Have a baking/ preparing food day!
Have a fun day in the kitchen with your child as your sous-chef!
Can they help you prepare breakfast? They might be able to pour the cereal and milk or spread butter on toast with your help.
Look at some of the ideas below you could do for lunch or dinner:
- Make your own pizzas - spread some tomato puree on a ready made puff pastry base and add your own toppings.
- Make your own sandwich - spread the butter carefully and choose your topping.
- Make French toast - one recipe I found is:
Whisk 2 eggs with a little milk, cut the bread in halves and coat them in the mixture, the adult cooks it in a frying pan until it is brown on both sides.
You could also make some tasty treats such as:
- Rice Krispy cakes (melt chocolate and mix it with dry cereal)
- You could try this shortbread recipe:
- 125g/4oz butter
- 55g/2oz caster sugar (plus extra to finish)
- 180g/6oz plain flour
Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth. You might need the adult to help you with this.
Stir in the flour a little bit at a time and then put your hands in the bowl to squash it all together into a ball.
Take the ball out of the bowl and roll out gently until the paste is 1cm/½in thick. If you don't have a rolling pin you can use your hands to flatten it instead.
Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray.
Use a fork to gently make a pattern on the top.
Sprinkle with caster sugar and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes (this helps it to keep its shape when it is cooked in the oven).
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.
I am sure you will have lots of your own ideas too!
I hope your day is a taste sensation!