Inspire your little master chefs with these 5 stay-home recipes
Having to prepare three meals a day for your kids can be exhausting, especially since the little ones are staying home more than usual.
Instead of mum or dad always being the chef, why not have your children whip out delicious meals of their own with some simple stay-home recipes?
Every recipe on this list is perfect for young chefs with big appetites and creative minds. Grab your pots and pans, and let’s get cooking with your young ones!
Top 5 stay-home recipes kids will enjoy
1. Mr Ping’s Secret Ingredient Noodle Soup from Kung Fu Panda
When Mr Ping revealed that the secret ingredient was nothing at all, you know that every bowl of his beloved noodle soup is a labour of love.
Ever wondered what went into a bowl of Mr. Ping’s hearty noodles? Recreate the dish that bonded Po and Mr. Ping with these ingredients:
- Canola oil
- Chicken broth
- ½ Cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 2 packets of egg / chow mein noodles
Follow these steps:
- Dice onions, carrots and celery into bite-sized portions
- Mince garlic to a paste.
- Put all ingredients into a pot and cook until vegetables turn soft.
- Add a dash of salt and pepper.
- When you call smell the fragrance of onion and garlic, add chicken stock and water in and bring mixture to a boil
- Add soy sauce and noodles to the mix. Cook for 5 to 10 more minutes
- Serve immediately.
The flavour of the soup largely depends on the quality of your chicken stock. If you don’t have time to prepare homemade chicken stock, consider using chicken bouillon cubes instead.
2. Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream-in-a-bag
Singapore’s heat is frustratingly intense for adults and children alike, so why not cool off with some easy homemade ice cream?
The standard recipe calls only for milk, but you can switch the flavours up a little by adding a sweeter twist. Raspberry Swirl, for example, is a local favourite you can easily recreate at home with your young ones.
To do so, you’ll need:
- 1 cup half-and-half cream
- ½ cup of fresh raspberries or raspberry puree
- ¼ cup fine white sugar
- 2 tablespoons of evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3-4 cups crushed ice
- 1/3 cup white salt or rock salt
Half-and-half cream refers to a mixture that is half-milk and half-cream.
If you’re not sure or don’t wish to take the extra effort, using milk itself works fine too. Take note that rock salt tends to work better than standard table salt. It’s also best to stick with fine, granulated sugar rather than “chunkier” types like brown sugar.
3. Baymax marshmallow cupcakes
The adorable Baymax from Big Hero Six is back to win not only hearts but stomachs too.
Baymax cupcakes will not only leave smiles and giggles on your young ones, but also leave them wanting more of these sweet treats. Best of all, they’re really simple to create so kids can join in the baking fun!
To make some Baymax cupcakes, you’ll need:
- Cupcake mix / boxed cupcakes
- Marshmallow frosting
- Black decorating gel / dark chocolate
Follow these steps:
- Bake cupcakes at 200 degrees Celsius for 10 to 12 minutes
- When cupcakes are ready, leave to cool for a while
- Pipe marshmallow frosting on top of the cupcakes
- Squeeze two dots of black decorating gel / dark chocolate on one of the flat ends of a marshmallow.
- Connect the dots to create a line between the two dots.
- Allow the gel or chocolate to dry slightly for a few minutes
- Repeat step 4 to 6 for each cupcake
- Cut another marshmallow into 3 portions for Baymax’s arms
- Assemble the head and arms onto each cupcake. Make sure that these parts stick well to the frosting.
- Repeat step 9 for each cupcake.
4. Olaf Bento Boxes
Let the magic of Frozen help your child to comfortably return to school with nutritious lunchboxes inspired by the enchanted snowman Olaf.
Olaf’s whiteness offers plenty of choices for assembling your child’s unique Frozen lunchbox. Use a white corn tortilla for a crisp treat, mould rice into Japanese onigiri or even use lighter-hued vegetables or fruits to the same effect.
Olaf constantly daydreams about summer too, so be sure to prepare some freshly-cut fruits or refreshing bites to let your child shake off the summer heat!
5. Princess Hotdogs
Being cooped up at home all day is so Rapunzel. Why not have your young ones spend the day making hotdogs fit for the trapped princess?
Young ones not fans of Rapunzel? have them try their hand at Elsa, Ariel, Belle, Pochantas and Merida hotdogs too!
Princess hotdogs are easy to make for kids of any age – simply prepare a hotdog of adequate length, and add facial features and hair with a condiment of your choice. Kids get to be as creative as they want, and everyone gets to enjoy delicious hotdogs!
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