Garlic Bread

Ages: 10+
What You’ll Need:

  • Butter
  • Garlic salt
  • Half a french bread stick

Method:

Turn the oven on to 150°c or 300°f.

Cut french bread into 3 serving sizes. Split each piece into 2 by slicing through the middle. Butter the bread, and then lightly sprinkle with garlic salt. Place in oven until golden brown.

Saucey Cheesy Toasties

Ages: 10+

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of grated cheese
  • 1/4 cup of chutney
  • 1 tablespoon of grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 6 thick slices of bread

Method:
Turn the grill on high. Melt butter in a small pan, stir in cheese and chutney. Add onion, tomato & worchestershire sauce. Stir mixture.

Place bread under the grill and lightly toast one side. Spread the cheese mixture on the untoasted side. Place the toast with cheesy spread under the grill until it is bubbled and golden. Serve immediately

Hot Chocolate

Ages:10+

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 white marshmallows
  • 4 pink marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • a dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup of hot water
  • 2 1/2 cups of milk

Method:

Place cocoa, sugar and salt in a saucepan, add hot water and stir well. Heat on stove until boiling, stir constantly. Turn heat down, and add milk. Keep stirring while heating the milk – but don’t boil the milk. Once heated pour mixture into 4 mugs. Place one pink and one white marshmallow on top.

Coconut Ice

Age: 8+

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 tablesppons cream cheese
  • 3 cups of icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup of coconut
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 drops of vanilla essense
  • 2 drops of red food coloring

Method: Grease a square tin. Beat cream cheese until smooth, add icing sugar and milk continuing to beat slowly. Beat in the vanilla and coconut – the mixture will become very stiff. Place half the mixture in the greased tin, mix the red food coloring in with the remaining mixture. Spread the pink half of the mixture over the top of the white half.

Chill the coconut ice in the fridge until firm and then cut into small squares.

Rainbow Cake

Age: 2+

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 packet vanilla cake mix
  • Food colouring (3 colours)

Method:

This is a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon with your toddler. Take one packet of vanilla cake mix and prepare as per the instructions. Divide the mixture into 3 bowls. Add a few drops of different coloured food colouring to each bowl and let your toddler mix the colours in.

When your toddler has finished mixing. Let them spoon the mixture in any sequence they like into a greased cake tin. They’ll be delighted by the muddle of colours they are creating.

Bake the cake as per the packet instructions.

Lolly Cake

Ages: 5+

What You’ll Need:

  • 100g of melted butter
  • 1 packet of malt biscuits
  • 1/2 a tin of condensed milk
  • 1 pack of fruit puffs, marshmellows or eskimos – cut up into bits
  • Dried coconut

Method:

Crush biscuits very finely. Chop up the lollies. Combine with half a tin condensed milk and mix well. Roll the mixture into a log and roll it in the coconut.

Place it in the fridge and cut into slices when hard.

Oaty Nana Cookie

Age: 10 year +

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1¾ cup oats
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Method
Preheat oven to 180° C and grease a cooking tray.

Cream together the butter, sugar and egg. It will become light and fluffy. Stir in the mashed bananas and the oats. Combine the remaining dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Blend the mixture well.

Use a teaspoon and measure out the cookie dough onto the greased tray. One teaspoon makes one cookie.

Bake for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Scrambled Eggs

Ages: 10+

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt
  • a sprinkle of pepper
  • parsley

Method:

Break eggs into a saucepan and add milk, salt and pepper. Beat the egg mixture well. Place on the stove over a medium heat and stir constantly. As the mixture starts to thicken reduce the heat and keep stirring. Be careful not to over cook – it should be a little runny.

Serve with toast immediately.

Berries In Custard

Age: 8+

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 vanilla instant pudding
  • 3 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 punnet of strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Method:

Mix instant pudding, milk and vanilla in a bowl and beat for about a minute. Leave to cool in the fridge for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile wash, dry and hull the berries. Halve the strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Take the sauce out of the fridge and beat again until smooth. Divide berries into 6 glasses, spoon in sauce and serve.

Fruity Kebabs

Ages: 4+ (Some assistance required)

What You’ll Need:

  • Bamboo skewers
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of thickly sliced banana
  • A handful of grapes
  • 1 cup of cubes apple pieces

Method:

Take a 6 in. (15 cm) long skewers and thread fruit onto them.

Serve kebabs with fresh yoghurt on the side.

 

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