Everyone loves getting in the kitchen at Christmas especially the kids, these simple recipes will help with making fun festive treats they will love to eat as well as teaching them some practical life skills and getting everyone in the festive spirit.. Visit https://emporiumcookshop.co.uk
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Christmas is a great time to get the children in the kitchen making tasty treats
that they can eat. As well as teaching your kids practical life skills, it is also the
perfect opportunity to have fun and get in the Christmas spirit. We have come
up with five festive fancies, easy and simple to make with young children at
Gingerbread men are not only easy biscuits to make, but your kids can
decorate each one as they wish. Multi coloured icing, gummy sweets, and
chocolates all make for ideal decorations. There are a variety of gingerbread
man cookie cutters available such as this gingerbread family with rolling pin
and recipe book in a rustic style tin.
350g plain flour
174 brown sugar
6 tsps. ginger
2 tsps. cinnamon
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 tbsp. golden syrup
1 medium egg
Decorations of your choice
Preheat oven to 180C and line baking trays. Mix together butter, flour,
cinnamon, ginger, and bicarbonate of soda with fingertips until breadcrumbs.
Mix in remaining ingredients until formed a pastry.
Roll out pastry until around 5mm thick and use cookie cutters to cut out
shapes. Place on baking tray and cook for around 15 minutes until golden.
Snowman Marshmallow Pops
Even if you there’s not enough snow to make a snowman outside, what’s to
say you can’t make one inside. All you need is a pack or two or marshmallows
and some wooden skewers, these easy treats don’t require any baking and can
be decorated however the kids want. Quick and easy, these tasty snowmen
can be put in festive mugs or cups for decoration and nibbles at a Christmas
400g white chocolate buttons
250g white marshmallows
Smarties and sweets to decorate
Melt chocolate in a bain marie then stir through oil until smooth. Put three
marshmallows onto each skewer and dip into chocolate. Before completely
set, stick on sweets to resemble snowman features and accessories. fancier
term for ‘bung everything in a pan and fry it’, bubble and squeak was literally
made for leftovers. Tradition calls for potatoes and cabbage with the option for
any other leftover vegetables but it’s all up to you. If you don’t have any
cabbage, don’t put it in, if you want to add in some meat, cut into cubes and
put it in.
These delightful chocolate cupcakes are decorated to look like Santa’s
favourite animal companion. How about making one Rudolph with a red nose
out of every batch of 12. Ideal to keep on any worktop and table for people to
feast on during the festive period.
100g self-raising flour
180g icing sugar
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
50g cocoa powder
1 tsps. Baking powder
Splash of milk
100 caster sugar
Smarties or similar round sweets
Preheat oven to 180C. Cream butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Beat in
the eggs then mix in the rest of the ingredients. Divide into cupcake cases and
bake for 15 minutes-20 minutes.
For the buttercream, beat the butter until soft and then beat in icing sugar and
cocoa powder half at a time. Add milk to loosen if need be.
When cupcakes are cooled, spread over icing and decorate. Break up pretzels
to make antlers and add smarties for eyes and a nose.
White Chocolate Bark
Chocolate bark is incredibly easy to make and can be used for decoration on
big cakes such as being stuck around a yule log. Being wrapped in cellophane
and tied with a festive coloured bow makes for great party favours and
stocking fillers. This recipe is our favourite mix of sweets but feel free to add in
any sweets, nuts, or berries that you wish. You could also drizzle some milk
chocolate over the top for a more finished look.
450g white chocolate
1 pack of Oreos
Melt chocolate over a bain marie. Crush up Oreos and
pretzels and add with the smarties into the melted
chocolate. Spread mixture over baking tray and leave in
the fridge for two hours or until fully set. Break up and
serve however you wish.
Get the whole family involved this Christmas and try some of these sweet