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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Easy Christmas Recipes For Kids

Whether you are using your new kitchen gadget to stuff and truss the turkey, or planning to bake and decor Christmas cookies, Christmas is the perfect time to involve your kids with your cooking tasks. Involving your kids not just provides a sense of learning and responsibility, it will also offer some fun time together, whose memories your little ones will cherish for years to come. Christmas is the time for merriment. The family gathers to celebrate the joy and festivity, which prevails all around during Christmas. What else can be a better way to have some fun during Christmas holidays, than to have some delicacies prepared by your kids? It is certainly an exciting thought and the feeling will definitely be overwhelming. There are plenty of Christmas recipes that are easy to prepare and require less effort and thus are suitable for children. Read further to find some easy and fun kids' recipes for Christmas.

Christmas Recipes For Kids

Oats Christmas Trees Recipe

  • 3 cups oats.
  • 3 cups marshmallows.
  • Green food coloring.
  • 3tbsp butter.
  • Canola spray.
  • Mini M&M's (red and green for decoration).
  • Jaffas.
  • Add marshmallows and butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 40 seconds on high.
  • Mix the ingredients well with a spoon.
  • Add food coloring.
  • Now add oats into the marshmallow mixture and stir well.
  • Allow the mixture to cool until it becomes tacky.
  • Cover a tray with baking paper and spray canola on your hands.
  • Mold the oats mixture into cones.
  • Place them on to the tray and refrigerate for 20-minutes so that they become firm.
  • Take the tray out of the refrigerator and embellish the cones with M&M's and place a Jaffa on the top of each.
Christmas Cupcakes

  • 3 cups self-rising flour.
  • 125g butter.
  • 4 eggs.
  • 2 cups sugar.
  • 1 cup milk.
  • 60g butter.
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Beat the butter and sugar using a stand mixer or hand-held electric beater until the mixture becomes smooth and fluffy.
  • Add one egg at a time and mix well.
  • Add vanilla essence to the mixture and keep mixing.
  • Stop the mixer and add half the flour and half cup milk in the bowl. Blend the mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Repeat the same procedure with remaining flour and milk.
  • Fill 2/3rd of each paper case and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • For icing, mix cream butter and icing sugar until you get a mixture of thick, spreadable consistency. Add water if it is too thick.
  • Spread this icing over the cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles or any other fancy toppings.
Christmas Pudding

  • 12 ice-cream candy sticks or skewers.
  • 1 pudding, warmed.
  • 2 cups toasted frayed coconut.
  • 1 block white cooking chocolate, melted.
  • • Cover a tray with baking paper.
  • • Roll pudding into balls and place it on the tray.
  • • Place skewers or sticks in each pudding ball.
  • • Dip each pudding ball in white chocolate and roll in shredded coconut.
  • • Refrigerate it until the chocolate hardens.
Honeycomb Recipe

  • 2tsp bicarbonate soda.
  • 1 cup white sugar.
  • 3tbsp water.
  • ¼ cup golden syrup.
  • Grease a tin with butter and set it aside.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat, add golden syrup, sugar and water and heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Bring the syrup to boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  • Bring the slice tin close to the stove and remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • Immediately, mix bicarbonate soda to the syrup. It will fizz triple its size.
  • Pour the hot mixture into the slice tin right away and allow it to cool down.
  • After the mix cools down, slice it with a sharp knife into bite-sized squares, so that it becomes easy to break into pieces, when it is completely set.
  • Store in an airtight container.
Whatever you cook this Christmas, make sure you involve your kids too. It will be fun watching your kids cooking their favorite foods for this Christmas.

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