Table of Contents

 

 

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

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Chocolate
& hazelnut thumbprint cookies…………………………………………………………….. 4

Hedgehog
rolls………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6

Peach
melba pop pies…………………………………………………………………………………………… 8

Cookie
dough pizza…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10

Mixed
fruit tart………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12

Sticky
upside-down banana cake……………………………………………………………………….. 14

Moon
cycle cupcakes………………………………………………………………………………………….. 16

Planet
cookies……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 18

Carrot
cake cookies……………………………………………………………………………………………… 20

Black
Forest brownies…………………………………………………………………………………………. 22

Lemon
curd & blueberry loaf cake……………………………………………………………………….. 24

Chocolate
chip hot cross buns……………………………………………………………………………. 26

Flowerpot
bread…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 28

Chocolate
fudge cupcakes………………………………………………………………………………….. 30

Sugar-free
banana cake……………………………………………………………………………………… 32

Chocolate
jungle jam jar………………………………………………………………………………………. 34

Little
jam tarts……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 36

Chocolate-chip
cookie ice-cream sandwiches…………………………………………………….. 38

Chocolate
cornflake cakes………………………………………………………………………………….. 40

Easy
treacle sponge…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 42

Edible
name place biscuits………………………………………………………………………………….. 44

Gingerbread
men…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 46

Hot
cross cookies…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 48

Peppermint
candy biscuits…………………………………………………………………………………… 50

Luscious
lemon pudding with summer berries……………………………………………………. 52

Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 54

 

Introduction

 

When
you tell other people that you can teach your younger kids how to cook, they
might look awkward at you. Involving your kids in the process of home-cooking
can be overwhelming and fun. The time that you spend with your kid when cooking
can be precious, because you will know better your kid and you can test his
ability and skills. Learning to cook it’s an important skill that needs to be
learned during the young ages.

Here
are a few tips that you can follow when cooking with your kids:

1.
Create a small cooking place for your kids, and seat them at the table away
from the heat so you can easily whip the table with minimal interference.

2.
Start giving your children easy tasks that won’t slow down your cooking
process, such as rinsing or stirring the veggies. You can increase the number
of tasks and the responsibilities as they grow up.

3.
Give yourself more time and multitasking, and take advantage of the long days
when your kid is off from school, and always find new recipes to cook with them
that result in a nice family dinner.

4.
Create the menu together with your kids, and encourage them to explore the
cookbooks and internet for learning new recipes. More time they’ll invest in
preparing the meal, the less they’ll whine about it.

5.
Keep the cleaning equipment closer, and enlist your kids in cleaning the
workspace, because this will be more pleasant for everyone and will be another
essential life skill.

6.
Invite a confident cook to help. If you’re new into the kitchen, this is ideal
to learn alongside with your little children. If you’re a confident during the
cooking process, you’ll have some extra help from your little chefs.

7.
And not the last, accept that not all kids love to cook. Your non-cooking kids
can contribute by washing the dirty recipes, cleaning off the cans or even
setting the table.

The
essential thing when cooking with your little kids is that you will have to
interact with them almost all the time, and explain him the safety process
while cooking and other important techniques that need to be followed up. Don’t
forget to practice different recipes with your young ones, so they will learn
how to cook in diversity.

 

 

 

 

Chocolate & hazelnut thumbprint cookies

While
preparing this recipe you need to know that the food processor will do most of
your work. Your kids will love rolling the dough into balls, or simply in their
own shape.

 

Preparation

20 min

Cooking
time

20 min

 

 

Portions

25 pieces

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

180g hazelnuts, toasted

100g plain flour

90g buckwheat flour

60g golden caster sugar

180g unsalted butter

100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

1 tsp coconut oil (or use any
flavourless oil)

 

Instructions

Take out your baking tray and
lay down a baking parchment on it. Tip the hazelnuts inside a food
processor bowl and press them until they’re finely chopped. Add the butter,
sugar, chocolate, flour and a pinch of salt, and process the ingredients
for 1 minute until they get combined. Place the dough onto a surface and
knead it with your hand until it gets smooth.
Now it’s time to get your kid
involved in rolling the dough into small balls. After that, place the
dough balls into the baking tray. Using your hands, make a small indent in
the center of each ball.
While the oven heats to 180
degrees Celsius, place the tray inside the fridge. Make sure not to let
your kids near the oven during this process. The old children can use it
with your supervision.
Bake the dough for about 15-20
minutes, until they get golden-brown. After that, heat up the previous
mixture for 5 minutes, until it gets consistent. Place the chocolate crème
over each cookie, and serve the cookies after it sets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hedgehog rolls

Introducing
the kids into the art of breadmaking will be fun and enjoyable. This easy
starter recipe, the mini hedgehog rolls, are the cutest and simplest bake that
you will ever make with your kids.

 

Preparation

20 min

Cooking
time

15 min

 

Portions

6 pieces

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

500g pack brown bread mix

25g butter

plain flour, for dusting

12 raisins

6 flaked almonds

 

Instructions

Start
preparing the mixture for bread, following the pack instructions and
adding the butter. Using your hands or the mixer, combine the mixture and
leave it rest for five minutes, before kneading it.
Together
with your kid, cut the dough into six equal pieces. Make sure to supervise
your kid during this process, and don’t let him use a sharp knife. Dust
the table surface with some flour, and roll with your kids each dough into
small balls. Try to make a hedgehog-shaped, by pulling each side for a
little, then squeezing it gently.
Place
the hedgehogs on a baking sheet, then in the baking tray and cover it with
a towel. Leave the hedgehogs to rinse for about 1 hour.
Now,
heat up the oven to 180-200 degrees Celsius. Take the hedgehogs and using
a scissor, carefully cut the dough to make the spikes from the back of the
hedgehogs.
Bake
the hedgehogs for about 15 minutes until they get goldish and well risen,
then you can serve them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peach melba pop pies

These
simple peach pies are infused with a great flavor and are fun for kids little
fingers to be made.

 

Preparation

30 min

Cooking
time

20 min

 

Portions

12 pieces

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

200g raspberries

410g can peach slices in fruit
juice, drained and chopped

1 tbsp. cornflour

1 tbsp. honey

2 x 320g shortcrust pastry sheet

1 egg, beaten

150g icing sugar

freeze-dried raspberries or
sprinkles, optional

 

Instructions

Take
6 plump of raspberries into a bowl, and leave them aside. Move the peaches
near the raspberries and toss them together. Take a smaller bowl, in which
you will have to mix the corn-flour and honey, until you get a paste. Pour
the fruits into that paste and combine.
Now,
take out the pastry sheets and together with your little chef cut it with
a pizza wheel. Cut 12 pieces, then fold each of them in half like a book,
adding the fruit paste inside. Brush the doughs with beaten egg around the
edges, and poke a few air holes in every dough. Place the doughs onto a
baking tray and leave them in fridge for about 30 minutes.
Heat
up the oven to 180-200 degrees Celsius, and make sure not to let your kid
closer to it at this process. Bake the pies for about 20 minutes, until
the filling starts to get out from the holes and the dough gets golden-brown.
Place some more fruit paste over the top of each pie if needed, and serve
them warm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cookie dough pizza

You’ve
seen a lot of pizza recipes, but this one will be your favorite. You can top
the pizza together with your kids with different varieties of toppings.

 

Preparation

15 min

Cooking
time

25 min

 

Portions

15 serves

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

185g butter

softened

185g golden caster sugar

150g soft light brown sugar

2 medium eggs, beaten

2 tsp vanilla extract

335g self-rising flour

1 tsp salt

200g chocolate chips

200g dark chocolate, melted

25g giant white chocolate buttons

25g mini marshmallows

25g strawberries, hulled and sliced

 

Instructions

Heat
up the over to 160-180 degrees Celsius, and be careful not to involve so
much your kids in this risky process.
Take
out a large bowl and beat the sugar and butter together, using a top
mixer. Add the eggs, flour, salt, vanilla and continue to mix until the
paste gets smooth. Sprinkle the chocolate chips inside, and stir well the
mixture.
Roll
up the dough in a round cookie shape, placing it onto a large baking
sheet. Cover it with a towel and place it in the fridge for about 30
minutes.
Bake
the dough for 25 minutes, until it gets golden-brown and crispy at the
edges. Take it out onto a plate and with your kids spread the melted
chocolate over the cookie. Sprinkle marshmallows, chocolate buttons and
the strawberries over the cookie, so as it will look exactly like a pizza.
You kids will love this sweet chocolate pizza!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed fruit tart

This
amazing tart will be a great introduction for your kid to pastry, and will give
little chefs an opportunity to release their creativity while decorating it
with mascarpone and different types of berries.

 

Preparation

25 min

Cooking
time

35 min

 

Portions

8 serves

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

220g plain flour, plus extra for
dusting

1 tbsp. golden caster sugar

110g unsalted butter, chilled and
diced

1 large egg yolk

120g mascarpone

250ml double cream

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

1 tbsp. icing sugar

300g fruit (we used cherries,
redcurrants and various berries), chopped if necessary

 

Instructions

Start heating the oven at
160-180 degrees Celsius, before preparing the rest of the dish. For making
the pastry you will need to combine the butter, sugar, flour, egg yolk, 3
tbsp. of cold water and a pinch of salt using a food processor. When the
mixture starts to come together place it on a flat surface and bring it to
a uniform dough. Wrap it with a towel and leave it rinse for about 1 hour.
Now, it’s time to involve your
kids too in the cooking process. On a floured surface roll the dough and
try to make with your kid an approximate 23 cm tart tin. Place the thin
pastry into a special tart shaper and bake it for about 20 minutes in
oven.
After the tart gets crispy and
goldish take it out, and with your kid, add the mascarpone, icing sugar,
cream and vanilla into a bowl. Mix the cream well until it gets smooth,
then carefully place it inside the tart. Another fun and interesting part
for your little kid will be the decoration of the tart with different kind
of fruits (berries).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sticky upside-down
banana cake

This
upside-down banana cake gives anyone who tastes it an irresistible feeling. It
will be a great challenge project for the teens while cooking it.

 

Preparation

15 min

Cooking
time

1 hour

 

Portions

12 serves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

80g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing

150g light muscovado sugar

½ tsp vanilla bean paste

4 large bananas

For the cake batter

240g plain flour

2 ½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ground ginger

300g golden caster sugar

120g unsalted butter, very soft

3 large eggs

150ml soured cream

 

Instructions

Firstly,
start heating the oven to 160-180 degrees Celsius, and be careful not to
let your kids closer to the hot oven. Take the butter, sugar and cook them
in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the vanilla and mix all the
ingredients together. Take a 23cm round cake tin and place the caramel
mixture in ever layers, and adding the bananas over each caramel layer.
With
your little chefs’ help start making the batter, into a large bowl. Using
the mixer, beat together the batter and ¼ tbsp. of salt, until it gets
smooth. Place the creamy batter over the top of the bananas and carefully
lever it using a spatula.
Bake
the cake for about 1 hour, until the skewer inserted in the cake comes out
clean, and if it starts to look dark cover it with a foil. When done,
place it onto a plate and leave it to cool for about 15 minutes, then
serve it!