• During the holidays, your kids consume entertainment at a dizzying rate. From epic TV marathons to outdoor games of dragons and castles, kids have a fantastic ability to entertain themselves – until they don’t.

    There comes the point for many parents where their kids stop the endearing games and trade them in for something a little more destructive or dangerous. It’s usually not because they are naughty – often it’s just boredom.

    To help keep your little ones stimulated, here are some recipes that will not only fill hours with the cooking and baking, but also fill tummies with their delicious creations.

    Coconut ice raw cheesecake

    It’s the lovechild of coconut ice and cheesecake, and it’s a winner. These iconic layers of pink and white are classically delicious, but with a spin. It’s all raw, so there is no baking involved, but it’s by no means over simple – it’s got all the perks of classic baked goods with none of the hard work. This one is an excellent choice for smaller kids because they are a frozen delight.

    Coconut Ice Raw Cheesecake Recipe | Bake with Stork
    Image: Stork

    Malva pudding waffles

    Add a little zest to a classic malva pudding. These malva pudding flavoured waffles are the epitome of indulgence. Layered with malva caramel sauce and deliciously creamy custard, this is a memorable treat for the holiday record books. Whether it is served as individual portions or stacked to make a cake for extra wow-factor, this dessert is easy on the eyes and delicious to boot.

    Malva Pudding Waffle Cake Recipe | Bake with Stork
    Image: Stork

    Salted caramel apple crumble potjie

    For a sweet treat during a garden camping expedition, or for something delicious to accompany a braai, this salted caramel apple crumble potjie puts the “pie” in occupied. It’s an adventure in the cooking and it’s an adventure in the eating – it’s all-around good times. This is one of those desserts that’s just as much about the experience as it is about the food. It is loaded with sweet and salty caramel, perfectly tender apples and topped with a deliciously crunchy crumble topping – YUM!

    Salted Caramel Apple Crumble Potjie Recipe | Bake with Stork
    Image: Stork

    Some baking websites like the Stork baking site offer a skill level for you to choose from. This means you can adjust the task difficulty according to the age of your children. It’s a good idea to find the recipe you want to use as a starting point – depending on your dietary requirements and food preferences, these ideas can be adapted and changed. For these recipes and more great baking ideas take a look at BakeWithStork.

    ALSO SEE: Kids In The Kitchen


    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com