Category: Cooking with Kids

Avocado Dip

Avocado Dip Utensils: knife chopping board spoon fork bowl Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 4 teaspoons taco sauce Method: 1. Cut the avocados in half. Throw away the seeds. 2. Use the spoon to scoop the avocados’ flesh into the bowl. Mash with a fork until smooth....

Baked Sausages

Baked Sausages Serves 4 500 grams sausages 1 teaspoon mustard 2 teaspoon vinegar 2 bacon rashers 2 teaspoon tomato sauce strips of cheese Split each sausage length wise. Mix mustard, vinegar, salt and tomato sauce and spread on split sausages. Place cheese and bacon strips on each sausage. Place...

Banana Splits

Banana Splits Utensils: dessert dish knife spoon measuring spoons chopping board Ingredients: 1 banana chocolate ice-cream vanilla ice-cream strawberry ice-cream crushed nuts whipped cream hundreds and thousands 3 cherries flavoured topping syrups such as: pineapple caramel strawberry chocolate Method: 1. Peel the banana, cut in half lengthwise and place...

Cheese and Pineapple Spike

Cheese and Pineapple Spike Tin pineapple slices or chunks A piece of cheese Cherries (glace, tinned or fresh) 1 large potato Tin foil, cocktail sticks (skewers), knife, sieve, 2 plates 1. Wrap the potato in foil. 2. Carefully open the tin of pineapple. Using the sieve, pour off the...

Chicken Balls With Chilli Dipping Sauce

Chicken Balls With Chilli Dipping Sauce 600g minced chicken 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame seeds 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander 1 cup (70g) stale breadcrumbs 1 egg white, beaten lightly vegetable oil, for deep-frying Chilli Dipping Sauce: 1 tablespoon...

Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets 1 slice bread 150g (approx) chicken breast fillet, chopped 1 egg yolk 1 small potato, grated 1 small zucchini, grated 1/4 cup finely grated cheese sprinkle of seasoning to taste breadcrumbs for coating a little olive oil Blend or process bread, chicken and cheese until combined. Add...

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake Utensils: wooden spoon 2 mixing bowls measuring cups and spoons knife 20 cm x 20 cm cake pan cooling rack piece of paper the size of your hand cake plate Ingredients: 120 ml oil 225 ml milk 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups flour 1...

Chocolate Easter Crackles

Chocolate Easter Crackles 200g Mars bars, chopped 2 Tbsp thin cream 2 tsp cocoa powder, sifted 3 cups Rice Bubbles 20 small Easter eggs, to decorate Place the Mars bars, thin cream and cocoa in a heatproof bowl over simmering water (get an adult to help), making sure bowl...

Chocolate Spiders

Chocolate Spiders 1 pkt Chang’s Original Fried Noodles (100g) 2 Tbsp Crunchy Peanut Butter 200g Cooking Chocolate Microwave chocolate and peanut butter in a microwave safe mixing bowl for about 30 seconds on high. If not melted, then microwave again in 5 second intervals. Mix well until it is...

Coconut Ice Shapes

Coconut Ice Shapes 1 small can of condensed milk 250g icing sugar 175g desiccated coconut 2 food colourings Baking tray or plate, 2 bowls, sieve, wooden spoon, blunt knife. 1. Open the tin of milk and pour it into a bowl; sieve in the icing sugar. 2. Mix the...

Damper

Damper Utensils: fork mixing bowl spoon measuring cups and spoons baking sheet piece of paper the size of your hand Ingredients: 3 cups self-raising flour* 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 250 ml milk butter * Equal amounts of wholemeal self-raising flour and plain self-raising flour can be used...

Fairy Cakes

Fairy Cakes 125g fresh fruit, such as strawberries, peaches, apples, pears or bananas 125g soft margarine 125g caster sugar 125g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 large eggs 1 tsp natural vanilla extract or cinnamon or ground mixed spice Icing: 250g icing sugar 3 tbsp fruit juice or...

French Toast

French Toast 1 egg pinch salt 2 tablespoons cold milk 2 slices of white bread A little butter 1. Break the egg into the bowl and whisk with the fork. 2. Add the milk and salt. 3. Dip each piece of bread thoroughly into the egg mixture. 4. Put...

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad Utensils: large bowl chopping board knife vegetable peeler wooden spoon Ingredients: 2 oranges your favourite fresh fruits such as: grapes banana peach pear apple melon kiwi fruit berries pawpaw pineapple Method: 1. Wash the fruit under the tap. Ask an adult to peel the pineapple and slice...

Ginger Biscuits

Ginger Biscuits Utensils: measuring cups and spoons 2 mixing bowls 2 wooden spoons baking sheet eggslice cooling rack plastic wrap small bowl piece of paper the size of your hand Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups plain flour 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1...

Kids’ Chicken Skewers

Kids’ Chicken Skewers 2 skinless chicken breast fillets, cubed 1/2 small red capsicum (bell pepper), cubed 2 small zucchini (courgette), thickly sliced 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons honey 2 tablespoons reduced-salt soy sauce 1 tablespoon tomato sauce 1. Soak 8 clean ice-cream sticks in cold water for 10...

Krispie Kritters

Krispie Kritters 1 cup white sugar 1 cup white corn syrup (Karo Syrup) 1 cup creamy peanut butter 6 cups *Kellogs Rice Krispies* cereal “optional”- can of pre-packaged chocolate frosting Place the 6 cups of Rice Krispies in the large mixing bowl and set aside. In a 2 qt...

LCM’s

Photo by barbieclone LCM’s 2 1/2 cups of Rice Bubbles 1/2 cup of 100’s and 1000’s 1 pkt of Marshmallows 60g of Butter Mix Rice Bubbles and 100’s and 1000’s in a medium bowl. Melt butter and Marshmallows. Mix together. Pour in deep tray and pat down. Place in...

Lemon Fizz

Lemon Fizz Utensils: lemon squeezer Tablespoon chopping board knife 2 straws tall glasses Ingredients: 2 lemons soda water 2 Tablespoons icing sugar ice cubes Method: 1. Ask an adult to cut the lemons in half. 2. Squeeze the juice from 2 lemon halves into each glass. 3. Add 1...

Marshmallow Cones

Marshmallow Cones 2 tablespoons gelatine 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup raspberry cordial extra 1/2 cup water 2 cups caster sugar 2 teaspoons lemon juice red food colouring 18 multi-coloured ice-cream cups assorted mixed lollies 1/2 cup hundreds and thousands 1. Sprinkle gelatine over water in a bowl; stand for...

Mini Ham and Egg Pies

Mini Ham and Egg Pies 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed 2 slices ham, finely chopped 1/2 cup grated cheese 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1. Pre heat oven to hot 200°C. Using a scone cutter, cut 24 rounds of pastry to fit dome shaped pastry...

Nachos

Nachos Utensils: can-opener knife fork cutting board bowl measuring spoon baking sheets eggslice colander serving plate oven mitt Ingredients: 200 g bag of corn chips 200 g cheddar cheese 440 g can baked beans 300 g carton sour cream Method: 1. Ask an adult to preheat the oven to...

Pancakes

Pancakes Utensils: 2 mixing bowls measuring cups and spoons wooden spoon eggslice electric frypan egg-beater knife plate piece of paper the size of your hand Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 2 tablespoons...

Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls Utensils: wooden spoon 2 mixing bowls tray Ingredients: 1 cup sesame seeds 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup instant milk powder Method: 1. Measure the sesame seeds, coconut and powdered milk into a mixing bowl. Stir together with a...

Peppermint Creams

Peppermint Creams 400g icing sugar 1 egg white 1/2 lemon Peppermint essence Blunt knife, 2 bowls, cup and saucer, sieve, wooden spoon, rolling pin (or clean empty milk bottle), 1 teaspoon. 1. Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl. 2. Divide the egg into white and yolk using a...

Peppy Pizzas

Peppy Pizzas Utensils: measuring spoons mixing bowl chopping board knife baking sheet wooden spoon can-opener plates eggslice Ingredients: 1 packet pita bread Sauce: 1 x 250 g can tomato paste 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon onion flakes 1 teaspoon basil Toppings: slices of capsicum, pepperoni,...

Potato and Sausage Hotpot

Potato and Sausage Hotpot Serves: 4 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced 1 leek, sliced 2 Tbsp oil 500g chipolata sausages 2 Tbsp tomato paste 1 Tbsp chopped fresh sage 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil 400g chopped tomatoes 500ml chicken stock or water Salt and pepper 1. Fry leek...

Potato Dumpling Soup

Potato Dumpling Soup 1/4 cup butter, margarine, or olive oil 2 large onions 3 stalks of celery 3 cloves garlic 4 cup gluten-free chicken broth (available at most health food stores) 2 cup water 6 large potatoes, cut in 1/2 inch cubes 3 eggs 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp...

Punch

Punch Utensils: chopping board knife large jug tall drinking glasses can-opener long-handled spoon Ingredients: 1 litre pineapple juice 1 x 425 ml can apricot nectar 1 litre lemonade 1 litre ginger ale 3 oranges 1 apple mint sprigs Method: 1. Chill the pineapple juice, apricot nectar, lemonade and ginger...

Quick Quiche

Quick Quiche Utensils: measuring jug, cups and spoons large mixing bowl paper towel grater knife wooden spoon pie or flan dish chopping board egg-beater fork Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 teaspoon oil 1 tomato 4 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 small onion 3 rashers bacon 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon parsley...

Scones

Scones Utensils: measuring cups and spoons mixing bowl scone cutter chopping board rolling pin 2 saucers pastry brush fork spoon baking tray piece of paper the size of your hand plate Ingredients: 2 cups self-raising flour 1 tablespoon butter 170 ml (3/4 cup) milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons...

Soy and Sesame Chicken Drumsticks

Soy and Sesame Chicken Drumsticks Utensils: oblong baking dish small bowl fork aluminium foil measuring spoons spoon plate piece of paper the size of your hand Ingredients: 10 chicken drumsticks 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon salad oil 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 3...

Triple Choc Chip Cookies

Triple Choc Chip Cookies 1/2 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 175g butter or margarine 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 Egg 3/4 cup plain flour 1 cup self raising flour 1/2 cup each dark choc bits, milk choc bits, white choc bits 1. Preheat oven to moderate 180°C....

Vanilla Milkshake

Vanilla Milkshake Utensils: large screw-top jar with lid large spoon measuring cups and spoons 2 glasses Ingredients: 2 scoops vanilla ice-cream 500 ml milk 1 Tablespoon icing sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Method: 1. Measure milk, sugar, vanilla and ice-cream into the jar. Screw the lid on tightly. 2. Hold...

Vegetable pasties

Vegetable pasties This recipe’s suitable for babies aged 6-12 months and toddlers. The pasties make ideal party food and can be frozen. Pastry: 200 g butter 400 g plain flour pinch baking powder 1 egg 1 tablespoon cold water Filling: 1 large potato 1/2 small onion 1/2 carrot 1/2...

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad Utensils: salad plate cutting board knife spoon tea-towel Ingredients: lettuce leaves 1 slice of watermelon 3 cm thick 1 cup cottage cheese strawberries Method: 1. Wash the lettuce leaves under cold tap water, then pat them dry with the tea-towel. Arrange the lettuce on a salad plate....