5 Kid-Friendly Recipes
Whether you hit the road or stay home, school holidays are perfect for the kids to get into the kitchen to experiment and learn. Time to fire up the oven or backyard firepit!
GIANT CHOC CHIP COOKIE
If there's one thing kids love it's giant-sized sweet treats. Sharing is caring after all!
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 cup white or dark choc chips (or both!)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extracT
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda.
- In a separate bowl, stir together softened butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Add vanilla and eggs then mix until blended well.
- Add about 1/3 of the flour mixture and stir thoroughly. Continue to add the flour mixture in 2 more batches.
- Add choc chips and fold in with a spoon. Line a cast iron skillet with baking paper and pour mixture in.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until just golden brown. Tip: The cookie will continue to cook in the skillet after removing from the fire so be careful not to burn.
- Serve warm!
The little ones will have a lot of fun over the firepit with this one!
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 1.5 cups milk
- 2 tbs butter
- 2 tsp sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Jam or maple syrup for topping
- Long sticks
- Rub the butter through the flour until it is mixed well.
- Gradually add milk, salt, and sugar until it forms a dough.
- Divide into as many pieces as you need then roll out into along dough ‘snake’.
- Wind the dough around a clean, dry stick. Pinch at the top and bottom to secure.
- Carefully hold over the damper spirals over campfire to cook. Twirl around until each side is golden.
- Serve with jam or maple syrup.
It doesn't get much more indulgent than this. Cheeseburger heaven anyone?
- 4 cups plain flour
- 1 sachet dried yeast (7g)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 - 2 cups lukewarm water
- Pinch of caster sugar
- 500g of Mince
- 1 diced onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1tsp of dried oregano
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup American mustard
- 1.5 cups grated cheese
- 12-14 sliced pickles, diced
- To make the pizza dough, mix flour, salt, yeast and sugar together in a bowl.
- In a smaller bowl, combine water and oil then slowly stir into dough mixture to form a dough. Add more flour if too sticky.
- Knead until it comes together well then place aside, covered, to rest for 30 mins.
- While waiting for the dough to prove, cook the mince mixture in a frypan until browned.
- Once the dough is ready roll it out into a rectangle shape on a large wooden board.
- Start by layering on the 'cheeseburger filling' ingredients and top with mince mixture.
- Carefully roll the dough lengthways then cut 6 - 8 portions.
- Place a trivet in a 12 quart Camp Oven then line with baking paper. Add in scrolls (facing upright) and leave to rest for another 20 mins.
- Cook with coals on both the lid and underneath, checking and rotating every 5 - 10 mins to ensure it doesn't burn.
- Once browned, drizzle more tomato sauce and mustard on top. Serve warm!
This Rocky Road Recipe is a great one to do with the kids and is bound to satisfy those post-dinner (or midday) dessert cravings. *Warning, this dish is extremely delicious and will leave you wanting more.
- ½ bag marshmallows
- 1 bag mixed Allan’s lollies
- 200g dark chocolate bits
- ½ packet Milk Arrowroot Biscuits
- 100g peanuts
- Butter to grease
- 9 Quart Camp Oven
- Baking Tin
- Grease cake tin with butter.
- Chop all lollies into small pieces.
- Crush biscuits for a thin base, add lollies and marshmallows. Mix well together in a bowl.
- Stir through dark chocolate bits and peanuts.
- Add mixture to cake then place tin into camp oven. Bake over coals until golden brown (15-20 minutes).
BANANA BOAT SMORE'S
Big on fun and little on clean up, these Banana Boat S’mores are the perfect after dinner treat the whole family will love.
- 6 Bananas
- 1 pack mini marshmallows
- 1 pack chocolate chips
- Tin foil
- Serving spoon
- Camp grill
- Prepare fire. For best results create a flat bed of coals.
- Slice each banana down the center but do not cut all the way through.
- Spread apart and have the kids’ stuff with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. Close banana shut then place on a sheet of tin foil.
- Close the tin foil leaving the opening scrunched at the top.
- Place foil wrapped banana on bed of coals or camp grill.
- Once the chocolate has melted and the marshmallows are gooey, remove from fire.
- Carefully unwrap and let cool for a few minutes. Serve with a spoon.