Strawberry Recipes for Kids

Are you looking for Strawberry Recipes for Kids... It's that time of year again when your garden is over flowing with strawberries, and you want to use up the excess.

Strawberries are little bite size treats that kids love to pick, and eat as they make lovely Strawberry Delights.

Here are a few of our favorite Strawberry Recipes for kids to make, they are simple enough for even the smallest member of your family will want to join in.

Strawberry Cupcakes

Using small paper cases and allowing the sponge to flow over the top so that you can slice the top off and sandwich it with strawberries and cream.

They are great for kids parties or an afternoon tea party.

To make 12 cupcakes you will need:-

115g Unsalted Butter

115g Caster Sugar

2 Eggs

115g Self-Raising Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

2 Tablespoons Strawberry Jam

180ml Double Cream

225g Strawberries, Thickly Sliced

Icing Sugar, for Dusting

Preheat the oven to180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.

Beat the butter and sugar together until they become light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs one at a time.

Combine the flour and baking powder and sift into the mixture. Fold in, then stir in the vanilla extract.

Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake in the preheated oven for about 17 minutes until risen and golden.

Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool.

To decorate, using a serrated knife, carefully slice the top off each cake down to the level of the paper case.

Spread each cake with about 1/2 Teaspoon of jam.

Whip the cream and spoon on top of the jam-covered cakes, then top with the sliced strawberries.

Replace the top of each cake and dust with icing sugar.

Strawberry Milkshake

This is a Healthy Drink that Kids Love to Make.

This Recipe will serve 2 and you will need:-

250g Ripe Strawberries

1 Ripe Banana

175ml Chilled Milk

Wipe the strawberries and carefully remove the green stalks.

Put the strawberries in a blender or food processor, peel the banana and cut into slices.

Put the banana in the blender and add the milk.

Put the lid on your blender and secure tightly, blend until the mixture is smooth and foaming.

This Strawberry Milk is so much better than shop bought, you could also add some ice cream on special occasions as a treat.

Cold Strawberry Soup

This soup is great on a hot needs very ripe and juicy fruit and is very quick and easy to make.

This Recipe will serve 4

500g Ripe Strawberries

250g Plain Yogurt

1 Tablespoon Clear honey

4 Fresh Mint Leaves

A pinch of Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

4 Ice Cubes

Pinch out the green tops from the strawberries with your fingers and put the fruit into a blender, and add the yogurt, honey and mint.

Add a pinch of salt and about 3 grinds of black pepper in your pepper mill.

Blend the mixture, very quickly as you only want the fruit to become a thick coarse puree rather than a milkshake.

Taste your soup and see if it requires anymore honey, pepper or salt.(to your liking)

If you are serving straight away, add the ice cubes and served in chilled bowls, with a sprint of mint.

You can store overnight in jug, tightly covered in the refrigerator.

Strawberry Shortbread Tarts

Great Strawberry Recipes for kids to make when they have friends round..many of my friends have had the kids make these when the have a kids cooking party.

To make 4 to 6 tartlets you will need:-

230g Plain Flour

70g Icing Sugar

170g Unsalted Butter

2 Large Egg Yolks

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

500g Fresh Strawberries

230g Raspberry Jelly

A little Butter for greasing

Put the flour and icing sugar into a large sieve set over a bowl and sift to remove any lumps.

Tip the mixture into a food processor and cut the butter into small pieces and add to the food processor.

Turn on your blender and blend until there are no lumps and it looks like fine breadcrumbs.

Add the 2 egg yolks and vanilla, blend again until the dough sticks together like a ball.

Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Divide the dough into 4 or 6 pieces (as you can make either 4 larger or 6 smaller tarts.).

Lightly grease a baking sheet and roll your pieces of dough into small balls and place them on the baking sheet with enough space between them to spread.

Flatten each ball of shortbread with your fingers until it is about 7mm thick and pinch the edges to make them pretty.

Prick the base all over with a fork, and chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven to180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and then bake the shortbread for 20 minutes until they are lightly golden in color.

Leave to cool on the tray, whilst you prepare the strawberry topping.

Check the strawberries are clean and bruise free, leave them whole and remove any green stalk.

Spoon the jelly into a saucepan and add 1 tablespoon of water and heat gently, stirring with a wooden spoon.

The solid jelly will melt,remove from the heat before it comes to the boil.

Place each shortbread base on a plate and with a brush with a little jelly syrup and arrange the strawberries on the base and brush them with some more syrup and leave to set..

They are best eaten on the same day, but you could make the shortbread the day before.

And if you are thinking of allowing the kids to make these at their cooking party then I would make the dough before they arrive so that it has rested.

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