As we enter the last two weeks of the summer holidays you may find yourself in the same boat as me and thats with restless children who are getting a little bit bored and a starting to crave having their old routine’s back.
We have had a really fun filled summer break and we still have a few more bits and pieces going but it’s more about keeping them entertained in-between when we are at home. They have amazing imaginations when it comes to playing games but they’re also just growing a little bored of each other – sister dramas have been going on!
Iceland challenged me to come up with a quick, easy recipe that can be done with the children to entertain them in these testing times so today that is exactly what we have done! Here are the three keen little chefs.
We (well I) decided on some fruity parcels, super easy to make!
Frozen just roll puff pastry
Fresh fruit, we went for sliced peaches, strawberries and blueberries but any would work
One egg – beaten
A little brown sugar
Allow the pastry to defrost at room temperature for 2-3 hours.
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6/200°c.
Roll out the pastry to about 1 cm thick.
I cut out rectangle shapes for the girls to make individual pastry’s and to show them where to keep the fruit I lightly marked out a smaller rectangle template which can then be filled with any fruit you like.
Brush the outside lightly with a little battered egg.
Sprinkle on some brown sugar (optional).
Pop them in the oven for about 15-20 mins or until the pastry has risen and is lightly browned.
Serve with a little ice-cream and its good to go!
Yummy, and as I said it was really simple for the kids to do themselves. Having something like frozen pastry in the freezer instantly gives you a number of quick dishes you can do with the little ones this summer so why not have a little treat!
What are your idea’s for keeping children busy for the last couple of weeks this summer holidays?
Disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with Iceland for their #PowerOfFrozen campaign.