What’s cooking? Or better said, Who’s cooking? Cooking and baking with kids is always a success formula to keep children busy during a rainy day.
Some recipes, easy and fun to make with your children.
Cooking and baking with kids
Handy Cupcakes Cubes
Lovely eatable cupcake holders! Just bake them in ice cubes! The 5-year-old boy was too small for the table 😉 But he was quite handy filling the ice cubes!
Any cookie recipe will do, always a success with kids! And we decorated the jar 🙂
When you make a present from the Apple Rose Cookies, you can make a folder with the children and add the recipe too. (Click on the picture below and save)
Recipe Apple Roses
Set the Table
To cover the table neatly you need napkins
Here you see a few examples for folding napkins
Decent Chefs Clothing
When you are going to cook or bake, you need proper clothing.
From an old sheet, we cut an apron and ironed a pattern on it, which the kids colored with fabric paint. Of course, I had to make a chef’s hat as well.
We ended up in the kitchen baking cookies for the whole family. We have wrapped the cookies in foil, labeled them with a name and finished with a ribbon.
250 g. margarine, 250 g. flour, a pinch of salt, 125 ml water, powdered sugar for on the worksheet, 60 g.sugar and teaspoon cinnamon for in between the dough roll and on top of it (see pics) cut in slices of 0,5 cm.
200 C. 15 minutes
The easiest way of cooking with children is making an oven dish.
Dinner for 4-6 people.
Add in a baking dish the next ingredients:
900 gr. Burgundian seasoned new potatoes (ready cooked to buy) 450 gr. sauerkraut, 100 gr. bacon in pieces and 12 marinated chicken wings on top.
Cover with aluminum foil and put the dish 1- 1.5 hour at 200 degrees in the oven.
Serve with dish-gravy.
The cooking guys, 3 and 4 years of age
Take a big bowl and let the kids fill it up with:
500 gr. self-raising flour,
500 gr. brown sugar,
250 gr. oatmeal
melt 400 gr. butter
and like the picture above, let them mix all of this
When it is all stick together into a big ball (to dry? add a little bit of water)
put it about 1 inch thick on the
baking sheet (15×15 inch – 40×40 cm)
and while the kids are busy making a real art craft in and outside the bowl
You can you can peel and grate
mix them with some
(optional some raisins)
let the children put the apples on the dough
sprinkle over some oatmeal at last
She is ready to bake!
For 1 hour on 175 degrees Celsius/ 347 degrees Fahrenheit
Just below the middle of the oven
I wish you all Bon Appétit in about one hour
Tip: This is also a very nice homemade gift for a man
(I, myself, have always problems to think up a present for a man)
Puff pastry and grated cheese
(most suitable is, of course, the famous Dutch cheese)
Let the kids stand-out figures put cheese on top
and they are ready to bake
Preheat the oven to 200 ° C = 400 °F
and warm puff 5 to 10 minutes.
Always a big hit!
They can make their own favorite,
lots of meat, with pineapple, paprika or onions,
Whatever they like.
I had the meat marinated in advance.
We made it on an electric plate, but a BBQ or a frying pan does the job as well.
Make the dough using Pizza- mix
Cut in advance red, green and yellow paprika, onion, pineapple, tomatoes, ham, and salami. You also can use corn, mushrooms, and olive. And of course grated cheese. Fry some meatloaf with garlic and Italian herbs, when ready, throw a pot of pasta sauce within.
Give every child +/- 150 gr. dought
and let them be creative with the food
Make pancakes from a mix, with eggs and milk.
Make vanilla custard pudding,
65 gr custard-150 gr sugar, 1 L milk
a jar of strawberry jam (heated)
a bottle of strawberry sauce
You serve it with a strawberry topping sauce.
More recipes for kids are following soon, see you later…
4 thoughts on “Cooking and baking with kids”
I do hope that’s the lovely Dutch apple cake I remember from my days in The Netherlands. How about one for delcious Dutch pancakes or Speculaas next? My favourite and all the spices make it a real sensory experience for the kids. 🙂
That’s a good Idea, pancakes and speculaas, and the kids will love it:) Thanks Loes
PANCAKE PIES?? That is the most awesome breakfast/lunch/dinner ever lol! I’m going to wrap mine in bacon and say “Forget you heart” 🙂
Hi Dave, that twist wrap I had never thought about myself, but thank you for the suggestion, greetings Loes