Fussy-Easter-Approved Sweet Stuff

Jam and Honey Thumbprint Cookies

Yes I know these aren’t the healthiest of things, but they go down well as a treat and they don’t have half the crap in them that shop bought ones do.


50g butter or margerine

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 desertspoons clear honey

8 tablespoons self raising flour

4 tablespoons jam


Preheat oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4 and grease a baking tin

Cream together the butter and sugar with a wooden spoon, add vanilla extract, egg yolk and honey and mix until combined. Add the flour and mix until a dough is formed.

Break off small pieces of the dough and roll into balls then press onto baking sheet to form flattened circles. Now (and the kids will love doing this), press down with your thumb into the centre of each cookie to make a deep well.

Melt the jam on a low setting in the microwave for about 30 seconds and spoon a little into the centre of each cookie. Bake in the middle of the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden


Strawberry and Banana Smoothie


1 cup of frozen, tinned or fresh strawberries

1 banana (I used a banana I had previously frozen as it turns ice-cream-like in the freezer)

A handful of grapes

2 cups orange juice

1 strawberry fromage frais/ yoghurt

1/2 cup milk

Whizz it all up in the blender and push through a sieve if your little one is opposed to lumps. Enjoy!

Yummy Orange and Peach Smoothie


1 Orange peeled and separated

1 peach or apricot fromage frais

A handful of grapes

Half a tin of peaches (with juice)

2 cups of orange juice

1/2 a cooked carrot

Whizz and seive as above and enjoy!


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