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Who Wants Ice Cream… Or Bread… Or Biscuits? — Fun Foods to Make With Kids

Making your own ice cream and baking some delicious bread and biscuits with the kids is fun for any parent. Not only that, it’s a great way to save some cash. Pick some easy to follow recipes and teach your children a new skill that can last a lifetime.

Always time for ice cream

Everyone loves ice cream but you also need somewhere to store this delicious treat, so make sure you have a large fridge freezer or chest freezer to keep your culinary works of art! Beat four egg yolks and half a cup of sugar in a bowl before combining this mixture to one cup of almost boiling hot milk. Pour the milk slowly and whisk while you pour. Take the mixture and heat in a pan, stirring constantly until it thickens — don’t boil, the temperature should be around 170 degrees. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator and add your flavorings along with one cup of heavy cream.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker simply place in a freezer and stir every 45 minutes; this freezing process should take around five hours.

Making the daily bread

Kids will love learning how to bake bread (there’s just something about all that dough!) and it’s a lot of fun learning to bake mini-loafs in tiny flowerpots. Simply mix 2 cups flour , 1/2 Tbsp yeast and a tablespoon of salt in a bowl then pour in 1 1/4 cups of water, two tablespoons of oil and a tablespoon of honey. Knead the dough for around 10 minutes, roll into balls and place into oil-brushed flowerpots before covering with cling film and leaving for an hour. Once the dough has doubled in size simply remove the cling film, place in a pre-heated oven (400ºF) and cook for around 20 minutes until golden brown.

Hail the gingerbread men

Gingerbread men are quick, easy and fun to make. To begin, simply melt unsalted butter (1/2 Cup + 2 Tbsp), dark sugar (1/2 cup) and three tablespoons of syrup together in a pan. Mix a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda, ground ginger and ground cinnamon in a bowl, then create a dough mixture by incorporating the mixed butter. When the mixture has cooled, roll the dough to around 5 mm thickness and cut out the gingerbread men before placing on pre-heated baking tray (400ºF) and bake for 12 minutes until golden brown.

Just decorate your gingerbread men with icing sugar, cherries and chocolate buttons, then leave to set.

Start your children off with entertaining recipes that are straightforward to put together and this could lead on to more complex recipes if they develop a taste for baking.

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S'moresThis post may contain affiliate links. Mommies with Cents receives free products for review purposes and may sometimes be compensated for posts but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. See Mommies With Cents disclosure policy for more details.

Happy S’mores Day! Our family usually does s’mores Reece’s style over a campfire but I think we officially have a new favorite.  We used a Sante Nuts recipe courtesy of George Duran to re-create s’mores in a cone.Photo Aug 07, 8 43 51 PM

Ingredients:

Waffle Cones
Mini Chocolate Chips
Mini Marshmallows
Chopped fruit (we just used strawberries)
Sante Nuts (we used candied pecans)

 

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For a party or just for fun, put each ingredient into separate bowls.

Photo Aug 07, 6 37 32 PMLet the kids or guests prepare their own cone by spooning the ingredients in.  Wrap loosely with foil and bake at 275 degrees for about 5 minutes or until the chocolate is melted and marshmallows puffed.s'mores

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Enjoy!

The special ingredient in this recipe that really makes a difference is Santé Nuts.  They make 9 different flavors of spiced and candied pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews and pistachios using a special roasting method that allows for less absorption of oil into the nut.  That makes for a healthier product and the perfect balance of sweet, savory, spice, and crunchiness. Santé Nuts are available in re-sealable pouches for cooking and baking and 200 calorie single serve packs that are perfect for lunches, hiking or any other on-the-go snacking.

Santé Nuts are gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan and non-GMO. With a wide range of flavors  from spicy chipotle almonds, to warming cardamom cashews, and sweet candied pistachios, there’s a flavor for everyone!

We sampled Candied Pecans, Sweet & Spicy Pecans and Garlic Almonds.  The Candied Pecans of course were perfect for S’mores Cones but I enjoyed the other two flavors just as much!  The Sweet and Spicy Pecans satisfied several cravings at once and the Garlic Almonds were so good I had to stop myself from eating the entire package in one sitting.

Nuts make a great healthy snack and I love the variety that Santé Nuts offers.  You can find out more about  Santé Nuts at www.santenuts.com.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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