Easy After School Snacks


It's back to school this week for most of us, I have no idea where the last 6 weeks have actually gone even though at the start I felt it was such a long time off and what was I going to do with them for 6 weeks! Anyway we have made it! So I don't know about you but mine have eaten me out of house and home so time to restock on some filling and healthy after school snacks for them.

I thought I would share two of my recipes that are simple to make, can be frozen which you can then bring out in the morning for them to have when then come home starving from school!

The recipes are great for little hands too, so why not get the kids involved too. Did you know that children who have a go at making their food are more likely to try and explore new foods.

So the first recipe is a savoury recipe and a favourite;

Ham & Cheese Mini Quiches (you can swap the ham to an alternative filling if you prefer.)

What You'll Need:

For the Pastry

  • 150g plain flour

  • 60g butter

  • Cold water

For the filling

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tbsp crème freche

  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard

  • ½ tsp basil

  • Salt & pepper

  • Torn up slice of ham

  • Grated cheddar

  • Wash your hands and put on an apron, ask a grown up to pre-heat the oven to 180c

  • Put the flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs

  • Gradually add a little cold water, a tablespoon at a time until your pastry is a soft ball

  • Roll out your pastry and cut out 6 circles to fit your muffin tray.

  • Grease your muffin tray holes and then gently place a circle at the bottom of each one.

  • Gently prick the bottom of each one with a fork.

  • For your filling; in a small bowl beat the eggs, crème freche, Dijon mustard, basil, salt & pepper together.

  • Tear up a slice of ham and place on top off your pastry.

  • Divide the egg mixture between each muffin hole and sprinkle the grated cheese over each one.

  • Ask your grown up to put them in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the middle is set and golden.

Fancy something sweet check out this yummy Apple Loaf Bread; This is lovely sliced and spread with a little butter.

What You'll Need:

  • 40g butter

  • 160g plain flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 egg

  • 2 apples

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • 50g Saltanas

  • 100ml apple juice or milk

  • Wash your hands and put on an apron. Ask a grown up to put the oven on 180c. Grease and line a loaf tin.

  • Put the butter into a bowl and using your fingers rub the flour and the butter together until it looks like breadcrumbs

  • Add in the baking powder & cinnamon and mix in

  • Ask your grown-up helper to help you peel and chop the apples into little pieces.

  • Mix in the egg and then add the apples and sultanas into the bowl and fold in. Add some apple juice or milk to loosen the mixture, you may not need it all.

  • Scrape the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and ask your grown up to put it in the oven for about 30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through

I hope you enjoy our recipes, please do share your pictures of your bakes on our social media sites!

Happy Baking!

Ruth x

You can check out our other blogs at www.threebearscookeryclub.com

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