Friday, March 22, 2013

An Irresistible Culinary Surprise For The Little Ones

Cooking for small children is a really delicate task. You should not only make sure the food is extremely delicious. What you must do is make the meal look funny and interesting so that the little ones will want to taste it. The following lines will give you a few ideas on how to create interesting and delicious desserts and meals.
An idea for a dessert:

            Vanilla cakes with sugar buttons
The ingredients you need are 150 gr (5 oz) of butter, 150 gr (5 oz) sugar, 175 gr (6 oz) flour, 3 eggs and vanilla extract. Mix all of these ingredients and stir well with a mixer. Pour the mixture into baking forms and bake well for 15-20 minutes in a medium heated oven. 

Use 100 gr (3.5 oz) of butter, 3 and a half tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, one egg and food coloring to make the sugar buttons. Mix all of them and place tiny spots on baking paper. Leave them in the fridge for a while and then place it on every cake. This is an easy recipe for making dessert.

However, kids usually tend to refuse to eat the main meal. This is quite normal as little kids do not like “boring” food. The easiest way to make them eat everything they are supposed to is to use your imagination. You will be surprised of how many interesting things you can actually create only with a knife, a couple of vegetables and your own imagination. It is pretty easy to use small snacks to fill in your kids’ food pyramid for the entire day. You can achieve that by making some snack sandwiches. All you need is bread, some bacon and vegetables. Cut the vegetables and the bacon in funny shapes that your children will love (stars, for instance). Cut the slice of bread in the very same shape and you will have a great afternoon snack for your little ones.

And as Halloween is one of the children’s most favorite holiday it is a good idea to think of ways to prepare the food to match the holiday mood. Of course, traditional carved pumpkins are a must. Another thing you can do is bake special Halloween cakes with bats and skeletons on them. A very clever idea is to make a special ghost pizza with bats on it. Your children and their friends will definitely love it.

As a matter of fact it is quite easy to make it. Bake the pizza dough as usual. Then place on the top of it flat sausages cut in the shape of bats. It is a bit tricky work to do but it is worth it. Place in the middle of the pizza a few slices of yellow cheese. Then put the whole pizza in the oven for a minute or two so that the cheese can get soft. Use a knife to shape it like a ghost while it is still warm and use olives for its eyes and mouth.

A Guest Post by Angela Harpert 
This post has been written on behalf of : SW3 Movers

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