I have been really going through a cooking phase at the moment, especially on the weekends. Today was no different so my eldest daughter and I decided to rock it old style and make kiss biscuits, just like my Nan used to make. So if your in the mood for something sweet and want a recipe the kids can help with, why not give these a try.
1 cup castor sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
1/2 cup raspberry jam
2 cups icing suger
1-2 tablespoons water
Colouring or flavouring if you like (not required)
- Set oven at 180″C
- Line baking trays with baking paper
- Mix the sugar and butter with an electric better until well combined
- Add flour, bicarb soda, vanilla and eggs
- Mix, then knead until it forms a dough
- To make the dough easier to work with you can wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes
- Flour your surface and roll out dough to around 5mm thick
- Cut out with biscuit cutter and place about 2 cm apart on the tray
- Bake for about 10 minutes or until the biscuits slightly colour
- Cool biscuits completely
- Once cooled match the biscuits into evenly sized pairs. Then spread one biscuit with jam, sandwich together and then spread the top with the icing and decorate with sprinkles
This recipe is so delicious, and so quick and easy even the kids can make it!
1x400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
60ml lemon juice
2 tbs of water
2 tbs of tahini
1 tsp of ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon of ground corriander
1 small crushed garlic clove
Salt & pepper to taste
2 tbs olive oil (optional)
Place all ingredients, except salt and pepper, into a food process and process until smooth. If needed added a little extra lemon juice or water if your hummus is too thick. Season with salt and pepper. Then transfer to a serving dish or storage container.
You can serve this immediately however I think it tastes better if it has been chilled for a little while first.
Here’s a recipe that’s not only delicious, but is great for kids to make. If you cannot have peanut butter either omit it or substitute with Nutella or another nut butter.
100g packet of plain fried noodles
2 Tablespoons of peanut butter
200g milk cooking chocolate
Melt chocolate and peanut butter, stirring until you have a smooth consistency
Add in the noodles, then mix, making sure the noodles are well coated
Spoon the mixture onto a tray lined with baking paper and refrigerate until set
Here’s the chocolate spiders my 8 year old made and they were delicious!
New years Eve 2009 we spent in Perth with our dear friends Holly and Andy who are both amazing cooks and hosts. Andy made a frozen Chocolate mousse ice cream that was simply amazing. I did regret my large portion a few months later when I asked for the recipe and saw exactly why it tasted so good! I have been making it for dinner parties ever since.
Very simple to make and a great crowd pleaser. Perfect for dinner parties because you can make a few days ahead of time.
- 6 egg yolks
- 125g Caster sugar
- 900 ml Thick Cream
- 150 Dark Chocolate
- 100 g Milk chocolate (andy’s recipe didn’t actually have milk chocolate but I added it along the way)
- 40g cocoa powder
- 250 g nutella
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (original recipe calls for hazelnut syrup but as I never have hazelnut syrup and always have maple syrup, maple syrup it is for me)
- Berries to decorate
- Melt Chocolate in glass bowl over boiling water
- Heat 600g of the cream over medium heat to scalding
- Wisk egg yolks and sugar
- Add cream and beat well
- Add cream mixture to chocolate and beat well
- add cocoa and beat
- Put mixture in saucepan and heat about 10 minutes until mixture thickens
- Return to mixer and beat intermittently as the mixture cools
- when mixture cooler mix in nutella and syrup
- when cool mix in remaining cream
- transfer to cling film lined loaf pan and freeze over night.
You really can not go wrong with this recipe, I made this the other day and my mixer is broken so i used only a hand wisk and still turned out lovely and smooth. To serve turn frozen mousse out of loaf pan and slice. decorate with berries.