A Foodies Christmas
Parenting Tips And Guides
We have come up with 4 awesome Christmassy recipes for you and your kids to do in the weeks leading up to the big day. They’re super easy recipes to help the kids keep busy and for you all to enjoy some delicious, Christmas inspired comfort food.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Cooking at Christmas is a staple in most homes and we have some lovely recipe ideas for you to with the kids whether it’s a treat, dinner or a snack no matter which we are sure you will have fun trying them out;
🎄 Mini Christmas Tree Pizzas
Simple to create but very effective, all you need is pre-made pizza dough (it’s Christmas, give yourself a break), pizza sauce or passata, a ball of mozzarella cheese and some other decorative toppings such as pepperoni, peppers, olives, ham and tomato.
To get the Christmas tree effect cut out a Christmas tree shape with a pizza cutter or for individual ones you could use a cookie cutter, add the passata and then some generous chunks or slices of mozzarella cheese.
Finish off by adding you favourite toppings, check your pizza dough package for specific cooking times, take out the oven and enjoy your simple but festive family meal.
For an even more festive experience why not add some turkey, cranberry sauce and little balls of stuffing!
🎄 PIGS IN BLANKETS
This is the simplest recipe you can accomplish but oh so delicious! Pigs in blankets can be of any size, we are so used to seeing the mini piggies but what if you made a spectacular giant piggy? You can create this by purchasing a pack of sausages (they must all be connected).
Start by untwisting all the sections, the kids will love to do this. Cut off any excess casing and then using your favourite bacon, wrap the sausage from end to end. Cook until golden and serve to your amazed family.
Add a little extra festive flair, lay the sausage on a baking tray in the shape of a Christmas tree or snowman, once cooked you could place some dips or other nibbles in the centre.
🎄 CHEESE STRAWS
These are a must at Christmas and are SOOOO much fun to make. You will need ready rolled puff pastry, your favourite cheese and some Dijon mustard.
To begin, unroll the pastry and spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard evenly over the top. Next sprinkle over a good amount of your favourite cheese and pat down. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife you can slice the topped pastry in to strips and then twist each end of the strip in opposite directions to give your straws their signature curls. Cook until golden and flaky then enjoy with with your family.
Straws don’t have to be “straws”, try giving your kids a selection of cutters and see what festive shapes they come up with.
🎄 WHITE CHOCOLATE BARK
This is such a simple recipe all you will need is a big slab of white chocolate, a drop or two of food colouring (blue, green and red will be fine) and some festive sprinkles.
To start place three quarters of the chocolate in a bowl and microwave in thirty second intervals until melted, then add the rest of the chocolate and stir, this will give you some perfectly tempered chocolate. Roll out a sheet of greaseproof paper and spread a layer of chocolate as thick as you would like, then add a drop of food colouring in each corner and slowly mix and swirl the colours in with a toothpick or spoon.
To finish off your chocolate bark add a good amount of festive sprinkles and leave to harden. Snap/smash in pieces and serve.
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