Easy recipes for kiddie chefs

On the occasion of Children’s Day today, see your little one's eyes sparkle with joy as you help him prepare these fuss-free recipes.
Easy recipes for kiddie chefs
(L) Oreo Truffle and (R) Apple Cookies

Chennai

OREO TRUFFLE
Ingredients:
Oreo Biscuit – 20 nos
Cream Cheese – 2 tbsps
White chocolate – 150 gms
Red food colour – ½ tsp
Sugar strands – 2 tbsps.
Method:
  • Take the oreo biscuits in the blender, blend it well to a fine powder.
  • Add in the cream cheese and blend it for a min.
  • Transfer it to a wide mouth bowl, roll it to a ball.
  • Divide it to small portions, spread a butter paper over the workspace.
  • Place a small ball, pat and spread it to a circle, cut it with heart shaped cookie cutter.
  • Remove it carefully to a plastic plate, continue with all the balls.
  • Heat 3 to 4 cups of water in a heavy bottomed kadai, grate the white chocolate, and transfer it to a bowl along with the food colour.
  • Keep the bowl in the center of the boiling water, keep on stirring until the chocolate melts.
  • Remove the bowl carefully, dip the heart shaped oreo biscuits to the chocolate, and be sure it is coated well.
  • Sprinkle sugar strands over the chocolate and refrigerate it for an hour.
LEMON POPPY SEEDS PANCAKE 
Ingredients:
Maida / All-purpose flour – 1 ½ cups
Egg – 1 no
Milk – 1 ¼ cup
Sugar – 4 tbsp
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
Poppy seeds – 1 ½ tsp
Baking powder – ½ tsp
Lemon Zest – ½ tsp (optional)
Vanilla extract – ½ tsp (optional)
Salt a pinch
Method:
  • Take all-purpose flour/maida, baking powder, salt, sugar, poppy seeds, lemon zest and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Mix them all together.
  • Beat the egg and milk, until fluffy in a separate bowl.
  • Add in the lemon juice to the flour and mix them.
  • Pour in the egg and milk mixture little by little and mix them well (be sure no lumps are formed).
  • Rest it for 5 mins.
  • Heat griddle with a tsp of butter and spoon the batter in the center of the griddle, wait until its cooked.
  • Sprinkle a tsp of butter all over the pancake, swap the side of the pancake and cook for few mins or until it turns golden brown. Serve hot with honey.
Recipes: Deepa of the blog www.madraasi.com
APPLE COOKIES 
Ingredients:
Apple – 1
Peanut Butter - 3 tbsp
Sugar Sprinkles – 1 tsp
Grated Chocolate – ½ tsp
Grated Almond – 1 tsp
Method:
  • Wash and cut the apples into ¼ inch circle like slices.
  • Remove the center portion of the apple using the knife without damaging the apple outsides.
  • Apply the peanut butter over the apple slices .
  • Then sprinkle the grated chocolates and sugar sprinkles.
  • Finally garnish with grated almonds.
Note:
  • What Toppings you want is your choice. You can use chocolate chips instead of grated chocolates. 
  • You can also use cashew nuts instead of almonds.
CHOCOLATE BREAD SANDWICH
Ingredients:
Bread Slices – 4
Grated Chocolate – 2 tbsp
Butter – 1 tsp
Method:
  • Cut out the edges of the bread slices.
  • Apply the butter on one side of the slices.
  • Fill 2 of the slices with grated chocolates.
  • Then close the chocolate filled slices with other slices. Now you can get 2 sandwiches.
  • Now heat the tawa and place the sandwiches and toast till they turns into golden color.
  • Then turn over the sandwiches and toast till the other side also turns into golden color.
  • Cut the slices diagonally and serve it immediately.
Note:
  • You can use chocolate sauce instead of grated chocolates.
Recipe: Durai Malarvizhi of the blog www.kurinjikathambam.com

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