#CookingWithKids – Super Easy Jammy Buns….

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We've had a baking afternoon today in an effort to keep the kids entertained while the rain continues outside!  We decided to make jammy buns first of all because (a) they're super easy to make, (b) they're delicious and (c) they're super easy to make. ;-) Jammy buns You need: 8 oz self raising flour 4 oz sugar 3 oz butter or margarine a little bit of milk to mix jam * Rub the butter into the flour until it looks a bit like breadcrumbs. * Add the sugar and mix it in. * Mix it together with a spoonful of milk at a time until the mixture looks like a stiff dough. * Roll the … [Read more...]

Recipe for home made play dough….

Homemade play dough creation

The six weeks holiday are here again and for those people with kids, you'll understand my dilemma with how to keep them occupied for the next month or so. My first idea is home made play dough, which should keep them quiet for a couple of hours. I always find it keeps them quieter if we have a theme when we are playing with play dough, like a shop and all the things we make go in the shop. Then when they're bored with making things they can play shops with the things that they have made. Homemade Play Dough Recipe 2 cups water 1 cup salt food colouring 4 tsp. cream of tartar (you can … [Read more...]

Homemade ice lolly recipes (for kids and for grown ups)….

Amazing ideas for homemade ice lollies

Its so hot outside isn’t it? Normally in this weather we spend a fortune on ice creams and ice lollies for the kids but I've decided that this summer we'll make our own ice lollies.  This should not only save a fortune but our own lollies will be much healthier (in theory ;-)). Homemade Ice Lolly Ideas for the kids Not an ice lolly as such but you could freeze bananas, either in or out of their skins. Try freezing some Angel delight in lolly moulds, as we've done in the rocket lolly moulds above. You can freeze those little fromage frais pots, pop a lolly stick in the pot before you … [Read more...]

Half price Family railcard….

There is a special offer running between 24 July and 21 August for a half price family and friends railcard. This means that for just £13.00 you get a full years worth of discounted rail travel.All you need to do is go to http://www.familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk/ and enter the promotional code DAILYM09, then you get a year’s worth of discounted travel for £13.The website says:Where ever you’re going, take your Family & Friends Railcard with you to save on rail fares. As long as you have at least one child travelling with you, you’ll qualify for Family & Friends Railcard discounts.A Family & … [Read more...]