Kids in the kitchen

By admin
11 July 2013

Holiday activities: Beat boredom in the kitchen!. Just remember to keep a watchful eye. Today we're making pasta with tomato sauce and baking moon rocks.

PASTA WITH TOMATO SAUCE

YOU'LL NEED

water

½ teaspoon salt

pasta

TOMATO SAUCE

1 tablespoon oil

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 can chopped tomatoes

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon Italian herbs

Cheddar cheese

fresh herbs, such as basil, to garnish

WHAT TO DO

1 Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan.

2 Add the salt to the water.

3 Add the pasta and cook for 11 minutes, or according to packet instructions.

4 Drain pasta and put on a plate or bowl.

TOMATO SAUCE

1 Heat the oil.

2 Ask Mom to help peel and chop the garlic.

3 Fry the garlic in the oil.

4 Add the chopped tomatoes and stir.

5 Add the sugar and Italian herbs and stir.

6 Simmer for 10 minutes.

7 Spoon the sauce over the pasta and toss.

8 Grate Cheddar cheese and scatter over.

9 Chop fresh herbs such as basil and sprinkle on top.

MOON ROCKS

YOU'LL NEED

1½ cups self-raising flour

90 g soft butter

½ cup brown sugar

125 g raisins

pinch ground cinnamon

1 egg, whisked

WHAT TO DO

1 Preheat the oven to 200 °C.

2 Put the flour in a bowl.

3 Rub butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

4 Using your hands, mix in sugar and raisins.

5 Add the cinnamon and mix.

6 Add the whisked egg to the mixture.

7 Mix with a fork until well blended.

8 Press the mixture into a ball, using your hands.

9 Grease a baking sheet.

10 Divide the dough into 8-12 balls and shape them gently without making them too round or smooth – they must look like small rocks.

11 Place the balls on the baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

12 Leave the cakes to cool on a wire rack.

VARIATIONS Use 100 g chocolate or 125 g sugar sprinkles instead of raisins.

Recipes: Esther Malan. Pictures: David Briers.

For more fun activities to do with your kids, try:

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