Tesco and Great British Chefs launch Cooking with Kids Christmas app

There are a few reasons why we love the new Cooking with Kids Christmas app that has been launched by recipe website Great British Chefs and Tesco.

(A) It’s FREE, (B) It features recipes from Yorkshire’s very own female Michelin-starred chef, Frances Atkins (see recipe below), and (C) our Chris, AKA the father of YorkshirePudd.co.uk, will become a real-life daddy in 2014 and he’s going to need all the tips he can get about cooking with kids!

Britain’s finest chefs have put their Christmas recipes which are ideal for making with children onto the app, so get cooking with your kids and have some festive fun!

Christmas kids recipe by Yorkshire Michelin-starred chef Frances Atkins

We are proud to say Frances is one of the handful of female Michelin-starred chefs in the country. The Yorke Arms in Harrogate was ranked third in a recent Sunday Times top 100 list, jumping from 28th place in one year.
Here is her easy and scrumptious sounding kids recipe for spiced hot chocolate from the new app:

Spiced hot chocolate recipe

For the spiced hot chocolate:
110g of cocoa powder
75g of caster sugar
1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp of mixed spice
4 cinnamon sticks
4 star anise
75g of marshmallow
1 pinch of salt

To serve:
800ml of skimmed milk

1. To sterilize each of the jars, wash thoroughly and place in a large pot of boiling water for five minutes. Remove and allow to air-dry.
2. Divide the sugar evenly between the jars and lightly shake to form a flat layer at the base of the jar.
3. Sift the cocoa, cinnamon, mixed spice and salt into a clean, dry bowl. Divide the mix between the jars, gently spooning over the sugar to create two different coloured layers.
4. Gently stuff the marshmallows into the top of each jar. Screw on the lids.
5. Using four lengths of twine, tie each whole star anise to a cinnamon stick to create four separate spice bundles.
6. Attach each bundle and a gift card to the top of each jar using decorative ribbons.
7. To serve, remove the marshmallows from the jar but place the spice mix inside. Boil 200ml of milk and allow to cool slightly.
8. Once cooled but still warm, pour the milk into the jar and fix on the lid. Shake the jar vigorously, then remove the lid again and add the marshmallows. Enjoy with a straw.

To let the kids get really creative, let them decorate the jars with paint or glitter to create a colourful, personalised present for friends or family!

To find out how to download the app for iPad and iPhone visit www.greatbritishchefs.com/kids-recipes

A treat…
And if that wasn’t enough for you, here is an extra little treat. Click here to see Frances’ mini Yorkshire puddings with meatballs! Can’t resist the mighty pud, of course.