Below are some ideas for cooking sessions you could do with your child. Get messy and stuck in, take photos and remember to have FUN!
For the cake -
For the icing –
What to do for cakes:
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and fill a 12 cupcake tray with cases.
Using an electric whisk/ whisk/ spoon beat 110g softened butter and 110g golden caster sugar together until pale and fluffy then whisk in 2 large eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
Add 110g self-raising flour, whisk until just combined then spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases.
Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
What to do for icing:
Put 70g of icing sugar into a bowl, add water slowly and mix with a spoon. Keep adding water until the icing is as thick as you like it.
Chocolate Cereal Nests
You will need:
What to do:
Break the chocolate up into pieces and place it in a microwavable bowl
Place the bowl in the microwave and heat for 10 seconds at a time, stirring between each time
Once the chocolate is melted add in the cereal. Add the cereal into the bowl in small amounts, stirring it into the chocolate.
When you are happy with how much cereal has been added into the mixture and it is all mixed together, spoon it into the cake cases.
Put the cakes into the fridge to set.
100g (3.5OZ) Caster Sugar or normal sugar.
75g (2.6OZ) Dark Chocolate roughly chopped
Tools.... a wire whisk and a baking tray lined with non-stick paper ready for you to tip your completed soil on.
On you stove top in a small to medium saucepan add the caster sugar, gently pour in 2 tablespoons of cold water. We are being gentle, so we don't splash sugar crystals on the side of the pan.
Turn on your heat to high and you are going to just let it do its thing without stirring, the sugar will dissolve and bubble and boil until you see "golden brown edges".
Immediately remove saucepan from the heat and all at once whisk in the chocolate, along with any flavouring if using. Don't forget to whisk around the edges. Whisk until all the chocolate is coated, this doesn't take long ... a couple of minutes.
Add any sweets you have in your cupboards into your chocolate soil if you wish!
2 Apples (red or green)
A box or raisins
Chop up the apples (with support from adult).
Piece together your apple slices (as shown in the example picture above) to make your caterpillars body but keep two slices for later.
Add your strawberry to the front of the apple slices to make the head of the caterpillar.
From the slices you’ve kept behind, chop two very small slices for your caterpillar’s ears (like shown in the photo) and small chunks for your caterpillar’s eyes.
Lastly, stick your caterpillars nose on by adding a raisin (like shown in the photo) and you’ve done it!
Fruity Yoghurt Baked Oats
2 large eggs
2 small yoghurts
75g fresh blueberries or any fruit you have in the house (raisins work well if you have any)
Preheat the oven to 200°C (Gas mark 4/400°F).
Measure the oats into a mixing bowl then crack in the eggs and add the yogurts. Stir well until it’s completely mixed together.
Stir in the blueberries (or other fruit that you are using) so that they are evenly distributed through the mixture.
Divide the mixture between 3 oven proof ramekins, making sure that there is room for the mixture to rise in each one.
Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and cooked through.
Leave to cool a little before serving. You can eat them just as they are, drizzle over some honey or maple syrup for a little extra sweetness or serve with a dollop of extra yogurt and some fresh fruit on top.
Bread or wraps
Any meats or veg that you wish to add
Pre heat the oven at 200 degrees
Get the bread or wrap and squeeze some tomato puree on and spread it.
Add any of the meat or veg onto the bread.
Add the grated cheese onto the bread
Put it into the pre heated oven for 12-15 mins and serve.