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Kids Cooking: Four Chocolate Cupcakes

Four Little Chocolate Cupcakes

Just 4 Cupcakes...super easy to make!

Just 4 Cupcakes…super easy to make!

This recipe is just for kids! They can do this themselves, just help them with the oven. A simple recipe with pantry friendly ingredients and only a wooden spoon to mix. It makes just four little cupcakes, perfect for rainy days, school holidays or weekends. Have fun icing or decorating these!

Ingredients:
1/3 cup self raising flour
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 Tablespoon caster sugar
1 tablespoon butter/margarine (melted or very soft)
1 tablespoon milk (dairy, soy or other)
1 egg

Method:
1.Preheat oven to 170C

2. In a bowl combine flour, cocoa and sugar. Mix with a wooden spoon.

Mix flour, cocoa and sugar

Mix flour, cocoa and sugar

3. Add in the butter, milk and egg. Use the wooden spoon to mix.

Mix in the butter, milk and egg

Mix in the butter, milk and egg

4. Divide mixture among 4 cupcake wrappers. (It also makes about 6 patty cakes)

Makes 4 cupcakes!

Makes 4 cupcakes!

5. Bake for about 12 mins. (Don’t over bake or they will be too dry) Allow to stand in the tin for 5 minutes then cool on a wire rack.

6. Ice and decorate as you please! (Note: this is a very basic recipe, not too fancy, just for kids to make! If they prefer it sweeter, add an extra tablespoon of sugar, cocoa and milk!)

Decorate anyway you like....try chicks and rabbits!

Decorate anyway you like….try chicks and rabbits!

Home-Baked Chicken Nuggets

Home-Baked Chicken Nuggets

Home baked nuggets are much healthier, more cost effective and much tastier! You can use this recipe to make small nuggets or schnitzel sized dinner portions. You can also shallow fry these (hubby prefers them that way, but since I am watching his weight, he is more than happy to have this healthy version!) The kids will love these!

Healthy home baked chicken nuggets

Healthy home baked chicken nuggets

Ingredients:

2 large Chicken Breasts
Fresh Bread crumbs (Use 6 or so slices of any bread and process them in your food processor/chopper) or store bought bread crumbs are fine too! Multigrain bread works well. You can season this if you like.
4 eggs
2 teaspoons of minced garlic or 2 garlic gloves chopped
Plain flour
Oil for spraying (Any type)
Optional: Salt and Pepper, Paprika, Fresh or dried parsley (or other herbs and spices to taste) You may find kids like the least amount of these!

Method:
1. Preheat your oven to 190˚C

2. Slice the chicken breasts into small sizes. (Nugget shaped or whatever!) Then use a meat mallet to lightly flatten the chicken. (You don’t have to do this, just makes cooking faster)

Give the nuggets a good bash!

Give the nuggets a good bash!

3. Make egg mix: beat eggs. You can leave them as is or add in garlic and any herbs or spices.

Beat your eggs...you can season it with salt and pepper or herbs

Beat your eggs…you can season it with salt and pepper or herbs

4. Set up a station for crumbing! Dip each nugget into flour, then egg wash and finally bread crumbs.

Dip in flour, then egg and finally the crumbs

Dip in flour, then egg and finally the crumbs

5. Lay nuggets on a baking tray lined with paper. Spray each nugget with a spray of oil. (You can be generous with the oil or sparingly for a healthier nugget!)

Lay the nuggets on a tray and spray with oil

Lay the nuggets on a tray and spray with oil

6. Bake for 15 mins. Then turn each nugget over and spray again with oil. Bake for a further 15 mins or until lightly browned.

The more oil you spray on, the more golden your nuggets will be!

The more oil you spray on, the more golden your nuggets will be!

7. Serve with some aioli, tomato sauce or whatever you like!

These are also great for lunches, serve them alone, in sandwiches or wraps!

This is a super fun cooking activity for kids to make!

The kids will love helping you cook these!

The kids will love helping you cook these!