Most of this recipe was made by our three year old volunteer, we just put
them in the oven and took them out. Easy to make and very tasty.
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Decoration such as jam, Nutella, chocolate chips etc.
: 45 minutes
: 20 minutes
: Large mixing bowl, pastry shape cutters or blunt
knife to cut out shapes, baking tray.
VIDEO - PASTRY SHAPES
It's best to take the cooking margarine and Cookeen out of the fridge half an
hour before you start. This will soften them slightly. If you haven't done this
then warm them slightly in a bowl in warm water for a few minutes - your kids
can do this (see the video below).
COOK'S NOTES FOR CHILDREN'S PASTRY SHAPES
The most important part of this recipe is the amount of water you add to the
pastry. Start off with the recommended three tablespoons and that should be
just right. If the pastry doesn't form into a ball then add just one half
teaspoon more and no more. If it still doesn't form into a bowl then
somewhere along the lines you may have misjudged the quantity of the
ingredients. If you need any help then take a look at our video below
which shows even clearer how to make the pastry. Good luck and don't get too
hooked up about what shapes the pasty pieces are - any small shapes will
amaze your kids. The most interesting part for the kids is decorating the
cooked pastry shapes.
Place the cooking margarine and Cookeen in a large mixing bowl and sift the
flour over the top. Mix the flour and fat together using your finger tips until
the mixture is crumbly. This should take three minutes or so.
Sprinkle the three tablespoons of water over the mixture and mix it in
well with a fork for a minute or so. Now use your hands to gather the
mixture into a ball shape - this is best explained by watching our video
Wrap the pastry ball in cling film and place in the fridge for half an hour.
During this time hunt the cupboards for things to decorate the pastry
Take the pastry out of the fridge and remove the cling film. Start
pre-heating the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4. Sprinkle
some flour on a flat surface and roll out the pastry (turning it
continuously) to about half to 1cm thick. Cut the pastry into smallish
Brush the baking tray with a little oil and carefully place the pastry shapes
on the tray. Place in the oven and bake them until golden brown - about twenty
Decorate with whatever you have to hand. A jam or Nutella base over the
shapes will allow silver or chocolate balls to stick to the pastry shapes.