It’s no surprise that kids love to create things. From fun and exciting holiday and seasonal crafts, to much larger and more in-depth projects which might take them the better part of the day. And their creativity isn’t confined to just the craft table, as many kids like to show off their creative skills as they explore the kitchen.
Teaching children to cook is an important life skill that they will use again and again. And with that being said, we are going to take a look at two fun and easy recipes that your kids can make tonight for dinner.
2 Fun And Easy Recipes For Kids
Mini Ham And Cheddar Quiches
- ½ red pepper
- 2 spring onions
- 2 slices (about 35g) ham
- 50g cheddar cheese
- ½ pack (250g) readymade short crust pastry
- 4 large eggs
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Spray or brush a 12 hole muffin tin with oil.
- Chop the red pepper into small pieces.
- Chop the ham into small pieces.
- Grate the cheddar cheese.
- Using scissors, cut the tops and bottoms off the spring onions and discard, then cut the spring onions into small pieces.
- Mix all of your prepared ingredients together in a bowl and put to one side.
- Break the eggs into a small bowl and whisk until well mixed. Add salt and pepper if wanted.
- Scatter a handful of flour onto a smooth surface and roll out the pastry. Using a large circle cutter, cut out 12 circles of pastry.
- Push a pastry circle into each hole in the muffin tin to form a cup.
- Spoon some of the vegetable and cheese mixture into each cup.
- Pour over the whisked eggs to cover the mixture and fill the cups up.
- Bake in the preheated oven for approx. 20 minutes until puffed up and golden.
- Remove from the muffin tin and cool on a wire rack.
Pita Bread Pizza
- 2 pita breads
- 1 Tbsp tomato puree
- handful grated mozzarella cheese
- extra pizza toppings of your choice (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas Mark 4).
- Prepare any toppings you want to add to your pizza.
- Place the pita breads on an oven tray.
- Spread a thin layer of tomato puree over the top of each pita bread.
- Sprinkle over the grated cheese.
- Add your pizza toppings. Arrange them in fun shapes or just sprinkle them evenly over the pizzas.
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
- Leave to cool for a few minutes before serving, then serve whole or cut into slices.
So there you have it, 2 fun and easy recipes that your kids can cook on their own with very little help and supervision from you. In fact, older kids can make these entirely on their own, but younger kids will need some guidance when it comes to using the cooker. Either way, they will have a lot of fun while learning a valuable skill that they can use the rest of their lives.