Organix – Rainbow Savoury Muffins Recipe

We are very lucky in that both Oliver and Leo will eat pretty much everything we serve them and that they tend to prefer fruit over sweet foods. Recently when the lovely people at Organix got in touch and asked if we wanted to try a recipe or two of theirs we jumped at the chance.

The first recipe we tried was their Savoury Muffin Recipe and when I first looked at the amount of ingredients involved I was a little concerned that the boys would struggle firstly with the making and then secondly the flavour and taste of them once cooked, however I needn’t have worried.

The Muffins were so easy to make and the kids loved making them and then eating them and here’s how you can make them too.

What You Need:

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 small carrot
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 2 tbps sweetcorn
  • 100g mature cheddar
  • 175ml milk (or dairy free alternative)
  • 1 large egg
  • 50ml olive oil

 

How To Make:

  • Step 1
    Preheat the oven to 200°C (Gas mark 6/400°F). Lightly brush 10 moulds of a 12 hole muffin tin with oil.
  • Step 2
    Measure and sift the flour into a large mixing bowl.
  • Step 3
    Prepare the vegetables – grate the carrot, finely chop the spring onion, de-seed and finely chop the red pepper. Add all of the vegetables to the flour. Grate the cheddar cheese, add it to the bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Step 4
    In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, egg and olive oil. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. Divide the mixture between the 10 oiled muffin tin moulds.
  • Step 5
    Bake for about 20 minutes until cooked through and golden brown.
  • Step 6
  • Cool on a wire rack.

 

Then all you have to do is eat these delicious treats. These are definitely something we will be making again when we have a party of event that needs that something different. I total they took less then an hour to make.

 

Decorating Chocolate Eggs

This is a great idea for children who are bored this Easter Holiday. 
Modelling chocolate or chocolate play doh is a craft Oliver loves doing with his Nanny. 
In this photo Olivers Nanny made simple flowers out of the chocolate play doh which Oliver then Stuck on to a Easter egg (which his Nanny made, however you can also use a ready made egg as well) using melted chocolate before cutting out some shapes himself to stick on..



To make modelling chocolate you need:

  • 20oz of melted chocolate (dont over melt it) 
  • 6oz of corn syrup which you can get from the baking section in most supermarket. 


What to do

  • Mix both together being careful not to over mix once it starts to come together wrap it in clingfilm and leave in the fridge to set over night the next day kneed the chocolate and your ready to go!! 

If you want coloured chocolate use white chocolate and add food dye. 

Enjoy! 

Warning it will melt quickly… 

Make Your Own Play Dough!


If like our boys, your children love to play with Playdoh you will know just how expensive it can get to replace the colours when the kids either mix the colours, embed the Playdoh into the carpet, or the favourite one in our house, leave the lid off and for it to go dry.

So imagine our delight, when, at Leo’s toddler group, they made their own Play Dough using ingredients that everyone has in their cupboards. 

We took the recipe home with us and we’ve made some at home and it cost us nothing, and the best bit is it cost us nothing! That’s right nothing! We had all the ingredients in our cupboard. It was so easy too. 

Here’s how to make your own Play Dough:


What you need:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1 table spoon of oil
  • Food colouring


What to do:

  1. Pour all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl 
  2. Add the cup of water
  3. Add the tablespoon of oil
  4. Add a food colour if your choice of colour 
  5. Mix all ingredients together until a smooth mixture (similar to that of custard) we found a fork was better for getting the smooth mixture then a spoon. 
  6. Once you have a smooth mixture, cover the bowl and put in the microwave for two minutes. 
  7. Remove from microwave and check under the top layer, if it is still runny then put back in the microwave for another minute. 
  8. Once cooked and Playdoh like then leave to cool in bowl
  9. It is now ready to play with. 


We made Blue, Red and Green (although it turned out a yellowish colour). 


The boys loved making it and also playing with it. 


If you have a go let us know how you get on. 

Modelling Chocolate

  
Written by Mummymiles

Modelling chocolate or chocolate play doh is a craft Oliver loves doing with my mum.

In this photo my mum made simple flowers out of the chocolate play doh which Oliver then Stuck on to a Easter egg (which my mum made) using melted chocolate before cutting out some shapes himself to stick on..

To make chocolate play doh you need:

  • 20oz of melted chocolate (dont over melt it) 
  • 6oz of corn syrup which you can get from the baking section in Asda. 

Mix both together being careful not to over mix once it starts to come together wrap it in clingfilm and leave in the fridge to set over night the next day kneed the chocolate and your ready to go!! 

If you want coloured chocolate use white chocolate and add food dye. Enjoy! 

Warning it will melt quickly… 

How to Make the Perfect Cake Pops

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How to make the perfect cake pops..

Cake pops are a great addition to any party kids or adults alike.

They also make great gifts for the kids to take into school to celebrate their birthday with their class mates or just simply to make on a rainy afternoon to make the kids amused.

Once completing these steps the cakes will last a good few weeks in the freezer so ideal to make ahead of time.

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Equipment Needed: 

  • A cake pop maker or silicon mould
  • Electric mixer
  • Bowl
  • Scales

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Caster Sugar
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Vanilla flavouring
  • Chocolate
  • Lolly pop sticks

The best way to get a great mixture for your cake pops is to start by weighing your eggs.

Two  eggs should be enough to make about 16 cake pops.

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Once you weight your eggs you then use that weight for all your other ingredients (apart from vanilla flavouring) So for example if your eggs come to 120g you will need 120g of caster sugar, flour and butter.

Once you have every weighed out you’re ready to start.

Start by adding the butter and Caster sugar to the bowl and whisking until nice and fluffy.
Create a well in the middle of the mixture and add one egg.
This is the important bit to create the light texture you need to whisk just the egg until it starts turning white then gently start whisking in the mixture by moving the whisk in bigger circles around the bowl.

Repeat with the second egg

Add a splash of vanilla flavouring

Pour in the flour and give the mixture a quick whisk, not too long otherwise you will knock all the air out of it.

That’s your mixture complete

If using a cake pop machine you need to very lightly grease the plates you can use a spray oil or normal oil and rub on with a piece of kitchen towel ( before your turn it on).

I use a small ice cream scoop to make sure the cakes come out even and for the best results to slightly over fill each “hole”.

The silicon moulds are pretty much the same but go in the oven make sure you place the moulds on a baking tray before filling with mixture.
Once cooked (about 10 minutes) remove from machine/moulds and leave to cool.

Melt some chocolate in the microwave.

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Use a lolly pop stick to poke a hole in the cake then remove the stick dip it in the melted chocolate and place back into the hole you made. Repeat for all cakes.

Once completely cooled wrap up well and store in a plastic box in the freezer. After a few hours they will be ready to decorate or if your making a head of time they will last a few weeks in the freezer but Before decorating let the cake defrost for a bit at room temperature.

Pink Angel Trifle

A Great Dessert for all the family.  
Pink Angel Trifle’s 
These trifle type desserts started off as a “Diet” dessert but have quickly become a big hit with all the family and being low in sugar makes them all the better.

The Trifle is so simple to make and a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen.

  


To make them you need: 

  • Hartley’s Sugar Free Jelly Crystals
  • Strawberry Angel Delight (no added sugar) 
  • Semi Skimmed or Almond milk 
  • Fruit of your choice tinned or Fresh ( we love fresh Water melon) 
  • Spray Cream
  • Gullon Sugar free Maria biscuits (optional) 

Start by chopping the melon and dividing between the glasses. 
Make up the jelly according to the pack then pour over the fruit.
Place in fridge and leave to set for about 2 hours.

Make up Angel Delight according to the pack if using Almond Milk add about 50ml less otherwise the Angel delight will not set. 
Spoon the mixture on top of the Jelly and return to the fridge. 
Before serving add the Spray cream and Biscuits. 
You can experiment and add lots of different Toppings, what would you choose? 

Filo Pastry Tarts

  
These are a great snack for lunch time and are very simple to make Or serve with some butternut chips and salad for a nice dinner the whole family will enjoy. They can also be made with different fillings. 
You will need:

  • 1/4 of ready made filo pastry (cut into 4 equal parts) then unrolled and cut in half again (you only need one half of this) and then in half again to make little square sheets.
  • 15g Melted Butter 
  • 30g Protein Cheese grated 
  • 6 Cherry Tomatoes cut in half 
  • 2 Eggs lightly whisk 
  • 3 Heck Sausages 
  • Pure sunflower oil spray 

  

    How to make:

    • To start spray one spray of the sunflower oil into each of the muffin tin cups. 
    • Layer the filo pastry brushing with a little bit of the melted butter between layers. I used 4 layers per Tart.
    • Add the sausages and cherry tomatoes dividing them between the 6. Once the fillings are in carefully pour in the egg mixture and top with the cheese. Season to personal taste 
    • Cook for about 15/20 mins in a pre heated oven. 

    The tarts can then be enjoyed hot or cold. 

    Make Your Own Pizza Boats

      
    It’s always hard to come up with different and fun stuff for the kids to eat. This is a idea I came across on social media which I added my own twist too, even better it’s low in Weight Watchers SP which is great for me. They are so Simple to make and something the kids can help you with which Oliver loved doing. 

      
    You need

    • Old El Paso Stand and fill cases 
    • Tomatoes passata
    • Grated cheese 
    • Seasoning of your choice 

    Then your choice of Pizza topping 

      

    Some ideas

    • Ham and pineapple 
    • Peppers, onions, courgette
    • Mushrooms and sweet corns, Bar b q chicken Anything that u normally have on your pizza. 

    How to make your pizza boats:

    Place the Tomatoes passata in a pan and add any seasoning you like. Bring to the boil to reduce down this takes about 5/10mins.

    Cook the fillings so if you are having chicken cook this is the normal way. Veg cook in a frying pan to soften a bit etc.  
    Then it’s a simple case of putting the pizza boats together.
    Start with the passata making start you spread it on the side of the cases. Sprinkle over the cheese.
    Assemble the fillings.

    Then we top ours off with some more cheese.

    Place in the oven for about ten minutes until the cheese is melted. We serve ours with butternut chips and a nice salad. They also keep for a few days so are great for lunches. 

    Enjoy 🙂