Recipes for children: cooking with the family

Cooking with kids, Family Activities, Leisure

Is there anything better than hanging out at home and enjoying activities together as a family? Additionally, is there anything better than being able to entertain the kids on a rainy Saturday afternoon?

In today’s post we present some simple recipes to prepare with your children, so you can have a good time with the kids at home, cooking delicious recipes.

Cheese and Ham Puff Pastry

A quick and easy recipe that kids will love!

Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet puff pastry dough fresh or frozen
  • Cooked and sliced ham
  • Soft cheese
  • 1 egg to paint

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Roll out the pastry and using a cookie cutter, cut two small sheets of puff pastry, an equal sized slice of ham and an equal sized slice of cheese.
Then, make a “sandwich” with everything inside the pastry and close the edges of the pastry with a fork, like a pasty.
Glaze the pastry with a beaten egg and put it in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden.

Cake Pops

Cake pops (with or without a stick), are ideal for picnics, parties and just as a real treat!

Ingredients: 

  • A few cupcakes or muffins
  • Cream cheese, whipped cream and cocoa cream
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla essence
  • White or dark chocolate
  • Sugar sprinkles for garnish

Method:

The base of the cake pops comprises of mixing crushed cupcakes with a cream of your choice (e.g. cream cheese, whipped or cocoa butter) with sugar and vanilla essence.

Mix and squeeze the ingredients together until a firm dough forms, allowing you to form balls. Once the balls are formed, you can put a wooden lolly-pop style stick into the ball and leave in the refrigerator while you melt the chocolate.

Once melted in a microwave or bain-marie, submerge and roll the balls around in the chocolate until covered. Then you can roll the chocolate balls around in sugar sprinkles and decorate them before putting them onto a tray and back into the fridge.

Tip: if you put the balls on the plate, with the stick sticking up, it will be easier to pick up.

Yogurt cake

Which kid does not like to get dirty with flour and put their hands in a bowl full of cake batter? The kids will feel like authentic chefs when they see the dough rise in the oven!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon and 1 natural yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 yogurt cups filled with flour
  • 2 yoghurt cups full of sugar
  • 1 yoghurt cup filled with sunflower oil
  • 1 yeast packet
  • Chocolate (optional)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Begin mixing the eggs and sugar in a bowl.
Then, add the yogurt and oil, and mix it again.
Continue mixing the mixture while gradually adding the flour and yeast.
Grease and dust a cake tin/mould (about 20cm) and pour in the mixture.

Put the cake for about 30 minutes in the oven until a toothpick can be pierced into the cake and when it is drawn out it is clean.

When the cake has cooled down, it can be covered with a chocolate coating (even pre-prepared chocolate cream/frosting or melted chocolate) by using a spoon. Do not forget to lick the spoon clean!

Why don’t you try one of these recipes? They make us hungry!

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