Hi everyone, how are you doing this week we’ve had lots of fun making and eating yummy treats. We’ve partnered up with ye olde hotdogs who kindly gifted us a few tins to experiment with. I came up with some simple yet delicious meals the children can help you make. ive added a few ideas for leftovers too and some handy shortcuts. The recipes are easy to follow and will be fun to do as a family and even yummier to eat. Myself and the children love being in the kitchen its a really fun addition our a day and in a way preparing them for adulthood. I for one had no idea how to cook when I left home and im not entirely sure I do now haha.
The classic hotdog with salad and homemade no yeast buns
- 375g flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 75mls of a cup olive oil
- 180ml lukewarm water
- 1 tin of your fave ye olde hotdogs
- Add all your dry ingredients to the bowl.
- slowly stir in your olive oil and lukewarm water. I like to use a wooden spoon so do the children. add more flour if becomes soupy.
- Flour your hands and work surface and kneed the dough.
- Form into hotdog roll shapes
- Place onto an oven tray and bake until golden drown 20ish mins depending on your oven. ( you can brush with milk if you want too.
- While cooling down cook your hotdogs as instructed and prepare your salad ours was lettuce cucumber and tomatoes with a tiny bit of olive oil and salt but make how you and your family prefer.
- Assemble and enjoy.
Leftover hotdog buns make some yummy iced bun simple just add a layer of icing on the top maybe a tasty dessert.
Ye olde sausage rolls with an easy homemade pastry
- 400g flour
- 200g butter
- 2 or 3 tablespoons water or milk
- 1 x tin of your favourite Ye olde hotdogs
- 1 egg
- Sift the flour into the bowl.
- Cube the butter and add into the bowl with the flour.
- Rub together in the bowl until it resembles bread crumbs.
- Slowly add the water/milk and stir with a wooden spoon or your hands until all the mix comes together.
- On a floured surface roll out 6-8 rectangles.
- Place your hotdog onto the rectangle and fold over then trim the excess.
- Seal with a fork around the edges and score 3 times.
- Place on a baking tray. I like to put greaseproof paper down first so they don’t stick and make clean up even easier.
- Egg wash them and Bake in the oven on gas mark six for 18-20 mins.
- Leave for a good 10 mins and enjoy.
(To simplify just use shop-bought pastry and for the ketchup, lovers add a thin layer of ketchup under your hotdog yummy)
Leftover pastry can be made into easy jam tarts simply use a round cookie cutter to shape into circles. grease your muffin tin pop your pastry into each hole with 1 spoon of jam, lemon curd or marmalade and bake for 12 mins at gas mark 6.
Ye olde sort of carbonara the children favourite
- 1 tin of ye olde hotdogs
- 1 egg
- 30 parmesan cheese
- 150g spaghetti
- optional parsley I used 1 tablespoon dried
- Open and drain and chop your hotdogs.
- Put your hotdogs on your pasta sort of like when you’re making skewers spacing out however you like.
- Boil your hotdog pasta to the instructions.
- Whilst your pasta is boiling to a jug add 1 egg, cheese and parsley beat together with a fork add some pepper.
- Drain your pasta and pop back into the pan saving a half a cup of pasta water.
- Pour egg mixture onto the pasta and toss tightly until coated add a small amount of pasta water to loosen.
- Serve 😀
Well, I don’t know about you but this post is making me hungry im no chef but these meals are definitely a yummy treat. Its been a welcomed break from homeschooling and a great way to spend some quality time with the children too we had lots of fun and we hope you do too.
Thanks for reading