Free Downloadable Recipe Cards for Kids

Free Downloadable Recipe Cards for Kids

 
 

These downloadable recipe cards for kids are aimed for ages 4-6yrs

They have been written in a way that children should be able to read and follow the recipe as independently as possible.

Cooking with children is a great activity, it incorporates English reading and sequencing skills, Maths weighing skills, science – (what happens to the properties of ingredients once cooked)

You can also incorporate extra learning themes such as healthy eating, where food comes from, art and creativity and much more!

These recipe cards are very simplified in order to make it easier for ages 4-6yrs to follow. They will obviously require some adult intervention to support in the preparation, as well as using the oven.

TIPS:

  • Downloadable recipe cards can be laminated in order to use again
  • To help with sequencing, the child can mark off which steps they have already completed
  • Read through the recipe before starting to cook
 
 

More downloadable recipe cards coming soon!

Easy Christmas Shortbread recipe for kids

Easy Christmas Shortbread recipe for kids

Shortbread is a perfect homemade Christmas gift. This Christmas shortbread recipe is so easy to make that the kids could do it themselves.

They would make a lovely, thoughtful little homemade Christmas gift to give to your friends and family too.

We wrapped ours in some cellophane and tied with a ribbon, ready to give to a loved one. We also purchased this cute little snowman stamp to emboss festive pictures onto our shortbread, you don’t have to have one of these, but it was fun to use!

You can pick similar ones up, for a reasonable price on Amazon here

Easy Christmas Shortbread Recipe for kids

Ingredients:

125g butter
55g caster sugar
180g plain flour

Method:

1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl
2. Add the flour and mix together well
3. Bring the dough together into a ball
4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to approx 1cm thick
5. Cut out circles of shortbread dough and place onto a lined baking tray, repeating until all the dough is used
6. If using a stamp, gently press down onto the shortbread
7. Bake in a preheated oven at 190C for 15-20 mins
8. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a pinch of caster sugar
9. Leave to cool. Then enjoy

This easy Christmas shortbread recipe for kids would also work perfectly with our dinosaur and unicorn cookie cutters, available to purchase in our online shop.

If you have had a go at creating some homemade shortbread, whether for Christmas or not, we would love to see them.

We would love you to visit our Facebook site and share your delicious creations with us xx

Cherry Slush recipe- national cherry day

Cherry Slush recipe- national cherry day

Tuesday 16th July 2019
National Cherry Awareness Day

 

cherry

I absolutely adore fresh, juicy cherries, and as it is national Cherry awareness day on Tuesday i thought id take the opportunity to share a delicious cherry slush recipe, share some cherry facts and link you up with some cherry based activity sheets for the kids!

As well as being sweet and delicious, Cherries can actually help with getting a better night sleep, improving memory and are great for the immune system.
A perfect super-food for growing kids!
Just x10 Cherries count as 1 serving of fruit.

Did you know that Cherry farms in the UK are slowly dying out, with over 95% of our cherries now being imported from abroad!
UK cherries are typically in season in the UK between the months of May – August, so why not help our local farms and find a cherry picking farm near you and bring this fruit back to the UK trade!

This cherry slush recipe is a delicious, sweet, cooling summer drink that you and the kids are bound to love. Made with x3 ingredients only and ready in under 2 minutes!
Perfect for staying hydrated on hot summer days.

cherry slush

Cherry Slush

Ingredients

  • 300g frozen / fresh pitted cherries
  • 2 tbsp honey (to taste)
  • 300g Ice cubes

Method

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor
  2. Pulse until slushy
  3. Pour into glasses
  4. Enjoy

If you still cant get enough of all the cherry themed fun then this blog has some really cool, fun, crafty ideas for you to do, from cherry tree thumb painting to cherry scented play-dough.

Or there’s some lovely cherry based colouring pages available to download here.

If you make your own cherry slush we would love to hear about it and see some pictures of your creations, let us know over on our Facebook page.

Happy Cherry Awareness Day xx

 

For more kid friendly recipe ideas visit check out our Whisk Kids blog

Uk Coffee Week Recipes

Uk Coffee Week Recipes

April 29th – May 5th 2019 UK Coffee Week

This week is UK Coffee Week, A week to celebrate all things Coffee and to help raise some money for a very important cause, “Project Waterfall”

Project Waterfall aims to help bring clean water to the communities that grow our coffee, this year it is supporting the Jabi Tehnan district in Ethiopia.

You can find out more about UK Coffee Week and Project Waterfall here

The History of Coffee

Did you know that the earliest reports of coffee drinking was in the Arabian Peninsula in the 15th Century and was consumed as part of a religious ritual to help worshippers stay awake!

You can find out more about the history of coffee, the different types and some of its chemistry by watching this short YouTube video here

Coffee Recipes

Homemade Coffee Ice Cream

With the weather steadily getting warmer, what better a treat to make than this delicious homemade coffee ice-cream.
You don’t even need an ice cream maker!
Made with decaffeinated coffee, its even suitable for the kids

Makes 1.5 L of ice cream

Ingredients
  • 600ml Whipping Cream
  • 200g Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 Tbsp Instant De-Caf Coffee
  • 2 Tbsp Water
Method
  1. In a large bowl mix the coffee with water.
  2. Add condensed milk and stir together
  3. Finally add the whipping cream
  4. Whisk together until light and creamy.
  5. Pour into an air tight container and freeze for 3-4 hours.
  6. Serve (with chocolate sauce and sprinkles if desired)

Mocha Mousse

A delicious, rich, indulgent dessert (not suitable for under 1yrs due to raw egg)

Ingredients

  • 150 g plain chocolate
  • 2  egg yolks
  • 45 g caster sugar
  • 150 g full-fat creme fraiche
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 1 tsp instant decaffeinated coffee granules
  • finely grated chocolate, to decorate

Method

  1. Break the chocolate into a microwaveable bowl and melt in 30 second blasts until all is melted (stirring between each interval)
  2. Put the egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl.
  3. Set the bowl over a pan of simmering water
  4. Whisk with an electric hand whisk on low for about 4 minutes
  5. When the mixture becomes paler and thicker remove the bowl from the heat and carry on whisking for 1 more minute.
  6. Set aside to cool slightly, but still stirring so the mixture does not stiffen.
  7. Dissolve the coffee in 1tbsp water
  8. Pour the cream into a medium mixing bowl and whisk until soft peaks
  9. Fold in the crème fraîche and coffee mix to the cream.
  10. Fold the cream mixture into the cooled chocolate, then fold in the egg yolk mixture.
  11. Stir thoroughly to ensure everything is well combined.
  12. Spoon into glasses and chill for 1 hour.
  13. Decorate with chocolate shavings.

For more coffee based recipes check out these recipes from the BBC here

Our Heart Shaped baking tin would be perfect for making a delicious coffee cake too!

Cheesecake Filled Easter Eggs – a fun activity for kids

Cheesecake Filled Easter Eggs – a fun activity for kids

These Cheesecake filled Easter Eggs are sure to satisfy even the sweetest of sweet tooth’s!

A Chocolate Easter Egg shell, filled with crumbly buttery biscuits, sweet creamy cheese and topped with a myriad of delicious sweet delights.

This dessert is sure to be a crowd pleaser for both young and old around the dinner table!

Cheesecake Filled Easter Eggs

Ingredients

  • 150ml Double cream
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  • x4 Digestive biscuits
  • 250g Cream cheese
  • 50g Icing sugar
  • x1 Chocolate Egg
  • Toppings of your choice (we used a mixture of Smarties, Mini Eggs, Mini Creme Eggs, Mini Oreos, Sprinkles, Lindt Bunnies and Toffee Sauce)

 

Method

  1. Place the biscuits into a sandwich bag and bash using a rolling pin
  2. Divide the crushed biscuits between the 2 Chocolate Egg shells
  3. Stir together the icing sugar and cream cheese
  4. Whip the cream with the vanilla extract until it just starts to form stiff peaks
  5. Add the whipped cream to the cream cheese mix and fold together
  6. Spread the cheesecake mixture over the biscuit base and smooth down level to the top of the egg
  7. Add your toppings
  8. Chill until served

Egg 1:

Egg 2:

 

My Daughters Eggs (she LOVES sprinkles 😀 )

 

If, after devouring these delicious cheesecake filled Easter eggs, you need something extra to fill your time, then take a look at the following linked ideas:

  • Activity Village is full of fantastic, fun, creative ideas for things to do with your kids. Follow the link here
  • Take a look at some of our other fun Easter activities from Whisk Kids, including getting the kids creative by making their own chocolate bars, ideal for Easter gifts. Alternatively make some bunny bait popcorn, perfect for Easter sleepovers! Check out these ideas and more by clicking here

Wishing you a Happy, fun-filled Easter, with love, from Whisk Kids

 

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