnish with mint leaves.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Anika
    Wednesday May 2nd, 2018 at 10:48 PM

    Hallo Jenny, sehr coole Idee. Ich wollte dieses Jahr auch so eine Parade planen nach dem Motto “Eat the Rainbow” Ich finde die Idee, alle Farben des Regenbogens zu essen so gut. Das wichtigste Element einer gesunden Ernährung ist doch die Abwechslung.
    Da werde ich bei deiner Aktion mit Sicherheit mitmachen.

    Liebe Grüße
    Anika

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Thursday May 3rd, 2018 at 07:39 AM

      Super, ich freu mich! Gib Bescheid, wenn du deine machst, da bin ich bestimmt auch dabei!

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