Hello and welcome to Kids in the Kitchen for this week.
We have a very special edition this week because it’s World Book Day.
Generally on World book day the kids dress up as a character from their favourite book. Last year we had the Gruffalo’s Child and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. This year, Boo is going to be Little Red Riding Hood.
Before I get on to this weeks recipe I’d like to say thank you to those who joined up in my linky last week.
J helped his mum on Rambling Through Parenthood to make a delicious nutella layered banana cake.
What could be nicer than chocolate covered fruit? See how D and Miss T get one with the chocolate fondeu on the Beesley Buzz.
There is also lots of yummy fruit over on Mummy Zen when the little ones get to work making fruit kebabs and Mummy Zen gives a delicious Strawberry, Apple and Almond Crumble.
Who could resist Vanilla Shortbread covered in chocolate loving prepared by Potato and Baked Potato Mummy?
Apple And Blackberry Shortcake.
- 185 g unsalted butter
- 185g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 275g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Can of apple and blackberry fruit filling
We then spread the fruit filling over the first layer leaving a little gap around the edge.
Then we lightly rolled the other half of the dough and put it on top of the fruit.
Finally we brushed the top of the shortcake with a little water and sprinkled on some sugar before putting into the oven gas mark 4/ 180C for 35 minutes.
Welcome back to Kids in the Kitchen, my weekly linky where you can come and tell everyone what you have been cooking with your kids. My aim is to teach my children all about cooking, I want them to enjoy it and learn at the same time as filling their hungry tums.
This week we have been making bread rolls, and just to make them a little more exciting we did them to look like hedghogs. I’ll tell you more in a minute, first up I’d like to thank those that joined in last week.
We had The Brick Castle showing us how to make Rocky Road using vegetarian marshmallows.
Next up is In the Playroom with their Shepherd’s Pie Boats, what a great idea.
Also last week, The Beesley Buzz showed us how to make butter at home. (would be perfect for my home made bread)
Finally, we had North East Family Fun with their home made pizzas.
Please come and join in this week, I’ll give you a mention next week if you do. The rules are simple, get the kids in the kitchen then write a post and link it up. Or you could even link up an old post, I don’t mind. We all have something to share.
I love making my own bread, there is something really satisfying about kneeding the dough, and the smell of bread baking is wonderful.
However, up until now I haven’t got the kids involved in bread making. I’m glad I did, they really enjoyed it, and they really enjoyed the end results too.
500 grams strong bread flour
50 grams of unsalted butter
1 7gram packet of fast action yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar
320 ml warm water
measure the flour and the butter and rub them together.
add the yeast, salt and sugar
make a well in the middle and add the water slowly while mixing
tip the dough out on to the work surface an kneed for 10 mins
put dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a tea cloth
leave in a warm room for around 2 hours, when it will have doubled in size
split the dough into small balls
shape into hedghogs and use a pair of scissors to cut the spikes.
use raisins for the hedgehogs noses
leave hedgehogs on a lightly oiled baking tray for 1/2 hour
cook on gas mark 7 or 200C for 25 mins
bread should be golden in colour and sound hollow when tapped on the base.
|lots of hands rubbing in the butter|
|Here we go, here we go, here we go
kneeding dough, kneeding dough, kneeding dough
|waiting for the dough to rise|
|ready for the oven|
|the finished hedgehogs|
Now it’s your turn. Join my linky and show everyone what your kids have been cooking this week.
In our house baking is something we do together.
|The Littlies helping me bake up some treats|
We love the Baking Mad website it’s full of wonderful recipes and so easy to use.
As it’s nearly Halloween I’ve been looking at some spooky things to bake and Baking Mad has plenty to chose from.
What about this delicious looking Spider Web Cake, this is definitely on my to bake list:
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It’s really easy to make and who can resist all that yummy chocolate?
Or if cakes are not your thing, how about these Halloween cookies? I know my littlies are going to enjoy having a go at these:
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If you don’t have the right cookie cutters then BakingMad.com has some tips on how to make your own templates instead.
There are lots of cupcakes to choose from but my favourites have to be these pumpkin cupcakes, and guess what? They actually contain pumpkin!
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I decided to start off by baking a Devil’s Food Cake. It was easy to make and very delicious. I’d never made the meringue frosting before and was happy to find it was easy. This is my effort with a link to the recipe.
|My version of Devil’s Food Cake|
I’ve written this post because I love baking and I love BakingMad.com who were kind enough to send me goodies to use in my baking.
All thoughts an opinions are my own, the littlies belong to me and so does the Devil’s Food Cake I made (it’s mine, all mine!)