When you organize a party for your kids, you should also pay attention to the food you’ll serve them. Remember that the chosen food should be relatively healthy and yummy at the same time!
No ideas of what to serve? Here a couple of ideas:
Little fairy cakes
You’ll need one and a half cup of self-raising flour, one cup of plain flour, one cup of caster sugar, 150 g of unsalted butter, 2/3 cups of milk, three eggs, grated zest of one lemon, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, strawberry or raspberry jam, thickened cream.
Preheat your oven to 180 °C. Line a 12-hole cupcake pan with paper cases. Place the flours, sugar, butter, milk, eggs, zest and vanilla in large bowl. Using electric heaters, beat on low speed until combined. Then increase the speed and wait for the mixture to thicken. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases. Bake for twenty-five minutes until the cakes are risen and golden.
Warm the jam until it melts. Cut off the top of the cake, and then cut it in two. Brush each cake with the molten jam and top it off with whipped cream. Place the two pieces of cakes at the sides, like wings.
Fruit kebabs with chocolate dipping sauce
You’ll need small pieces of pear, banana, strawberry, orange (let the kids choose), 300 ml of pouring cream, one teaspoon of grated orange rind, one teaspoon of orange juice, 250 g of block milk chocolate broken into squares.
Thread small pieces of fruit on to mini bamboo skewers. In a small cooking pan, combine the pouring cream, grated orange rind and orange juice. Bring it just to the boil, then add the milk chocolate. Remove the pan from the heat, wait a couple of minutes until the chocolate is melted, then stir the mixture until it’s smooth. Pour the warm sauce into a bowl and serve immediately.
Also the adults at the party can enjoy this, especially when you replace the milk chocolate by dark one, and substitute the juice for an orange liqueur like Mandarin Napoleon.
You’ll need half a cup of fresh white breadcrumbs, 1/3 cup of milk, 500 g of pork and veal or chicken and herb sausages, a small onion, two eggs, two sheets of frozen puff pastry (just thawed), sesame seeds to sprinkle, tomato sauce or ketchup to serve.
Put breadcrumbs and milk in a bowl and set aside until the milk is absorbed. Remove the casings of the sausages and place them in a food processor, with the crumbs, onion and egg. When they are mixed, cover the mixture and refrigerate for thirty minutes.
Place a sheet of pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut horizontally into two. Spoon a quarter of the mixture along the center of each piece of pastry. Fold over the long side, brush with egg, then fold the other side to enclose (slightly overlapping) to form a sausage.
Place the rolls in the oven, which is preheated to 180 °C and bake for half an hour.
Serve warm with the tomato sauce.