Children often like to join in with Valentine's Day fun, making cards and buying treats. But a lot of recipes for Valentine's Day involve hot ingredients and adult supervision, which makes it hard for them to make a special treat for a family member. This simple Valentine's Day Love Toast can be done by a child by themselves and they can give it to someone they love!
Heart shaped cookie cutter
Instructions for children
Put the bread in the toaster and wait until it pops up.
Don't touch the toast when it first pops up. It will be too hot. Count to 20 and then see if you can pick it up. Ask an adult if you need help to get the toast our of the toaster.
Put it on the plate or a bread board.
Butter your bread, using your butter knife. Try to get butter all over the bread. this might take a bit of practice
Place your heart shaped cutter carefully in the middle of your toast. Press down hard until you can feel that the cutter is touching the plate or board. Wiggle it about a bit, be gentle, don't tear the toast. If you make a mistake, don't worry too much, just make some more toast and try again.
Take the cutter off the toast and pull the toast heart out really gently. If it is a little bit stuck in places, use your finger and thumb to tug it loose. Take the heart out of the toast.
Spread some of your jam onto the little heart you removed.
Put the rest of the toast onto a plate, placing it nicely in the middle.
With a teaspoon, dollop some jam into the hole in the middle.
Use the back of your spoon to slowly and carefully spread the jam around inside the heart shape. Use your other hand to keep the toast still so it doesn't slide about. You will probably need two spoonfuls, so spread some around, then add another spoon and spread that around, until you can't see the plate through the jam anymore. You should be swirling it gently, you won't need to press down.
Put the little heart neatly on the side of the plate so it looks pretty.
Give this Valentine's Day Love Heart Toast to someone you really love for Valentine's breakfast.
And maybe that person is YOU!!