Wednesday, 3 April 2013
2013 EASTER HOLIDAYS FOOD FOR KIDS TO PREPARE
Hi and welcome to our Vegetarian Kitchen. The holidays are upon us and this week the recipes are for food children like to eat and which they can prepare themselves, with supervision.
Here are suggestions for pizzas, with their own toppings. Jacket potatoes and crudite (sliced vegetables to dip in houmous, or salsa type dips). Give them free rein but use fresh vegetables.
Also a recipe for cup cakes and the kids can choose their own toppings.
You can buy ready made pizza bases in most supermarkets.
The kids can assemble their own using any of the following:-
Grated Cheese,tomato puree, sliced tomatoes, sliced peppers, sweetcorn, pineapple chunks. mushrooms,jalapeno peppers, olives, vegetarian frankfurters chopped into small pieces. You could have 4 different cheeses - eg Mozzarella, Feta, Cheddar, Red Leicester. Any of these would be great or you could limit them to 3 toppings.
Prepare in the usual way - scrub and put in oven for about 1 hour.
Cut in half.
Top with grated cheese, baked beans, tinned chopped tomatoes, chilli non carne, soured cream and chives, or just plain butter.
CRUDITE (sliced raw vegetables for dips)
Sliced carrots in sticks, celery, cauliflower florets, strips of peppers, radishes.
You can buy houmus in most supermarkets.
Kids love cup cakes, and you can make them colourful. If you don't want to use food colouring a teaspoon of any red fruit juice will turn the cakes pink or a teaspoon of beetroot juice. Chocolate flavour is always popular so use cocoa.
4 oz (100g) Butter or Margarine
4 oz (100g) Sugar
4 oz (100g) Self Raising Flour
2 eggs beaten
1 tablespoon milk
NOTE To make chocolate cup cakes add 2 teaspoons cocoa to the flour. Or you could just add vanilla essence. Alternatively add, 4oz raisins or saltanas.
6oz ICING SUGAR
4 oz margarine or soft butter
Food colouring. You can add any colour to the icing mixture, red, blue, green
To make chocolate icing, melt 6 squares of chocolate in a bowl and add to icing mixture.
Preheat oven to 375F(190C) (Gas Mark 6)
Place 24 paper cases on a baking tray.
Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs.
Sieve in the flour (and cocoa powder if using). Fold in with milk.
Put in cases and bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
When cold, ice the cup cakes and allow kids to decorate with hundreds and thousands, or vermicelli, grated chocolate, or Smarties.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND ENJOY COOKING WITH THE KIDS. COOKING IS FUN!