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Fun Kitchen Recipes for Kids

October 16, 2017 Food 0
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Getting the kids involved in cooking, even at an early age, can be a fun way to spend quality time together while teaching them some valuable skills. But, of course, you need some fun kitchen recipes for kids that will get them as excited as you are to get messy in the kitchen. We’ve got a few kid-friendly recipes for you to keep on hand when it’s time to get creative in the kitchen with your kids at home.

 

Pear Penguins

Ingredients:

2 mini chocolate chips
2 white chocolate chips
1 pear
3 tablespoons chocolate chips, melted
1 thin slice of baby carrot, cut into a small triangle
1 fig, cut in half diagonally
1 Pastry brush (to share)

Directions

  1. Push the mini chocolate chips in the center of the white chocolate chips to form eyes for the penguins to see.
  2. Even though penguins can’t fly, they still need wings. Use a butter knife to carefully cut a slice in both sides of the pear to form wings, making sure to keep the tops of the slices attached to the pear. Use a peeler to shave the pear skin off in between the wings in an oval shape. This is the penguin’s white tummy.
  3. Use a pastry brush to paint chocolate on the penguin’s body, everywhere but his stomach. Use a toothpick to notch a spot for each of the chocolate chip eyes and the carrot beak. Insert the eyes and carrot beak. Balance the pear penguin on a plate and place the fig halves for feet.

See original recipe. 

 

Stick Stacks

Ingredients:

1 ¾ cups unbleached all purpose flour
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons flax meal
Pinch of ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
1 cup milk
4 strawberries, cut width wise into thin slices
2 kiwis, peeled and sliced width wise into circles
¼ cup blueberries
4 skewers

Directions

  1. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, flax meal and cinnamon.
  2. Combine the eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Add the butter and milk. Slowly add the egg mixture to the flour mixture. Stir until smooth. Chill in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  3. Preheat a griddle to low. Lightly spray the griddle with non-stick spray. Ladle the pancake mixture onto the griddle to make 2-inch mini pancakes.
  4. When the pancakes start to bubble lightly and the edges turn golden brown, flip them over. Cook on the other side for one to two more minutes, until the pancakes come off the griddle easily with a spatula.
  5. Layer the pancakes and fruit on the skewers. Dip in maple syrup and eat one layer at a time.

See original recipe. 

 

Monkey Bread

For the Bread:

2 tablespoons of solid vegetable shortening, plus more for pan and bowl
¼ cup warm water
¼ cup granulated sugar, plus a pinch for yeast
1 envelope of dry active yeast
¾ cup warm milk
1 teaspoon of salt
1 large egg
3 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour

For the Coating:

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
¾ cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped

For Icing:

¼ cup of milk
2 cups of confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  1. Lightly coat a 10-inch Bundt pan and a medium bowl with shortening; set aside. Put the warm water and a pinch of sugar in a small bowl; sprinkle yeast over top. Stir and let the yeast soften and dissolve, about 5 minutes.
  2. Place shortening, milk, sugar, salt, and egg in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook.
  3. Add yeast mixture to shortening mixture, and beat to combine. Slowly add flour. Knead on medium-low, 1 minute. Transfer dough to the prepared bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, and let stand in a warm place, 20 minutes.
  4. Make coating: Place melted butter in a bowl. In a second bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts; sprinkle 2 tablespoons nut mixture into prepared Bundt pan.
  5. Cut dough into 1/2-inch pieces. Roll into balls. Coat in butter, then roll in nut mixture, and place in prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap, and let stand in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Invert onto a serving plate, and let cool 20 minutes more.
  7. Make icing: In a small bowl, combine milk and confectioners’ sugar. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over bread.

See original recipe. 

 

Homemade Pizza

Ingredients:

1 cup of warm water
2 teaspoons of sugar
1 packet of active yeast
12 ½ cups of bread flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 jar of marinara sauce
Mozzarella cheese
Additional toppings of choice

Directions

Preheat oven to 450°F / 230°C.

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup warm water, 2 teaspoons of sugar, and 1 packet active yeast. Stir and then let sit for 10 minutes to allow yeast to activate.
  2. Add 2½ cups bread flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix until it forms an even ball of dough.
  3. Cut into as many pieces as desired and flatten into pizza crust shape. Top with desired toppings and bake at 450°F/230°C for 10 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

See original recipe. 

 

You can whip out these fun recipes that will get the kids excited to help out in the kitchen while getting some quality time making something and then devouring it together after.

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