With summer time coming and picnics in the park around the corner I thought it would be nice to share some ideas with you for something other than just a standard sandwich.
SWEET POTATO FALAFEL
½ sweet potato ¼ lemon juice 28g plain flour ½ tsp nutmeg ½ tsp ginger
1: Bake the sweet potato the night before.
2: Mash the sweet potato using either a fork or potato masher.
3: Once all mashed add the lemon juice and sift in the flour, spices and mix. Shape in to 6 balls and place on a baking tray
4: Cook at 220Oc / 430oF for 12-15minutes until cooked throughout.
Previously I have shared my mini quiches, which are my all time favourite snack. Fun to make, healthy and must importantly very tasty. Here is the recipe for those of you that missed it.
These little quiches make a great snack for children and can be filled with food of your choice. Some ideas are peppers, sweetcorn, ham, tomatoes and cheese.
100g Plain Flour 50g Butter 4floz Milk 2 egg Fillings of your choice.
1: Make your pastry by rubbing together the butter and flour in a large mixing bowl. Ask your children to help you ‘squidge’ the two together to see if you can magically make the butter disappear into sand. Once it is all combined add cold water a spoonful at a time until you get a nice dough. If it gets too wet then just add a bit more flour.
2: Leave the pastry aside whilst you prepare your tin. Give your child a chunk of butter and using it as a crayon colour in your tart tray holes until they are fully oiled, you then sprinkle flour over the holes and turn the tray upside down, the excess will flour your surface.
3: together roll out the pastry and cut out lots of circles large enough to line your tin.
4: Fill the cases half way up with your fillings, then combine the egg and milk and fill to the top. Cook at 220Oc / 430oF for 12-15minutes until cooked throughout.
I’m now running after school classes on a Monday at 4pm. Toddler classes are run every Tuesday at 10am. Saturday classes are on once a month the 2nd Saturday of the month.
All classes are no more than 5 children at a time so it is small and friendly. If you have a group of 3 or more friends I can always do you a private class which helps the little ones really relax with the little friends. And I do parties too!