This recipe is adapted from the kids cookbook:
Hood #2 got this as a gift when he was learning to read – an avid short chef and initially a reluctant reader (all that has changed!). Nothing like a cookbook to get a guy to read!!!
Since then we have used it extensively and here are se7en yummy things we like:
- Stripey Cheese Toast;
- Chicken Dippers with Salsa;
- Spicey Tortillas;
- Quick Cheese and Chive Bread;
- Watermelon Lollies;
- But the recipe that has stood the test of time has been the Bread Sticks…
We make these once or twice a week, it is my I need to get a few things done so why don’t you guys make supper… recipe. Funnily enough there is never a complaint and I serve them along side whatever we are eating.
So lets meet the players:
- 500 g plain bread flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon yeast
- 1 teaspoon castor sugar
- 300 ml milk
And Play the Game:
Step 1: Place all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Step 2: Warm the milk, we just microwave on high for a minute. It is meant to be warm, not hot.
Step 3: Mix the milk into the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon and then bring the mixture together, into a dough.
Step 4: Knead the dough for about five minutes, until it is stringy and elastic. Then cover it with cling film and let it rise for about 45 minutes.
Step 5: Once it has rested, then knead it again for about five minutes.
Then chop it into enough pieces for everybody to have a couple to play with.
Step 6: We usually have a savory topping: Today it was cheddar, parmesan, herbs and paprika;
and a sweet topping: sugar and cinnamon and raisins.
Let them push and prod and poke to their hearts content.
Someone was exclusively feasting!
And someone finally lost a tooth – while kneading… luckily we found it again!
Leave them to rest and rise for about 20 minutes on the greased baking tray… this is the time to send everyone round the house in a scurry to tidy before supper…
Step 7: Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 6 minutes. They are really quick – by the time everyone has sat at the table they are ready to serve. We guzzle them up as soon as they are cool enough to touch…
Yum, Yum, Have Fun!