I’m letting the kids cook today.
(I’m just feeling a bit lazy really…)
Well, the honest truth is that they are likely to get bored fairly quickly, but in theory this recipe is one that kids can pretty much manage with some supervision and a bit of adult help on the oven-front.
Crunchy Eggy Bread and Honey Glazed Carrots
You will need:
1) About 4 slices of bread (we’re using our homemade White that needs using up)
2) 2 large eggs
3) 1 generous mug full of cornflakes. (we’re using a mini cornflakes packet, it’s been sitting in the cupboard for AGES.)
4) 6 tbsp milk
5) 1 tsp flour
6) a pinch of paprika
7) A large carrot, cut into batons
8) some honey.
How to make it:
1) Preheat the oven to 200c. Cut the bread into chunky slices, then quarters (or cookie cutter shapes, if you fancy being creative!)
2) Now get the kids involved. Take a trusted child (ha ha) and let them mash the cornflakes in a bag until they are all crumbled up.
3) Crack the eggs into a big bowl, and add the milk, flour and paprika. Whisk until they’re all mixed together. Again, let the kids loose on this task.
4) Pour the egg mix into a shallow dish type thing (I’m using a Tupperware pot!), then lay the bread in the egg mix for two mins each side, to allow it to soak in.
5) Then, dip the bread into the cornflakes, so they get a nice coating. Put to one side, then line a baking sheet with paper, and place the bread on it. Bake for around 15-20 mins, flipping over about half way though.
6) Whilst the bread is baking, peel and chop the carrots and place in a saucepan of boiling water.
7) Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or so.
8) Drain, return the carrots to the saucepan, and add a small dollop of honey. The pan will still be hot, so it will melt it nicely. Stir into the carrots.
9) Remove the bread from the oven, and serve with the carrots and a small portion of side salad!
Total Cost: Roughly £1.50, so between three of us, 50p each.
The Verdict? As predicted, it was popular! I’m sure most parents know this already, but letting kids get involved with the cooking is always a winner (they seem to spend their time making sure you eat it all, rather than the other way round!) My kids are particuarly egg-phobic, so this is a good one for getting a bit of protein into them. It was tasty! A bit bland for adults, but I had mine with rocket and dressing, which livened it up a bit.