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Favourite non-sweet/indulgent stuff to make with kids

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BakerSuperMum Sun 29-Mar-20 07:39:32

@ellanwood - thank you! I'll try that out.

ellanwood Sat 28-Mar-20 19:48:02

@BakerSuperMum - Here's the BBC version, though I tend to do mine either veggie or with pepperoni or chicken as thats what the family prefers.

BakerSuperMum Sat 28-Mar-20 17:45:10

@ellanwood your scone pizza sounds interesting, can you share a recipe link?

BakerSuperMum Sat 28-Mar-20 17:43:31

I'm trying to avoid using Amazon at the moment unless I need to and I've been trying to support independent sites who must be struggling – I got a delivery from The Artisans Choice last week of bread flour and dried yeast – my son and I made bread, triple win, happy boy, great bread, I feel like a super Mum!

Anyone got any top kid friendly bread making tips?

marshmallowkittycat Sat 28-Mar-20 12:54:11

Ah I forgot their ages! 5.5 and nearly 3. We've done flatbreads, they were lovely!

Oldest has issues with coordination so using a knife or anything hot is tricky.

This is all a good start for inspiration though!

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ellanwood Sat 28-Mar-20 11:49:33

How about home made scone-based pizzas? My mum used to make them on a scone base if she couldn't find yeast and they were delicious.

Herby/nutty/seedy/chilli flake cheese straws?

Home made popcorn is fun. Not baking but still good one to do with kids and not too unhealthy.

Flora20 Sat 28-Mar-20 11:48:26

Also soda bread - uses bicarb instead of yeast. I used to make soda bread hedgehogs with mum when I was little, really easy and tasty!

Sizeablecontours Sat 28-Mar-20 11:45:54

veggie faces, keep scrolling down

Ricekrispie22 Sat 28-Mar-20 11:43:56

And we’re also making biscuits this week for the children’s category in a Facebook isolation bake-off!

Ricekrispie22 Sat 28-Mar-20 11:39:22

We’ve made pizza, sausage rolls, Cornish pasties, cheese & marmite flapjacks and courgette muffins.

On the list:
Cheese straws
Mini quiches
Puff pastry tarts
Bean burgers

Standrewsschool Sat 28-Mar-20 11:34:11

How old are your children?

Gingerbread men
Sausage rolls

kids cooking

Ideas from bbc good food

Sizeablecontours Sat 28-Mar-20 11:31:11

Forgot pastry: mini quiches, Cornish pasties, samosas

anothernotherone Sat 28-Mar-20 11:26:42

Flatbreads/ Tortillas - no yeast, just flour, salt and oil. If children are little you obviously do the frying pan part but the mixing, working and shaping the dough is perfect for children.

Sizeablecontours Sat 28-Mar-20 11:26:30

Depends on the age group you are talking about but there's tons of stuff you can do.

Dorling Kindersley publish some excellent step-by-step children's cook books which include very good reliable recipes and cover all the basic techniques.

Ime children like things they can get their hands stuck in to, so how about meat balls, fish cakes, or veggie or bean burgers, which all involve shape-making?

Their own fish fingers (goujons) or breaded chicken?

Noodle soups or stir fries?

Wraps of various descriptions?

Pinwheel sandwiches?

Vegetable skewers?

Flat breads?

You can even make pasta if you have a machine or a rolling pin?

Good luck!

AnnPerkins Sat 28-Mar-20 11:23:19


Sorry, posted too soon 🙄.

LucyLeak Sat 28-Mar-20 11:22:21

We made chicken nuggets this week, we used stale bread to make breadcrumbs and luckily had some flour leftover from pancake day, DC loved it.

AnnPerkins Sat 28-Mar-20 11:22:15

Not baking I know but DS likes making chicken

BadgertheBodger Sat 28-Mar-20 11:19:21

Savoury muffins, flatbread, flapjacks, banana loaf? It’s quite fun to make naans

marshmallowkittycat Sat 28-Mar-20 11:16:53

We've been enjoying baking stuff during self isolation - I find it therapeutic. However, I can't find much to bake that's not massively indulgent or full of sugar. I'd love to do bread but yeast is like hens teeth at the moment. All I can think of is cheese scones?

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