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suggestions for "non-baked" xmas treat for schoolkids
« on: December 09, 2012, 08:56:56 am »
so i'm back to work, & the tradition has begun at school where teachers do some xmas cooking/baking with their classes....my problem is that i deal with numerous different children from various classes, so it would be much handier if i could do something with them that didn't involve an oven/fridge/freezer!!!!
any ideas?!?!
i dont want to do the usual rice-krispie bun thing!!!!!






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Re: suggestions for "non-baked" xmas treat for schoolkids
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 09:57:34 am »
hmm... non fridge and freezer too.. this will take some pinterest searching!


ooh- hang on:

http://www.thehungryhousewife.com/2011/12/ice-cream-cone-christmas-trees-2.html

but you could use icing that will set harder...
http://www.couponclippingcook.com/candy-cookie-cones/
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Re: suggestions for "non-baked" xmas treat for schoolkids
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 10:43:40 am »
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Re: suggestions for "non-baked" xmas treat for schoolkids
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 10:53:01 am »
http://pinterest.com/pin/51650726948108175/

love the gingerbread idea too- i saw one using graham crackers and piping bags and such- that just seemed too complicated for kids... this one seems much better!
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Re: suggestions for "non-baked" xmas treat for schoolkids
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 10:57:05 am »
you ladies are unreal!!!!
sometimes, i swear if i asked ye to get me the winning lotto numbers, ye'd do it!!!!!
these are brilliant!!!!thanks so much!






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Re: suggestions for "non-baked" xmas treat for schoolkids
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 11:08:13 am »
I do a weekly cooking class with 12 kids, we have a very small space to cook in and they don't speak English.....so we have 45 minutes to get in, get washed and set up, me to talk about what we are doing, get ingredients and stuff out, then cook, eat, and wash dishes, clean floors/tables/kids etc etc.  It's a NIGHTMARE!

BUT on the positive front, I am getting to be expert at finding recipes that can be done up quickly and easily!!! :)

Next week we are making a traditional German Christmas treat, called "Marzipankartoffeln" - in English, Marzipan potatoes.  Named potatoes because of the shape they take when you roll them, they kind of look like wee baby spuds with dents in them.  No cooking required.  I have never actually tasted them because I am not a big fan of marzipan, especially a big glob of it, but the kids here love them.

125g of ground almonds (ie almond flour)
125 powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons of either rose water or orange petal water (or a liquer if making for adults!)
1 Tablespoon vanilla or almond extract

For coating:
4 Tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix everything together by hand until well mixed. Add additional liquid if needed, tiny bit at a time, until the dough clumps together. Use about a teaspoon of dough and roll by hand into small balls.

Mix the cocoa powder and cinnamon together in a small bowl, and roll the marzipan balls in the mixture. Set balls on a sheet of parchment to dry.  They do not need to be refrigerated or cooked.  I am estimating 30 minutes to make them and roll them - with time then left to clean up!

Here are some pictures of them:
http://www.google.de/search?q=marzipankartoffeln&hl=en&tbo=d&rlz=1C1ASUT_en-GBDE413DE413&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=z3DEUJyvG4HftAajv4HACQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAA&biw=1366&bih=616


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Re: suggestions for "non-baked" xmas treat for schoolkids
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 11:30:21 am »
thanks for that one too mashi!wow,i don;t envy you having to cook every week!i stress about it every year at each holiday when we do it!!!
i need some distracting over the next couple of days, so i'm gonna try each of these recipes out....thanks so much ladies!xxx