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Oct 29, 2012
Kaz

{Recipe} Yoghurt Tub Cake

Recently, a friend of mine told me about this great cake recipe. It’s incredibly simple and is an ideal first recipe for little people to cook as it relies on the tub from yoghurt as the measuring cup. It’s also very versatile. You can make it a plain cake or add fruit or flavours.

1 tub natural yoghurt
2 tubs caster sugar
3 tubs self raising flour
1 tub olive oil
3 eggs
Optional: flavour of your choice – eg. 1-2 tubs frozen berries, 1 tub mashed banana
(I added a tsp of vanilla extract when Dora wasn’t looking)

Help your child put all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix together.
Line a cake tin with baking paper. We used a round tin.
Bake in a 180˚c oven for 40 minutes or until it bounces back when touched in the centre.
Dust with icing sugar or frosting. Lemon frosting is lovely.

This cake batter works well for muffins too.

Dora is still a bit young to do some of the steps but she was able to pour and mix. She particularly liked mixing and touching the empty eggs shells.

We kept going back to check the cake as it baked and sang ‘Pat a Cake, pat a cake baker’s man.’

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Oct 22, 2012
Kaz

{Recipe} Mini Ham and Pea Frittatas

I was feeling inventive today so I threw these ingredients into a bowl, mixed them up and made these tasty toddler sized frittatas. My one regret is not lining the bases of the muffin tray with baking paper as they stuck a little (and I had a feeling they would).

Dora’s response to these were “Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!” They got a big thumbs up from her.

Makes 6 (but of course you could double the ingredients to make a dozen).

2 eggs, whisked
2 tbs of cottage cheese
1 handful of chopped fresh parsley
50g leg ham, chopped
1/4 cup of peas (I used frozen)
2 tbs milk
1/4 cup cheddar or tasty cheese plus some extra to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 200˚c. Add all of the ingredients to the whisked eggs and combine well. Line 6 holes of a 12 hole muffin tray with baking paper and divide the mixture evenly between those 6 holes. Sprinkle extra cheese on top of each. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

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Oct 21, 2012
Kaz

Sunday Sweeties Recipe Linky #21 – Get Rockin’

Today I’m sharing Ang’s delicious looking rock cakes. If you haven’t seen her post yet, check it out here.

What have you been up to in the kitchen this week? I have repeated a few classics; tuna mornay, baked bean pinwheels and toddler sized pizzas all which are favourites in our home and easy to whip up.

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Oct 20, 2012

Wholemeal Pumpkin, Cinnamon and Cranberry Rockcakes

I made these beauties this morning.

Very easy and quick to make. B1 and B2 are both enjoying one right now for afternoon tea.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups of wholemeal self raising flour
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of butter
1 cup of milk
1/4 pumpkin cooked and mashed
A good sprinkle or 2 of cinnamon
2 good hand fulls of cranberries

Method:

In a mixing bowl place flour, cinnamon and salt. Rub in butter.

Add milk, make into a dough.

Add pumpkin and cranberries and mix through.

(you may need to add a little more flour to get the consistency of the dough right depending on how much water was retained in your pumpkin)

Dust your chopping board or bench with flour and roll out your dough to approx a 2 cm thickness.

Cut into the size and shape you want. (I made a few square and a few round ones. Some big, some small)

I also placed one or two cranberries on top of each one.

Place on a greased tray and place in a preheated oven for approx 15- 20 minutes.

 

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Oct 14, 2012
Kaz

Sunday Sweeties Recipe Linky #20 ~ Golden Banana Mini Muffins

These are a cute little lunch box snack that I made during the week. They were very quick to prepare and are tasty.

2 ripe bananas
1½ cups SR flour (or wholemeal SR)
¼ cup olive oil
2 tbs milk of your choice
1/3 cup golden syrup
1 egg

Blend egg, golden syrup, milk and one banana (roughly sliced) until smooth. Add oil bit by bit and blend again to combine.

Slowly add wet ingredients to the flour and stir gently to combine.

Mash half of the remaining banana and fold into mixture.

Spoon mixture into a greased mini muffin tray (12 hole). I filled each almost to the top but not over.

Top each with little half slices of remaining banana.

Bake in a moderate oven (180˚c) for 10-12 minutes or until just started to turn a light golden colour.

Pop them out of the muffin tray and allow to cool on a wire rack.

My mix made 24 mini muffins.

 

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Oct 12, 2012
Kaz

{Recipe} Corn and Carrot Fritters

This recipe couldn’t have been easier to throw together out of items I had on hand. I made the fritters toddler sized and Dora scoffed down four of them as quickly as I could cook them.

1 420g tin no added salt corn kernels
½ cup plain flour
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 medium carrot, grated
2 spring onions, finely chopped
Spray olive oil

In a large mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients.
Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and spray with olive oil.
Dollop five tablespoon sized circles of mixture around the pan.
Flip after a few minutes or when the base is starting to go golden.

This mix made 24 deliciously imperfect little fritters.

(They can be frozen).

Adult sized ones would be nice with a bit more seasoning and served with a tomato and avocado salsa.

 

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Oct 2, 2012
Kaz

{Recipe} Banana and Blueberry Bread

I’m on a bit of a roll (excuse the bakery pun) with loaves this week. I had two over-ripe bananas that needed to be used. I whipped this up pretty quickly with ingredients already in the pantry. Having run out of self raising flour, I just used plain with some baking powder mixed in (two teaspoon per cup of plain flour). I like that it’s not too sweet.

Banana and Blueberry Bread

2 cups plain all purpose or wholemeal flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar (tightly packed)
1/2 cup light milk
50g butter or margarine (melted and cooled)
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
2 ripe bananas (mashed)
1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen

1. Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Add sugar.
2. In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs and butter.
3. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and slowly add the wet ingredients.
4. Mix in mashed banana.
5. Lastly, add the blueberries mixing them gently so that the don’t bleed through the mix too much.
6. Line a loaf tin with baking paper. Pour in the batter.
7. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180˚c for 40 – 45 minutes (or until a skewer come out clean from the centre).
8. Cool on a wire rack before cutting.

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Sep 27, 2012
Kaz

{Recipe} Toddler Sized Pizza

Hardly a revolutionary recipe (if I can even call it a recipe) but it was a huge hit in this house.

I made four mini pizzas.

What I used:
Tomato Paste
Small piece of zucchini
Small chunk of sweet potato or pumpkin
Grated pizza cheese or mozzarella
Round sandwich thins (a great size for small hands)

~ some diced ham or chicken would be nice on it too.

What I did:
I cubed a small piece sweet potato and zucchini to roast in a hot oven (180˚ – 200˚) for 20 minutes. Then I assembled the pizza.
I spread the sauce, sprinkled a little bit of cheese (hubby’s tip), put the veges on and topped it with some more cheese to hold the veges on once cooked.

I put them in a 180˚c oven for 8 minutes and served them cut into quarters.

A very successful meal. Needless to say, they did not last long.

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