The author of 20 bestselling books, Annabel Karmel is the UK’s ultimate mum, with advice for every stage of your child’s development, particularly when it comes to nutrition, and what better way to make food fun with your children than by cooking with them this Father’s Day?
“Cooking is a great way to boost your child’s confidence and inspire creativity, and they can start from a much younger age than you think. Tasks such as cracking eggs and stirring are well within the capabilities of a young child and it is amazing how being involved in the planning and preparation of a meal can stimulate a child’s appetite. Involving children at this young age in the making of their own food, and giving them some choice and therefore some independence, is often a great way to get fussy eaters interested in the food that they have helped make and choose. As children get older you can get them more involved in the weighing and measuring of ingredients as well as pouring, mixing and spreading and most importantly licking the bowl when finished!”
This no-cook pud is crunchy and smooth- and deliciously sweet; great one to make with the kids as a treat!
You will need:
– Four small scoops of strawberry ice cream
– Sprigs of mint
– Two meringue shells
– 200g (7 oz) Strawberries
– Break the meringue into small pieces.
– Hull the strawberries; mash half of them and slice the rest.
– Fill two glasses with layers of mashed and sliced strawberries, ice cream, and meringue pieces.
– Finish off with a spoonful of ice cream and mashed strawberries. Decorate each glass with a sprig of mint, and then serve!
Strawberry Cream Surprise is from Children’s First Cookbook by Annabel Karmel and is published by Dorling Kindersley (£7.99).
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