Recipes: Kids’ breakfast treats
Recipes: Kids’ Breakfast Treats. With schools reopening, breakfast ideas for kids is all a parent can think of. Here are some yummy breakfast options to choose from.
With schools reopening, breakfast ideas for kids is all a parent can think of. Here are some yummy breakfast options to choose from. Make them wholesome by adding some fresh vegetables, fruit and eggs or paneer. Kiss the morning school-time blues goodbye with these tasty treats.
Whole-wheat flour 11/2 cups
Instant yeast 1 tsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Milk ½ cup
Water ½ cup
Butter 1 tbsp
Nutella 4 tbsps
Fresh fruit 11/2 cup
(use mango, banana, strawberries, apples or any other firm seasonal fruit)
Warm the water and the milk to the same temperature used to set yogurt. Add the sugar and yeast, stir and set aside till the mixture is frothy and doubles up. This should take about 10-15 minutes
The yeast must activate for this recipe. If the yeast does not froth, the pizza won’t be puffy and soft.
Mix the flour with the salt. Add the milk and yeast mixture to the flour and knead into a dough. It should be softer than chapati dough, but not soggy.
Put the dough onto a surface with some dry flour and knead it gently for 3-4 minutes till it becomes soft and spongy. Add the butter and knead it completely.
Put it in a clean bowl, cover with foil or a damp clean towel and let it rise to double, for about 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 200 C. Prepare a baking sheet by brushing it with vegetable oil.
Divide the doubled up dough into two or three parts. Make it into a round ball and flatten gently. Sprinkle with some dry flour and roll into a round, like a roti. The thickness of this should be about an inch. Prick it with a fork and place it on the baking sheet.
Repeat with the remaining dough and place on the baking sheet so that the pizzas don’t touch each other.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool for 6-7 minutes.
Spread nuttella on the top of the cooked pizza, arrange fresh cut fruit on top. Cut into triangles and serve immediately.
Paneer and Vegetable Subway Sandwich
Subway Rolls 2
Butter 2 tbsps
Crumbled paneer 1 cup
(can substitute with boiled shredded chicken or tofu)
Onion ¼ cup
Assorted Vegetables ½ cup
(use finely chopped coloured peppers, tomato, grated carrot, peas, sweet corn kernels, beans, etc)
Garam Masala powder a pinch
Salt and pepper To taste
Tomato Sauce 2 tbsps
Fresh coriander leaves small bunch
Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a pan and saute the onions. Add the finely chopped vegetables and saute on medium heat for 5-6 minutes or till they are almost cooked.
Add the crumbled paneer / shredded boiled chicken or tofu.
Sprinkle the garam masala on the mixture, salt and pepper and mix. Mix in the fresh coriander leaves.Turn off the heat and allow to cool slightly.
To assemble the subway sandwich, slit the roll along the length and toast till lightly golden on a tava.
Apply the remaining butter to the roll and fill half the paneer mixture onto the roll and press down gently. drizzle some tomato sauce on top and cover with the other part of the roll. Serve with sauce on the side.
Wholewheat bread roll 2
Boiled Eggs 2
Mayonnaise 2 tbsps
Tomato Sauce 1 tbsp
Cucumber ¼ chopped fine
Tomato ½ chopped fine
Coriander leaves a small bunch
Salt and pepper to taste
Chop the boiled eggs into medium pieces, toss with the chopped cucumber and tomato in a bowl.
Add the mayonnaise, tomato sauce, fresh coriander leaves and salt and pepper and gently mix.
Slice the rolls in two lengthwise, gently warm them on a tava. Place a few spoonfuls of the filling along the length of the roll.
Cover with the other half. Secure with a toothpick. Serve with some tomato sauce on the side.
This mixture can also be used to stuff a paratha or roti like a frankie and served.