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Cooking and Baking with kids

  • toffee apple cake

    Toffee apple cake

    A dash of cinnamon and chewy toffee make this moist toffee apple cake really special. Great served as a dessert with custard or in slices with a cup of something hot. Ideal for a Halloween treat or Bonfire night supper. Preparation time: Less than 30 mins Cooking time: 30 mins to 1 hour Serves: 6

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    Ways to get your kids to eat more veg

    Ways to get your kids to eat more veg

    Some kids love veg. They happily hoover up their greens with gusto. I’m sure these amazing youngsters exist, but I don’t know any personally. Most kids I know of are at best ambivalent about their veg, at worst positively opposed to the very idea. My own two have their favourites – quite inexplicably both will

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    encouraging children to try different food

    Encouraging children to try different foods

    As adults we all know what a healthy and balanced diet should look like. However, encouraging children to try different foods is not always easy. Some are just naturally picky, while others can be scared of trying new tastes. Here are a few simple tips that should make mealtimes a more pleasant experience. Make it

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    Mary berry lemon drizzle traybake

    Mary berry lemon drizzle traybake

    This really is our top favourite. It is always moist and crunchy. The cake needs to be still warm when the topping is added so that it absorbs the lemon syrup easily, leaving the sugar on top. Do allow the cake to cool a little though – if it is too hot the syrup will

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    Mary Berry's cake tips

    Mary Berry’s cake tips

    Cooking programmes like “The Great British Bake Off” make cake-baking look easy, but really it’s a scientific process. As I’m sure many bakers know, it’s extremely easy for a cake to go wrong but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t all have a go! Mary Berry’s cake tips will help with the most tricky cake fails so

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    Strawberry trifle

    Strawberry trifle

    With an abundance of Strawberrys around at the moment why not try this delicious, easy Strawberry trifle recipe. This is a perfect recipe for a treat after dinner or a BBQ party. If children are eating the trifle just leave out the alcohol. Ingredients * 1 punnet strawberries (you can use any soft fruit but

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