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Peppermint creams It's coming up for Christmas and the annual 'appropriateness of gifts' issue rears its head: whether to buy gifts for teachers and childcarers, whether to just give them a card, or get a child to make something, and if so, what? So if you have decided to plump for the "get the kids to make something" option, here's a simple recipe which is fun to make at any age and a nice sweet treat which is easy to present prettily. A two year old can make these with minimal h...
Easy Berry Ice Cream This ingenious family recipe comes from Annabel Karmel's "You Can Cook" recipe book. While we've found that quite a lot of the recipes in the book need too much adult help, this one is brilliant. I like it because you don't need an ice cream machine, you don't have to keep opening the freezer every half an hour to scratch the ice crystals out and all that. You just make some berry flavoured ice, and some whipped cream, and mix ...
Taj Triangles - Oven Baked Vegetable Samosas This family recipe test is taken from The Minichefs Cookbook by Claire McAvoy, which is a brilliant cookbook with lots of savoury recipes as well as sweet, and some great twists on everyday food. This recipe Taj Triangles is a samosa using frozen mixed veg, filo pastry and oven baking for an easy and healthy alternative to the very spicy and greasy samosas you often end up with in shops. ...
Sweet and Sour Pork This recipe is taken from Annabel Karmel's "You Can Cook" cookbook. It's fairly representative of the main course meals in the book, in so far as it includes a significant amount of difficult chopping and hot hob work which are not suitable for a lot of young children, but also is a child friendly version of a more adult classic. We have made this before in the chicken version from another of her books, and we were perplexed to find that the amount ...
Marble Cake This recipe was taken from the Dorling Kindersley's Children's Baking Book. Anna picked it because she liked the way it was swirly in the photo. And because there was some element of chocolate in there, obviously. I thought it would be fun to learn to swirl the colours together. ...