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One for the Kid´s # 7 – Banana/Cranberry/Walnut Cake With Fresh Strawberries, Nutella & Whipped Cream

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Despite the headline of this post, this sweet dish does, of course, normally involve cooking (baking), but this time I did not make my own banana/cranberry/walnut cake, I did not make my own fruit yogurt and I did not make my own chocolate/hazelnut cream or whipped cream.
Instead, I bought all the ingredients ready-made at my grocery store, the cake, strawberry yogurt, Nutella and ready whip, and of course, fresh strawberries.
Not very glorious and original as such, but it was a few days before the movers arrived to ship my entire household to Germany, so the urge to be involved and creative in the kitchen was not in the forefront of my mind.
Besides, the goal of ChefsOpinion was alway´s to help the folks who are not so proficient (yet) in the kitchen to prepare good-looking and delicious food without much knowledge and fuss.
And, to top it off,  this is a sweet treat that is not only quick and easy to prepare,  it certainly will also be a hit with the kids, who should have no trouble preparing this all by themselves or with a little help from a grown-up (or vice versa, for those of you who REALLY have two left hands)  🙂
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Bon Appétit !   Life is Good !
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fresh strawberries, strawberry yogurt, Nutella, ready whip, banana/cranberry/walnut cake

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One for the Kid´s # 7 – Banana/Cranberry/Walnut Cake With Fresh Strawberries, Nutella & Whipped Cream

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One for the Kid´s # 7 – Banana/Cranberry/Walnut Cake With Fresh Strawberries, Nutella & Whipped Cream

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top the ready whip with sliced strawberries, the top with more ready whip

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Suppli al Telefono

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Many fans of Italian fried rice balls are a bit unclear about the difference between Arancino and Suppli.
I found this explanation online which seems to be very accurate to me and should help to calm down future hot-blooded discussions 🙂
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Excerpt from La Piccola Fontana :
“The Sicilian people will be having some stern words with us for combining their beloved arancino with it’s Roman cousins, supplì, and vice versa but the fact remains that when in Italy you should try at least one type of freshly fried rice ball.

These starch bombs appear in bars, restaurants, and market stalls all over Italy, but if you are going to order one, it helps to know the difference. The Sicilian arancino is often larger, and either conical or circular in shape. In fact, its name means “small orange.” It is typically filled with ragu and some sort of cheese, with optional veggies like peas, mushrooms, or eggplant.

You will also find specialty arancini like carbonara, though purists tend to turn up their noses at these newfangled inventions.

Supplì, on the other hand, are a Roman specialty usually found in pizzerias and as antipasti. They are often oblong in shape and traditionally contain only rice, tomato sauce, and a large piece of mozzarella in the middle.”
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And there you have it. Clear, once and for all 🙂
As for me, I love both equally, the only difference being that I can eat a bunch of Arancini as a main course, while two Suppli are usually enough and therefore more suited (for me) as an appetizer or snack.
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There are many different variations of both arancini and suppli, different fillings, different types of rice, tomato sauce added to the rice, etc.
In my opinion, when made and served with love, they are all equally delicious and satisfying 🙂
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Supposedly, the name Suppli al Telefono stems from the mozzarella cheese which forms into long thin strands (Telephone Lines) when one pulls the supply apart 🙂
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P.P.P.S.
Usually fried rice balls are served with tomato sauce. However, I prefer to eat them with Tonkatsu Sauce
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Bon Appétit !   Life is Good !
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Suppli al Telefono

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Suppli al Telefono

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Suppli al Telefono

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Arancina

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Preparation :
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