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Cook with the Kids this SummerSchool’s out for the Summer and with the Summer holidays well underway, it can be hard to come up with an itinerary of activities that is sure to keep the little ones out of mischief. Here at Tower HQ, we’re big advocates of getting the kids involved in cooking and with that (and the drizzly British weather!) in mind, we’ve put together a few easy to make recipes that are sure to keep the kids occupied.
Rainbow BiscuitsWhat could possibly be a more attractive proposition to children than deliciously sweet biscuits, sticking icing and the ultimate – rainbow coloured sprinkles! These can be whipped up in less than an hour and are the perfect way to let the kids flex their creative muscles! Total time: 45 mins Total Cost: £2.36p Contains Nuts? No Suitable for Vegetarians? Yes Makes: 22
- 50g golden caster sugar
- x2 egg yolks
- 50g icing sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 orange, juice and zest
- 140g icing sugar, sifted
- Heat your oven to 200 degrees and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Beat together the butter and sugar until you have a light, fluffy consistency. You can do this manually or make it a little easier with the Tower 300W Stainless Steel Hand Mixer.
- Mix in the flour in two batches and add the orange zest, combining until the mixture forms a dough.
- Form the dough into 22 equally sized balls (around the size of a walnut) and place onto the prepared baking tray.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- While the biscuits cool, mix the icing sugar with the orange juice, until the consistency is thick but pourable. Add the sprinkles to a bowl.
- Dip each biscuit into the icing and then immediately into the sprinkles and place back on the wire rack to set.
- 100g crispy rice cereal
- 100g milk chocolate
- 1 packet of popping candy
- Add 12 paper cupcake cases to a muffin tin like the Tower Granitex 12 Cup Muffin Tin.
- Break up the chocolate and add to a microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir, then return to the microwave, cooking in short 15-20 second bursts until the chocolate has completely melted and is smooth.
- Add the cereal into the bowl with the chocolate and carefully stir until fully coated. Add in the popping candy and stir to combine.
- Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and place the tray into the fridge to set.
Easy Cheesy PizzaTasty, quick and perfect when the kids have got friends round, these Easy Cheesy Pizzas are the perfect way to get the kids involved with making dinner! Total time: 20 mins Total Cost: £3.40 Contains Nuts? No Suitable for Vegetarians? No Makes: 4
- 4 pre-made pizza bases
- Grated cheddar
- Tomato puree
- 3 slices of ham
- 1 red pepper
- 2 mushrooms
- Pineapple chunks
- 1 small tin of sweetcorn
- Preheat your oven to 120 degrees.
- Using the Tower Health All in One Mandoline Slicer (this is a job for the adults!) slice up your pepper and your mushrooms.
- Squeeze some tomato puree onto the pizza bases, top with a sprinkling of cheese.
- Arrange the various toppings into bowls and let the kids design their own!
- Bake for around 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the bases are golden brown.
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