BAKING WITH KIDS

Choco- Toffee Twist

toffee

Description

Twist and twist they go!

Your kids will find this recipe interesting. It uses ready-to-roll croissant pastry to make this delicacy. The croissant pastry is filled with chocolate and toffee. This is very easy to make and your kids can actively participate in the kitchen with you.

Prep Time: 20minutes 

Cook Time: 20 minutes 

Total Time: 40 minutes 

Makes: 12 twists 

Ingredients 

100ml milk

140g toffee

Ready-to-roll croissant tubes (2 at least)

50g roughly chopped chocolate

Method 

Preheat your oven to 200 ˚C

  • In a small bowl, melt the toffee and milk over a low heat. Stir the mixture occasionally to incorporate them smoothly. Once completely melted, cool off the heat for 2 minutes – this time it would be slightly thickened.
  • Unroll one tube of the croissant dough, skillfully divide the croissant dough into 12 (or more, depending on the size/number you want to achieve) rectangular strips.
  • To each of the rectangular piece, drizzle a little of the molten toffee, then sprinkle some chocolate drops on it. Just like you did with the tube of croissant roll in step 2, unroll another and cut into the same size of strips. Sandwich these new strips onto the ones filled with chocolate chips and toffee. Hold the sandwich at both edges and twist slightly.
  • Lay the sandwiched-twisted strips on a baking sheet; spacing them out as they will expand, slightly. Bake for 15minutes until golden. 

Sugared Scones

sugared scones

Description 

Crunchy buttery splash!

The sugared scone is an easy-to-make bake good that has an amazing buttery finish and a sugar-crunchy top.

Prep Time: 20 minutes 

Cook Time: 15 minutes 

Total Time: 35 minutes 

Makes: 7 scones 

Ingredients 

350g all-purpose flour

4tablespooons caster sugar

85g butter

200ml milk, room temperature

1 ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1tablespoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Method

Preheat oven to 200˚C

  • Fold in butter to the flour. Add salt, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and sugar then stir. Add in milk, and stir gently. Do not over do the mixing.
  • To a floured surface, roll out the dough and gently pat into a thickness of about ½ an inch. Using a cutter, cut out round shapes, brush each scones’ top with milk splash, and sprinkle with granulated sugar, too.
  • Arrange the scones on a baking sheet and bake for 12minutes. You will have golden scones that are slightly risen. 

Chocolate Cake

chocolate cake

Description

Chocolatey!

Do your kids have a friend’s birthday coming up soon? Or would you love to have a family treat of chocolate? Making a chocolate cake together with your kids can be so much fun. We only hope the kids do not eat up the chocolate before the cake is ready for baking.

Prep Time: 35 minutes 

Cook Time: 25 minutes 

Total Time: 1 hour 

Makes: a loaf that serves 7

Ingredients 

2oog self-rising flour

200g butter, soft

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

3 eggs

200g golden caster sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

100g chocolate drops

Method 

Preheat the oven to 180˚C.

  • Break the eggs neatly into a large bowl, add sugar, and butter.
  • Sift the flour and add to the large bowl in step 1. Add cocoa and baking powder then mix everything, together. 
  • Stir in the chocolate drops and scoop the batter into tins or intending baking pans. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

BONUS

You might want to decorate your cake. Therefore, I am adding this bonus recipe for your icing.

Ingredients

100g icing sugar

300g butter, soft

400g melted plain chocolate

Method

In a bowl, beat the icing sugar and butter until creamy. Then fold in the chocolate. Boom! It is ready. With this icing, you can spread over the cake or make chocolate cake sandwiches.

CAUTION

Parents

Do not leave the kids to it, alone.

Monitor the child’s use of sharp objects and if possible, let them not use it at all.

Kids

Allow an adult help you with the oven, all the time.

Everyone, 

Wear aprons and keep safe in the kitchen