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Recipe for Custard Slices

Childrens party Ideas | kids party recipes | Kids Party Recipe | Custard Slice

CRUST:

  • 1 roll of bought puff pastry

FILLING:

  • 45ml (3 Tablespoons) cornflour
  • 750ml (3 cups) milk
  • 45ml (3 Tablespoons) Huletts White Sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) butter
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla essence OR almond essence

VANILLA GLACÉ ICING:

  • 250ml (1 cup) Huletts Icing Sugar
  • 30ml hot water Pinch of salt
  • 2ml vanilla essence A popular alternative to the puff pastry case is to use cream crackers - just as delicious, but without the baking.
  • Cut the pastry into two equal sheets and place onto baking paper. Prick the pastry a few times.
  • Chill the pastry and then bake it in a very hot oven (230ºC) for 10 minutes.
  • Leave to cool before filling.

FILLING:

  • Mix the cornflour with a little of the milk.
  • Heat the rest of the milk, sugar and salt to boiling point. Add the cornflour mixture, stir well and cook until thick.
  • Add the hot mixture to the beaten eggs, stir and heat together until the mixture just reaches boiling point. Remove from the heat and add the butter and flavouring.
  • Leave until well cooled and spread the filling on one crust, placing the other on top.

VANILLA GLACÉ ICING:

  • Mix the hot water and icing sugar. Add the salt and essence and beat until smooth.
  • Drizzle the icing over the tart and cut into squares just before serving.
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Recipe for Easy Swiss Roll

Childrens party Ideas | kids party recipes | Kids Party Recipe | Easy Swiss Roll

  • 125ml (½ cup) cake flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 10ml (2 teaspoons)
  • lemon juice
  • 125ml (½ cup) Huletts White Sugar
  • 3ml (½ teaspoon) vanilla essence
  • 90ml (6 Tablespoons) apricot jam.
  • Sift together the flour and salt.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff, then beat in the egg yolks. Beat the lemon juice, sugar and vanilla gradually into the eggs.
  • Sift the dry ingredients in thin layers over the egg mixture and fold in lightly with a metal spoon. Repeat until all the ingredients have been used.
  • Pour the batter along the length of a 23cm x 33cm pan lined with greaseproof paper. Press the paper down and hold the pan at an angle so that the batter will spread evenly. Level lightly if necessary. The batter should be 5mm thick, so that when baked, the cake will not be more than 12mm thick.
  • Bake in a hot oven (200ºC) for 10 - 12 minutes. Then turn out onto a damp tea towel and pull the paper off carefully. Cut off the crisp edges to facilitate rolling.
  • Spread a thin layer of apricot jam over the cake. Roll up and wrap in the cloth. Leave for a minute or two and then remove the cloth and allow to cool on a cooling tray.
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Recipe for Instant Milk Tart

Childrens party Ideas | kids party recipes | Milk Tart

  • Crumb crust made with 1 packet of crushed Tennis biscuits and
  • 125g butter, melted.

FILLING:

  • 500ml (2 cups) milk Piece of cinnamon stick
  • 60 - 100ml Huletts White Sugar, depending on personal taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 45ml (3 Tablespoons) cornflour
  • 45ml (3 Tablespoons) flour
  • 3ml (½ teaspoon) vanilla essence
  • 30ml (2 Tablespoons) butter
  • Cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling

CRUST:

  • Combine the crushed Tennis biscuits and the melted butter, and press into a pie dish.

FILLING:

  • Heat the milk with the piece of stick cinnamon to just under boiling point.
  • Meanwhile, lightly beat the eggs with the sugar, then add the cornflour and flour.
  • Pour the hot milk onto this mixture, stirring rapidly. Return the mixture to the heat and cook, stirring till the mixture becomes very thick. Thorough stirring is important to prevent the mixture from catching on the bottom of the pan, and to prevent lumps.
  • Off the heat, add the essence and add the butter. Stir well till the butter is melted.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tart crust. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
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Recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie

Childrens party Ideas | Kids party recipes | Lemon Merange

CASE:

  • 1 x 23cm pastry case, made from short crust pastry, baked blind and cooled.

FILLING:

  • Juice and grated rind of two lemons
  • 300ml water
  • 100ml Huletts White Sugar
  • 60ml (4 Tablespoons) cornflour, dissolved in
  • 45ml (3 Tablespoons) water
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten

MERINGUE:

  • 4 egg whites at room temperature
  • 185ml (¾ cup) Huletts White Sugar

TIPS: When making meringue, your utensils must be squeaky clean and bone dry. You may wipe the bowl with lemon juice to remove all grease if required.

  • Combine the lemon juice, rind, water and sugar.
  • Heat, stirring till the sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir in the dissolved corn flour and egg yolks, and continue cooking till the mixture is thick (about 5 minutes).
  • Remove the pan from the heat and leave to stand for a few minutes.
  • Spoon into the pastry case.
  • Beat the egg whites till stiff. Gradually beat in the sugar. The mixture should form stiff, dry peaks.
  • Pile the meringue on top of the lemon filling, taking care to cover it completely.
  • Bake at 150ºC for 20 - 25 minutes, or until the meringue has set and is golden brown.
  • Leave to stand till cool.
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Recipe for Millionaires Shortbread

Childrens party Ideas | Kids party recipes | Millionairs Short Bread

BASE:

  • 250ml (1 cup) flour
  • 125ml (½ cup) cornflour
  • 75ml (5 Tablespoons) Huletts Castor Sugar
  • 1ml salt
  • 125g butter, softened

CARAMEL:

  • 150g butter
  • 125ml (½ cup) Huletts Castor Sugar
  • 45ml (3 Tablespoons) Huletts Golden Syrup
  • 1 x 225g can condensed milk (small tin)

CHOCOLATE TOPPING:

  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 30g butter
  • Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl and rub in the butter, working the mixture until it forms a stiff dough.
  • Press the dough into a lightly greased 23cm x 30cm baking tray or Swiss roll tin. Prick the dough with a fork and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
  • Bake at 160ºC for about 45 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool before spreading on the caramel layer.
  • To make the caramel, combine butter, castor sugar and syrup in a small saucepan. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved, then add the condensed milk and bring to the boil, stirring continuously. Boil gently for about 5 - 6 minutes,stirring continuously, as condensed milk can ‘catch’ quite quickly. Spread caramel onto the biscuit base and allow to set and cool before topping with chocolate.
  • Melt chocolate and butter together over hot water or in the microwave oven, stirring until smooth. Spread an even layer of chocolate over the caramel and allow to set before cutting into squares.
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Recipe for Scones

Childrens party Ideas | Kids party Recipes | Scones

  • 750ml (3 cups) cake flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 30ml (2 Tablespoons) baking powder
  • 85ml (1/3 cup) Huletts White Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 60ml (4 Tablespoons) oil Approximately
  • 250ml (1 cup) milk Beaten egg to glaze
  • Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.
  • Beat the eggs and oil in a measuring jug. Add enough milk to make up 350ml of liquid.
  • Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients. Knead to remove any cracks.
  • Pat out to a thickness of 25mm on a floured surface and cut into rounds, using a metal cutter.
  • Place on a greased baking tray and brush the tops with the beaten egg. Bake at 220ºC for approximately 12 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Makes about 16 scones.
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Recipe for Sponge Cake

Childrens party Ideas | Kids Party Recipes | Sponge Cake

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 15ml (1 Tablespoon)
  • lemon juice
  • 140g (±175ml) Huletts White Sugar
  • 25ml hot water
  • 140g (±250ml) cake flour
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) baking powder Pinch of salt
  • Beat the egg whites till stiff but not dry. Beat in the lemon juice and half the sugar. Beat till the sugar dissolves.
  • Using the same beater, without rinsing it, beat the egg yolks till light and thick. Add the hot water and beat continuously.
  • Add the rest of the sugar little by little, beating well after each addition.
  • Fold the egg yolk mixture into the whites. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, then sift in layers over the egg mixture and fold in lightly using a spatula. Repeat until all the dry ingredients have been folded in.
  • Divide the batter between 2 greased 23cm diameter sandwich cake tins.
  • Bake at 180ºC for approximately 35 minutes, till golden brown. Loosen the cake and turn out on a cooling rack.
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Recipe for Carrot Cake

Childrens party Ideas | Kids Party Recipes | Carrot Cake

  • 500ml (2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 500ml (2 cups) Huletts SunSweet Brown Sugar
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon)
  • salt
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) ground cinnamon
  • 250ml (1 cup) wholewheat flour
  • 375ml (1½ cups) oil or melted brick margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla essence
  • 750ml (3 cups) raw carrot, finely grated
  • 250ml (1 cup) nuts, chopped
  • Sift the dry ingredients together. Add the wholewheat flour.
  • Combine the oil or margarine, eggs and vanilla essence. Add to the dry ingredients and beat well.
  • Fold in the carrots and nuts. Pour into a large 23cm greased ring or round tin.
  • Bake at 160ºC for 80 - 90 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Turn out and cool. Dust with icing sugar.
  • NOTES: This cake can also be baked in two medium sized loaf pans.
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Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies

Childrens party Ideas | Kids Party Recipes | Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 120g butter or brick margarine
  • 125ml (½ cup) Huletts White Sugar
  • 125ml (½ cup) Huletts SunSweet Brown Sugar
  • 3ml (½ teaspoon) vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 435ml (1¾ cup) self-raising flour
  • 3ml (½ teaspoon)
  • salt
  • 125g chocolate chips
  • 60g walnut pieces, chopped
  • Cream the butter/margarine, sugars and vanilla essence together.
  • Gradually add the lightly beaten egg. Mix in sifted flour and salt.
  • Add chocolate chips and chopped walnuts, and mix well.
  • Shape teaspoonfuls of mixture into small balls, and place on a lightly greased oven tray, allowing room for spreading. Push a few extra choc chips into each cookie if desired.
  • Bake in moderate oven (180ºC) for 10 - 12 minutes. Makes about 45.
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Recipe for Tipsy Tart

Childrens party Ideas | Kids Party Recipes | Tipsy Tart

TART:

  • 250g (1 cup) dates, chopped
  • 185ml boiling water
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) bicarbonate of soda
  • 30ml (2 Tablespoons) butter or brick margarine
  • 250ml (1 cup) Huletts White Sugar
  • 1 egg 375ml (1½ cups) cake flour
  • 20ml (4 teaspoons) baking powder Pinch of salt
  • 60ml (¼ cup) pecan nuts, chopped

SYRUP:

  • 310ml (1¼ cups) Huletts White Sugar 185ml
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla essence
  • 15ml (1 Tablespoon) butter
  • 60ml (¼ cup) brandy
  • Pour boiling water over dates and bicarbonate of soda. Allow to cool.
  • Beat butter/margarine, sugar and egg together.
  • Sift dry ingredients and add, alternately with the date mixture.
  • Stir in nuts and pour into 2 x 20cm greased tart plates and bake at 180ºC for 30 - 40 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool.
  • Dissolve the sugar in the water and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add the vanilla essence, butter and brandy. Pour over cooled tarts.
  • Decorate with piped whipped cream and cherries.
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Recipe for No-Bake Cookies

Childrens party Ideas | Kids Party Recipes | Buttered Brazil Nuts

  • 500ml (2 cups) Huletts White Sugar
  • 250ml (1 cup) milk
  • 75ml (5 Tablespoons) butter or brick margarine
  • 60ml (4 Tablespoons) cocoa
  • Pinch of salt
  • 750ml (3 cups) oats
  • 10ml (2 teaspoons) vanilla essence
  • 125ml (½ cup) desiccated coconut
  • 125ml (½ cup) nuts
  • Boil the sugar, milk, butter, cocoa and salt together for about 10 minutes, or until the syrup begins to thicken.
  • Add the oats, vanilla essence, desiccated coconut and nuts. Mix thoroughly and remove from heat.
  • Beat until stiff. Drop teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking tray, flatten into rounds and allow to cool.
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Recipe for Wholeweat Biscuits

Childrens party Ideas | Kids Party Recipes | Wholewheat Biscuits

  • 125g butter
  • 60ml (¼ cup) Huletts Castor Sugar
  • 30ml (2 Tablespoons) Huletts Golden Syrup or honey
  • 1 egg
  • 250ml (1 cup) wholewheat or Nutty Wheat flour 125ml (½ cup) self-raising flour
  • 125ml (½ cup) plain flour
  • 60ml (¼ cup) bran Pinch of salt Extra bran
  • Cream the butter and sugar until very light and creamy, add the syrup or honey and beat very well. Add egg, beat until well combined. Creamed mixture should be very soft.
  • Add the sifted flours (return the husks to the bowl), add bran and salt and mix well.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly. Roll out to 3mm thickness. Sprinkle lightly with extra bran.
  • Cut pastry into rounds with a cutter, and place on greased oven trays. Prick each biscuit with a fork. Bake in moderate oven (180ºC) for 12 - 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool for a few minutes on trays, then place on to wire racks to cool. Makes about 25.
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Recipe for Peanut Cookies

Childrens party Ideas | Kids Party Recipes | Peanut Cookies

  • 125g butter or brick margarine
  • 155ml (1 cup) Huletts SunSweet Brown Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 250ml (just over ½ cup) self-raising flour
  • 3ml (½ teaspoon) bicarbonate of soda
  • 125ml (½ cup) breakfast oats
  • 125ml (½ cup) desiccated coconut
  • 125ml (½ cup) salted peanuts
  • 125ml (½ cup)
  • crushed bran flakes (breakfast cereal)
  • Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well.
  • Fold in the sifted flour and bicarbonate of soda. Add the oats, coconut, peanuts and bran flakes. Mix well.
  • Put teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto a lightly greased oven tray. Flatten the top slightly with a fork.
  • Bake at 180ºC for 10 - 12 minutes till golden brown.
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Recipe for Chocolate Sauce

Childrens party Ideas | Kids Party Recipes | Chocolate Sauce

  • 30ml (2 Tablespoons) Huletts White Sugar
  • 30ml (2 Tablespoons) Huletts Golden Syrup
  • 30ml (2 Tablespoons) water
  • 30ml (2 Tablespoons) butter
  • 30ml (2 Tablespoons) coco
  • Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat, stirring occasionally - nothing could be simpler.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

  • Serve with ice cream, pancakes or waffles.
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Recipe for Fudge Sauce

Childrens party Ideas | Kids Party Ideas | Fudge Sauce

  • 45g (3 Tablespoons) butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 250ml (1 cup) Huletts White Sugar
  • 500ml (2 cups) hot milk
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla essence
  • Heat the butter, salt and sugar to a light brown syrup.
  • Add the milk gradually, and heat, stirring to dissolve any lumps. Allow to cool.
  • Flavour with vanilla essence and serve hot. Makes 625ml.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

  • Serve with caramelised fruit, baked or steamed puddings..
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Recipe for Malva Pudding

Childrens party Ideas | Kids Party Recipes | Malva Pudding

  • 15ml (1 Tablespoon) brick margarine
  • 125ml (½ cup) Huletts White Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 15ml (1 Tablespoon) apricot jam
  • 15ml (1 Tablespoon) vinegar
  • 250ml (1 cup) cake flour
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt

SAUCE:

  • 125g brick margarine
  • 185ml (¾ cup) Huletts White Sugar
  • 65ml water 185ml (¾ cup) cream
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla essence
  • Cream the margarine and sugar. Add the egg and blend well.
  • Add the apricot jam and vinegar. Mix well.
  • Sift the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
  • Pour into a deep round dish about 19cm diameter. Cover the dish with a lid or foil and then bake for 1 hour at 180 ºC.

SAUCE:

  • Boil the margarine, sugar and water
  • Remove from the stove and then add the cream and the vanilla. Pour over the hot baked pudding.
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Recipe for Tiramisu

Childrens party Ideas | Kids Party Recipes | Tiramisu

  • 45g (3 Tablespoons) butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 250ml (1 cup) Huletts White Sugar
  • 500ml (2 cups) hot milk
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla essence
  • Mix the coffee and the brandy together in a cup.
  • Dip both sides of half the packet of biscuits into this mixture and arrange in the bottom of a shallow round or square dish.
  • Cream the egg yolks and castor sugar together until thick and pale yellow. Add the additional 10ml brandy and the mascarpone cheese to the egg mixture and mix until smooth.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff, and fold into the cheese mixture. Pour half the mixture over the biscuits.
  • Dip the other half of the biscuits in the coffee and arrange on top of the cheese mixture and then pour the balance of the cheese mixture over the top.
  • Place in the fridge for 4 hours to set and sprinkle with cocoa just before serving.
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Recipe for Stickey Chocolate Pudding

Childrens party Ideas | Kids Party Recipes | Sticky Chocolate Pudding

  • 125g soft butter
  • 185g Huletts Treacle Sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten 250g self-raising flour
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) bicarbonate of soda
  • 30ml (2 Tablespoons) cocoa mixed with
  • 30ml water
  • 125g dates, finely chopped
  • 300ml boiling water
  • 100g chocolate chips
  • Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the beaten eggs, a little at a time. Fold in the self-raising flour.
  • Mix the bicarbonate of soda and cocoa water mixture together, pour over the dates in a bowl. Then pour on the boiling water. Stir and leave to cool a little.
  • Pour the mixture into a 23cm round loose-bottomed cake tin, which has been lined with a double thickness of greaseproof paper.
  • Bake at 180ºC for approximately 75 minutes, or until springy to the touch.
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