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Cooking with the kids

Are you looking for super easy recipes to make with the kids? Or maybe you, like me, aren’t much of a baker but love cake?

I asked Kerrie from Crumbdidilyumptious to give me a couple of tasty treat ideas.

Cookie pizza


  • 185g butter
  • softened 185g golden caster sugar (or normal if you can’t get golden)
  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten 
  • 2tsp vanilla extract 
  • 335g self raising flour or plain
  • 3tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp salt 200g chocolate chips (optional) 


You can use anything you fancy here. Mini marshmallows, fruit, sprinkles. 


  • Wash your hands 👋🏼 
  • Heat oven to 180c 160c fan
  • Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl using an electric whisk or mixer
  • Pour in eggs and vanilla mixing until well combined 
  • Sift in flour and salt and fold (it’s a dough so it might look a bit crumbly it will come together) 
  • Now comes the messy bit, dig your hands in and empty onto a bit of grease proof paper or tin foil, squish it and shape it into a cookie shape (if you need more than one split it into 2 or 3 to each have one to decorate or make it half and half) 
  • If it’s really soft pop it in fridge for 30 mins 
  • Pop on a baking tray 
  • Bake for 25 mins until golden and still a little wobbly in middle
  • Leave it to cool for a couple of minutes then top it
  • Melt your chocolate in microwave for 30 secs, stir and continue at 30 sec intervals till completely melted and pour over cookie 
  • Add your other bits 
  • Cut off a slice and enjoy while it’s still warm 

Mini pancake muffins 


  • 135g plain flower
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar 
  • 130ml milk 
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp melted butter (allowed to cool slightly) or olive oil 


Fruit, chocolate, sprinkles, bacon – whatever you fancy


  • Preheat oven to 180c or 150 fan 
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl.
  •  In a separate bowl or jug, lightly whisk together the milk and egg, Then whisk in the melted butter
  • Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and, using a fork, beat until you have a smooth batter. Any lumps will soon disappear with a little mixing
  • Let the batter stand for a few minutes
  • Grease a mini muffin tin or use cupcake cases 
  • Fill with batter and add your toppings 
  • Bake until tops spring back around 15/20 mins 

Check out Kerrie’s amazing cakes on her Facebook page

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