GET COOKING – Fruity treats

Explore the texture, taste and smell of different fruits with these flexible fruity desserts. These simple recipes are great for building a range of basic cooking skills that will help get children cooking either at home or in the classroom. Make sure you let us know your favourite variations by uploading a showcase or tweeting a picture of your finished dish!

 

Tropical satay wrap

A lovely fruity treat that can be made in the classroom as well as at home.

You will need

1 tortilla wrap

1 tablespoon of topping of your choice: peanut butter, hazelnut or chocolate spread, fruit puree etc.

Fresh fruit of your choice: satsuma segments cut in half in large, diced or sliced mango or pear slices, sliced banana, pineapple chunks etc.

 

Method

  1. Help your child to prepare the chosen fruits by peeling, washing, removing storks/ seeds, cutting into a small dice as necessary.
  2. Place the wrap on a large plate. Spread your chosen topping evenly on the top of the wrap leaving a 1cm edge.
  3. Place the prepared fruit on the topping. 
  4. Roll up the tortilla wrap tightly to keep the fruit inside. Cut in half to eat.

 

Top tips: use a teaspoon or dessertspoon to spread the topping rather than a knife. When using a chopping board place a slightly damp sheet of kitchen roll or cloth under the board to prevent it from slipping.

 

Spiced fruit crunchy crumble compote

A flavoursome sweet treat made with fresh winter fruits that can be enjoyed either hot or cold

You will need

Fresh winter fruits – plums, apples, pears, or satsumas

25g soft light brown sugar

1 satsuma cut in half ready to juice

2 tablespoons cold water

Winter spices – mixed spice, cinnamon stick, star anise (optional)

120g plain flour

60g caster sugar

60g unsalted butter at room temperature, cut into pieces

25g oats (optional)

 

Method

  1. Help your child to prepare the chosen fruits. Wash, remove peel if preferred, core or remove stones and slice.  Place in a medium sized saucepan with the cold water and sugar.
  2. Juice the satsuma into the pan and then add the fruit halves, these will provide a lovely citrus flavour.  Add any spices you are using.
  3. Cook the fruit on a gentle heat until soft but not mushy. Remove the satsuma when cool enough.
  4. To make the topping rub the butter into the flour until it resembles a slightly sticky crumb texture.  Stir in the sugar and oats.
  5. Place the crumble topping onto a baking tray – some will stick in clusters.  Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly coloured at 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Help your child when using the oven and teach them how to use it safely to prevent any burns. Leave to cool.
  6. To serve place some of the compote into a bowl and sprinkle over the crumble topping.

 

Top tips: the crumble topping could be made using a food processor – this would be a good opportunity to introduce a larger, electrical equipment piece to children and show them how to use safely. 

 

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