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Sweetpea Pantry

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Introducing our new friends ‘Sweetpea Pantry’. If you’re stuck with ideas on how to keep those little hands occupied, then read on…

The ‘season to be jolly’ is here and before we all know it family and friends will be descending on our doorsteps for the annual festivities. It’s the week to get the final decorations up, get the guest rooms ready (or at least the sleeping bags out of the loft), to check all the pieces in the Monopoly set are still around, oh and to ensure you are stocked up on lots of festive nibbles and treats. Better get cracking then!

Although we can’t quite help with the first few jobs we can offer you a simple but scrummy solution to those Christmas treats. You see, here at Sweetpea Pantry we’d got our own little sweetpeas to entertain and feed, not just at Christmas but every day. So as two Mums, who wanted to feed our families snacks that were healthy but tasty, we decided to create something that would allow us to do just that but wouldn’t see us slaving in the kitchen and searching high and low for great, wholesome ingredients.

Fast forward just a year or two later and we’ve now got a range of quick, easy and delicious mixes that are packed with wholesome goodness so no matter if it’s breakfassweetpea-pantry-ginger-giggles-biscuit-mix-lifestyle-imaget, dinner or an afternoon treat, you can simply pick up one of our packs and create something that little ones and grown-ups alike will love.

Our favourite for the Christmas season is our Ginger Giggles Biscuit Mix. It’s packed with wholegrain barley, rye and flaxseed, so you know you’re doing your guests some good, as well as those all-important Christmas spices to give your biscuits that holiday feeling. Better still, they are so easy to make that the children will probably offer to help, especially if you let them choose the cookie cutter!
Or why not try some of our Grainy Brainy Pancakes? Serve up with fresh fruit and yogurt as a delicious start to the day for your Christmas guests, and they’ll be full of energy for all that present unwrapping. Or why not try them for dinner? Serve nice and thin with some wilted spinach, left-over turkey aninternal-sweetpeapantry-1d a hint of cranberry sauce … YUM.

You can find our Sweetpea Pantry mixes in Tesco’s wholefoods aisle, in M&S or on Ocardo. We hope they tick at least one job of the Christmas list and allow you to take a little ‘me time’ over the holidays!

 

Lots of love, from Philippa & Tanya at Sweetpea Pantry

 

 

 

 

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Our Top 10 Child Friendly Recipes

It’s the summer holidays and you’re at home entertaining the kids. The question is, how to keep them entertained without resorting to game consoles and TV?

Don’t worry, we have your back! We’ve tried and tested our recipes and have narrowed it down to our Top 10 Recipes you can involve the children with.Allinson Pizza dough STAMP

  1. Start with our easy Allinson Flour Pizza Dough recipe, this one takes the longest because of the proving time. What’s feels better than the squidge of dough between your hands? Make sure you apron the kids first! Flour will be guaranteed to get everywhere.

Pizza dough by Allinson

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2. Rainbow meringues. Not as difficult as you think. These colourful individual meringues will ensure your children don’t over indulge. Try mixing colours together for a fun science experiment. Perfect for the up-and-coming scientists in the family.

Rainbow meringues

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3. Cake balls! These are easy to make. If your kids can’t agree which flavour to choose, not a problem, separate the ingredients and add whatever flavour you like before rolling into balls. We personally love the Nielson Massey Rose water extract.

Cake balls

 

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4. One of our quickest and most popular recipe to make with children is pancakes! Try our chocolate pancakes with banana. These are delicious. Fussy eaters won’t eat bananas? Substitute with strawberries. These are sure to be a hit in the kitchen.

Chocolate pancakes with bananas

 

 

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5. Fairy friendly cake recipe. We promise no fairies were harmed during the recipe creation! This simple batter recipe will bake in 15 minutes. Not too long to wait, but can they wait long enough to ice them? That’s the tricky bit!

Fantastic fairy cakes

 

 

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6. Close the back door when you’re making this one, you don’t want the cookie monster to turn up. This recipe makes 16 cookies. Perfect for sleepovers!

Simple chocolate cookies

 

 

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7. There’s nothing better than the idea of a barbecue. These Allinson bread rolls are easy to make and are the perfect accompaniment to hot dogs. With a 20 minute baking time, it would be rude not to.

Hot dog rolls by Allinson

8. Chocolate Dipped ApplesChocolate dipped apples. One of your 5 a day! No ovens involved, these are a great idea for all ages. Really simple and quick to make

 

 

Chocolate dipped apples

No bake chocolate cake

 

9. No bake chocolate cake. These bars are great. It’s easy to make substitutions if the fussy eaters don’t want things like glace cherries.

No bake chocolate cake

 

 

10. Lemonade WEBAfter all this hard work, you’ll all be quite thirsty. Just like the old days, you can reminisce with your children about how freshly homemade lemonade was the ultimate thirst quencher and how it still is now!

Cloudy lemonade

This will take no more than 10 minutes to make and involves no baking. Perfect for the younger ones who want to be involved.