The cheeky cook-off: And so the big day arrives for our first guest blog 'The Cheeky Cooks, Cook-off', excited is not the word... We had such a giggle preparing the food and even more fun eating it. We would highly recommend these recipes for the whole family, not just the children. The Ham and Egg cups are the perfect brunch with fresh crusty bread and the Veggie bites are fabulous sharing starter/party food with a sweet chilli dip
Smoked Salmon Veggie bites & Ham & Egg cups
Smoked Salmon Veggie Bites (Makes 10~12)
Steps: 1. Pre-heat the oven to 2000C (fan assisted). 2. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment (or instead a large ovenproof dish will also do the trick). 3. Finely cut the salmon, dice the red pepper and chop the spring onion and add into a large bowl along with the sweet corn and breadcrumbs and season to taste with salt and pepper. 4. Crack the egg into the mixture and mix well until the ingredients are coated with the egg. 5. Take a small amount of the mixture and using the palms of your hands roll into a small ball (size of a large marble) then place on the baking tray and repeat for rest of mixture. Cheeky note: A small amount of the veg may be left over at the end of the process, please don’t be tempted to eat as remember it’s covered with raw egg! Instead leave it out for the birds! 6. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown while turning once. 7. Allow to cool slightly and serve as a healthy snack!
Kids love bite size food that they can eat with their fingers….so NO knives or forks required for this tasty snack!
Cheeky Suggestions: Don’t like smoked salmon…. then why not try substituting the salmon for tuna or fresh cod or some cheddar cheese.
ABEILLE TIP: Daisy is a vegetarian so we decided to supplement ½ of the smoked salmon in the Veggie bites for Haloumi, so that she could sample the delicious delights and it worked a treat.
Steps: 1. Pre-heat the oven to 1800C for fan assisted or 2000C for conventional. 2. Into a well of a bun or muffin tray,(you can also use ramekins) place the slice of ham so that it makes a pocket. Tip: Don’t use ham that is too thin or it will collapse after cooking. 3. Crack an egg into the ham pocket. 4. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and chop the spring onion. 5. Place the two cherry tomato halves on to each of the eggs along with half of the spring onion. 6. Sprinkle over some dried basil. 7. Bake in oven for about 15~20 minutes depending on how you like your eggs, if you like your egg slightly runny check after 15 minutes.
This recipe is great to cook with kids as it’s quick, easy and looks great after it’s cooked
Cheeky Suggestions: Why not try with some grated cheese under the egg! Yummylicious!
ABEILLE LOVES The Cheeky Cooks
The recipes were very easy to follow, simple and utterly delicious... The perfect finger food for toddlers, although Oliver is currently obsessed with a knife and fork, so insisted on using them. Sadly Florence was poorly on the day, so stayed at home with Jaja, although Mummy did bring her some of the food to try and she loved it! - Michelle X
These truly amazing pictures were taken by Alan Wright Photography