Thursday, 12 July 2012

Kids Co-op (#17 for me)


Its Kids Co-op time again. Please link up your favourite kid centred posts. This week I will be linking up a post written by Hublet about his Kitchen capers with Goblin.

Sweet Sushi
(Goblin is triangle months old)

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the blog, Hublet is guest blogging again.
As usual, Goblin and I have been making food, and this time we are trying to be subtle about my sweet tooth. This is the wonderfully low tech recipe for sweet sushi.

Rice crispies

Lots of sweets
Coloured cake sprinkles
Sushi mat

Put a load of white marshmallows into a bowl with a tablespoon or so of butter. Also prepare another bowl with lots of rice crispies.  No measurement is required so just have your assistant pour with wild abandon.

Microwave the butter/marshmallow mix until you panic slightly that they are going to expand and take over the kitchen. Now you can get your toddler involved again, pour the melty marshmallow mix into the rice crispies and mix it all up.

Goblin demonstrates the importance of quality control

Now spoon the mixture onto bits of greased baking parchment to make some big squares of sticky marshmallow rice.

Note, this stuff is crazy sticky
Next, wet your hands and smoosh the mix out into a rough square on the baking parchment.  I can’t stress enough that you need to wet your hands first otherwise the cooking experience rapidly descends into some kind of glue based slapstick sketch.
Now for the artistic bit. Lay your sweets along the middle of each rice crispy square, these will be the middle of your sushi rolls so a mix of colours is good.
We used foam bananas, jelly meerkats and dolly mixture
Making sure all the flavours go together
Now for the most difficult bit, put the sushi mat under the baking parchment and roll up your sheet, peeling the sheet away as you make the roll so it doesn’t get rolled up into the middle of the rice crispies.  I did this as Goblin just wanted to keep eating everything.
I didn’t manage to take a picture of this bit due to a limited number of hands.  It is pretty easy though.
Once you have it rolled up tight with the baking parchment round the outside, put it in the fridge for about half an hour to harden.  You will then be able to take it out and unwrap it.  
Sprinkle the outside with coloured sprinkles (I used orange ones) for a California roll feel, and slice with a big knife.
And that’s it!
Other than the big knife and the microwave this is a pretty good activity for kids as they can do nearly all of it without risking life and limb. 
I have no idea how long they last as all ours were eaten in under 12 hours. Maybe they will convince Goblin to try real sushi when he gets a chance.

And now to the linky!

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  1. How fun, this is my kind of sushi, I have teens, but I think we would all have some real fun with this food craft. Yum! :) Thanks for hosting. :)

  2. I love recipes with instructions like 'wild abandon' hahahaha, fantastic, and seriously how am I possibly going to resist making these! Oh my, yum. Thanks for sharing at Happy lil ❤'s are baking (pinning away!)

  3. I have a secret love for rice krispy treats. Yum!

  4. how fun, sweet sushi. I must try it.

  5. Ooooh what a brilliant idea! I would never have thought of it. MMMMMH!

  6. That looks lots of fun to make - pick and mix sushi - amazing.

  7. Oh how fun and yummy looking!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  8. I love it. My kids are big in to quality control! They tell me they are testing for poison. Nice to know they trust me!

  9. yum!! I have to put this on my must try list:-) FSPDT

  10. Hublet needs to write a cook book written for men. I love all the directions! (And the sushi looks delicious, of course.)

  11. Ohhh wow - I would love to have a go at these - but I don't have a sushi mat

  12. haha, love it! They would be fabulous as a party food. Had a bit of a laugh along the way too. Well written. :)

  13. Definitely going to need to give this a try. "M" has been against sushi ever since a lunch play date with a Japanese friend of ours went awry. I don't think she'd turn her nose up at Rice Krispies and marshmallows though!

  14. oh, how tempting! I have a rice krispy weakness.

    Thanks for sharing this on the Sunday Showcase - I'm featuring it this week :)

  15. What a fun way to make sushi! YUM :)


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