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KIDS COOKING PARTY – MAKING COOKING FUN FOR KIDS

Cooking with kids is not always easy, if I’m really honest. However, cooking is such a valuable skill for kids to learn and there are some fantastic unintentional learning moments in it. It is important to find a way to make cooking with kids as enjoyable as possible, for everyone involved; we do this by having a ‘kids cooking party’.

Why Is Cooking With Kids So Important?

Children need to understand the importance of this great life skill. Cooking at home means are able to enjoy better financial health by saving money. Also, it means we are looking after our bodies by fuelling ourselves with more natural foods than what we get from a packet. Finally, children learn more about sustainable living and looking after their environment.

It’s important for kids to know that they don’t have to go to the supermarket to get a packet of biscuit; also, to know that there are other ways to get a pizza than from a shop!

How To Make Cooking With Kids Fun

We find cooking recipes for kids, which include foods that they will love to eat at the end. Sweets and baking with the kids are a favourite, but so is homemade pasta and pizza!

Kids cooking can be really fun. We have a kids cooking set which includes:

  • kids cooking utensils;
  • kids cooking apron; and,
  • easy cooking recipes for kids.

Easy Cooking For Kids

Cooking with kids can look a range of different ways and it certainly doesn’t mean they have to be part of every single step in the process. You can make a decision about the level of involvement they have, depending on what you are cooking. Remember, it is about involving them in the food process. Here are some examples:

  • read the recipe;
  • get the ingredients from the cupboard, fridge or garden;
  • weighing ingredients;
  • kneading, mixing, beating, stirring;
  • decorating, icing a cake, plating up;
  • topping a pizza, running pasta through a pasta machine or pressing scones.

Home Meals From Around The World

HOME MEALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Homemade gnocchi

Cooking at home is a great way to save money for your next holiday, eat healthy and try a wide range of new cuisine from around the world. All you need is an open mind, a willingness to try new things and be prepared to make mistakes. You can have yourself a global table, before you know it!

FOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The origin of food is really interesting. So often we eat food and don’t even think about where it comes from. Some foods are obvious, we tend to know where pizza and pasta originate; but do you know where tzatiki dip originates? Or celery soup? I was wrong on the first one and had no idea on the second!

We love to explore different foods from around the world and create our own Home Meals from around the world.

HOME COOKED MEALS & HOME COOKING ADVENTURE

Get your family together and have yourself a home cooking adventure. There is great satisfaction in preparing and cooking a meal from start to finish, where the taste actually takes you to the country where the meal originates. The aromas while cooking, the taste and flavours, the textures and high satiety!

WHAT MAKES HOME MEALS EASY?

You don’t need a whizz-bang kitchen to make cooking easy, if you could see my kitchen, you’d understand that this is certainly not the case! What you need however, are a few key items that will make your cooking experience that much easier and therefore more enjoyable!

The Best Time To Visit The Great Wall of China

The Best Time To Visit The Great Wall Of China

Where is The Great Wall of China located?

The Great Wall of China is located in the northern Chinese city of Beijing. The Wall stretches approximately 21,000km in length and there are several access points along the way for visitors to come and explore and enjoy this UNESCO Heritage listed and New 7 Wonder of the world.

The best time to visit The Great Wall of China

The best time of day to visit The Great Wall of China is dependent on the experience you are looking for and also which section of the Wall you are visiting.

The Summer months bring the heat, higher prices and crowds; whereas the Winter months can prove to be bitterly cold and precarious for hikers, however, incredibly picturesque, often snow capped. March to May and August to October are the less populated months of the year, typically.

If you are looking to beat the crowds and experience the Wall with ease and take it all in, the earlier in the day the better. If you are lucky to arrive before the hawkers do, you will have access to much of the Wall to yourself. This can be a truly remarkable and unbelievable pinch-yourself experience.

The best place to visit The Great Wall of China

Sections of The Great Wall of China to visit

Mutianyu is the most popular section to visit for international tourists and it is the most kid friendly section of The Great Wall of China. Mutianyu is about one and a half hours from Beijing by car.

Jinshanling to Simatai is the most popular section to hike. Some of this section is restored and is arguably the most beautiful. Jinshanling is a 2-3 hour drive from Beijing, you will need to play your time to do this section and include an overnight stay.

Jiankou which is completely original, untouched and in some parts very dangerous. This section is for fit, serious hikers and for photographers, typically. Jiankou is about a three hour drive from Beijing.

Simatai is the only part open at night and should be considered by tour only. This is about a 2-3 hour drive from Beijing.

Huanghuacheng is known for the lake and water views and the ancient wall. It is roughly an hour and a half from Beijing. During the warmer months, May to September, hiking and camping is encouraged.

Gubeikou is wild and untouched, which protected an important pass to Beijing from Northern Mongol regions. It is roughly 2 hours from Beijing.

Badaling is the most popular for Chinese tourists and is typically very crowded. There are some sections of this that are wheelchair friendly.

Juyongguan is the closest part to Beijing and is known to be the greatest Great Wall forts to have defended ancient Beijing. This section is wheelchair friendly.

Huangyaguan is three hours from Beijing and is where The Great Wall marathon starts each May.

Shanhai Pass is about three hours from Beijing and is where the Great Wall meets the sea at the east end of main Ming Dynasty Great Wall.

Interesting facts about The Great Wall of China

Why was the Great Wall of China built?

The Great Wall of China is a collection of walls which were constructed to protect and consolidate Chinese States and territories.

Who built The Great Wall of China?

The Great Wall was built in different areas by different people to serve the needs of those in each section.

  1. The (Pre-) Warring States Period (770-221BC) – A Qi State duke first built walls to prevent invasion.
  2. The Qin Dynasty (221-207BC) – Emporer Qin unified state walls to secure the northern China border.
  3. The Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) – The Han Great Wall was extended to protect the silk road trade.
  4. The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) – Most of The Great Wall was built or restored during the Ming Dynasty.
  5. The Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) – The emperors of the Qing Dynasty didn’t build The Great Wall, in fact they forbade it.
  6. Modern Times – The Great Wall reconstruction and protection began in Badaling in 1957.

Height and length of The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China measures 21,196.18 km (or 13,170.7 mi), as per all known sections. The walls were built with the intention of being roughly three times the height of any human.

Other interesting things to do in Beijing

There are so many fabulous things to do in Beijing; here are some popular ideas for tourists:

Accommodation in Beijing, China

Accommodation choices are endless in Beijing. You are best to plan your trip and stay in Beijing and then book accommodation based on where you are best situated to access attractions you wish to visit. Be sure to read reviews and carefully select accommodation to suit your needs.

The Best Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur With Toddlers

The Best Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur With Toddlers

A trip to Malaysia was one of our early overseas holiday with kids; a big part of the reason was because there are so many great things to do in Kuala Lumpur with toddlers. It is an affordable city, public transport was easy, there are lots of eateries which offer a range of cuisines and there are some fantastic attractions for families in Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur is a very easy city to be in and explore with children of a range of ages. There are some great Asian destinations to explore with babies.

The Best Playground In Kuala Lumpur – KLCC PARK

This is by far the best attraction for kids in Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur City Centre has the most extraordinaire playground at the foot of the Petrona Towers. This KL attraction is not to be missed if you have kids!

Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park

KLCC Park has a very well maintained huge(!!) playground for a range of age groups. Kids can spend hours climbing, sliding and running from one apparatus to another. It is bright, colourful and beautifully set, leaving parents satisfied with the hours of time they spend at a playground on their holiday!

Additionally, KLCC Park is home to a water display and a water park! That’s right, a water park. On a hot day, grab your towel and head down to cool off. It is such a great idea, given the weather in KL can be extreme at certain times of the year.

You can literally spend hours at the KLCC Park. Take a picnic, walk the paths, enjoy the shady trees, use the amenities and pop into Suria KLCC. Suria KLCC is the shopping complex at the foot of the Petrona Twin Towers has a whole lot to offer, from high end shopping to every day essentials and food.

A day at KLCC Park will guarantee tuckering out your children!

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a great place for the whole family to visit and is open daily.

Nestled in amongst a tropical paradise in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the KL Bird Park is renowned for its eco-tourism. It is located just a 10 minute drive from the city centre, however, you can also access it by foot too – just be prepared for a bumpy and not-so-sealed ‘track’. You can also buy a one-way transfer and entry ticket to the Bird Park, then make your way back to the city centre via the Lake Gardens.

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is situated in KL Lake Gardens and offers a unique experience to many other bird parks – free flight! This enables visitors to have a real rain forest experience as well as ensures the survival and species continuity of the birds.

Netting stretches across the ‘ceiling’ of the Park and birds are free to fly. There are 3,000 local and foreign birds of approximately 200 different species in the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.

On a hot day, the Bird Park is a fantastic place to go. It is cool in the shade of the trees, you can wander the paths throughout, or sit down at the cafe and let the kids enjoy and ice cream or cold drink.

Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens

Not only are Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens exceptionally maintained, beautiful and tranquil, they are also a fabulous place to escape on some of the very hot Kuala Lumpur weather!

You can access the Lake Gardens but car or taxi, or by foot. Wander the paths, take a picnic, enjoy the shade of the manicured gardens. It is a great place in Kuala Lumpur for toddlers as they can run free and wild!

Kuala Lumpur Tower

What child does not love to go to the top of a tower? A visit to Kuala Lumpur Tower will not disappoint! As with any viewing platform, on a clear day the views are brilliant and you will certainly enjoy the view of the impressive Petrona Twin Towers from the top. You can also get access to the KL Tower by purchasing a Kuala Lumpur City Pass.

Some would ask why you’d choose the KL Tower over the remarkable Petrona Twin Towers, quite simply, seeing the towers soar amongst the Kuala Lumpur buildings is truly impressive. You can of course do both and or combine the Petrona Twin Towers with the KLCC Aquaria.

Central Market

Central Market, Kuala Lumpur is accessible by public transport which is fantastic if you are travelling on a budget. Central Market is a one-stop-shop for a range of local handicraft, souvenirs and genuine one-off collectables.

The building was first built in 1888 as a wet market and is now one of the most popular market spots for locals and tourists. The Market is a delight to wander through, it is clean, well maintained and the shops throughout are of great quality. It is wheelchair and stroller friendly and a Kuala Lumpur attraction, not to be missed.

You will also find a great range of eateries and local food and snacks to try. You will find most food tours in Kuala Lumpur stop into the Central Market.

A visit to Central Market will not disappoint.

Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

Riding a Hop On Hop Off Bus in any city is a great way to see lots of different things, for a very affordable price. You can get unlimited access to the Hop On Hop Off Buses by purchasing a Kuala Lumpur City Pass.

For those travelling in Kuala Lumpur with toddlers, it is a fantastic option! Kids love travelling in a bus typically and for the parents, it is a bit of a break!

The KL Hop On Hop Off trip will allow you to reach attractions and parts of KL that you may not be able to access easily. Sit back and enjoy the ride. Kuala Lumpur has some extraordinaire buildings, a great history and loads to see and marvel at.

Plan your trip so you know where you want to get off the bus and know how long you want to spend at each Kuala Lumpur attraction. It’s a good idea to have the bus times written down for each stop so that you know when you need to get back on. It doesn’t matter if you don’t, the bus will come, it might just save you waiting around on the side of a road for longer than necessary!

Other great tours to do when in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Selangor Fireflies & Wildlife Tour

Genting Highlands and Batu Caves Day Trip

Cameron Highlands Private Day Tour

Full-Day Trip to Historical Malacca

Batu Caves Half-Day Tour

Batu Caves & Cultural Exploration Tour

Mental Health Activities For Families

Mental Health Activities For Families While Travelling

Disclosure: Love To Travel, Stay-Eat-Do are not medical professionals. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please seek professional help immediately by contacting your local medical practitioner, Lifeline or phoning 000 if in Australia.

Taking time out from everyday life is essential in anyone’s life. We all lead such busy lives – from work and school, out of hours and after school commitments, household chores, meeting financial commitments, getting food on the table and so much more. It very easy to get caught up in everything and so important that we make the time to stop (or at least slow down) and refocus on our and our mental health.

What is the meaning of Mental Health?

According to the World Health Organisation, Mental Health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

Let us break it down…

“…every individual realises his or her own potential” – meaning, every person can see and appreciate their own value and their worth.

“…[every individual] can cope with the normal stresses of life” – meaning, a person can go about everyday tasks essential to life as they know it.

“…[every individual] can work productively and fruitfully” – meaning, people can work in their chosen occupation with purpose and get the job done effectively.

“…[every individual] is able to make a contribution to her or his community” – meaning, that every person is able to make a contribution to the people or community around them in a positive way. This may be as simple as interacting with others through gestures or acknowledgement.

Why is Mental Health so important and why we should aspire to have good Mental Health?

Mental health impacts on the way we all think, feel and act. Having good mental health, enables people to live a stable life, make well considered decisions, function daily and feel comfortable in oneself.

Having good mental health is just as important as having good physical, social, environmental, spiritual or emotional health. In fact, all types of health work in conjunction with one another. A person does not a full bill of health, if they are not considered to have good health in all aspects.

Mental Health activities for families while travelling

Travelling can be hard work at times, it is not all fairy tales like we all imagine and dream it to be. It is hard on parents and it is equally as hard on kids. Some days are more difficult than others and it is important to remember that everyone will have good and bad days; and, often they will be on different days to one another. It is so important for families to have strategies that can be used to maintain good mental health while travelling.

Reading

Find a book you love and escape into its world. Reading is not only an important skill to have, but it is also very calming and slow paced. Find a comfortable and quiet spot to sit and read. Immerse yourself in your book for any given time and take a break from what is going on around you.

Colouring or crafting

Our kids love to colour and craft. We always have colouring books and pencils on hand, on any trip. Whether it is for the car, the aeroplane, campground or in a hotel room, it is a great quiet activity that is great for the minds of all. In fact, I don’t go on a holiday without my colouring book and pencils either!

Craft is a little more difficult on the road, however, we have found a great activity that the kids love – making pom poms!

Puzzles

Puzzles are a great activity (and sometimes slightly annoying and addictive all at the same time) to completely take your mind off things. If you are patient enough to sit and immerse yourself in a puzzle, it can be a great way to ease the mind.

If you’re holidaying in a hotel or bnb, having a puzzle to keep you occupied is easy enough. If you are moving around or camping, you might like to buy a puzzle mat, so that you can roll it up, without it being damaged.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and meditation help you focus on being in the moment. It can help with your focus and concentration, confidence and awareness, reduce stress and manage anxiety and so much more. Ultimately, mindfulness and meditation has great benefits to your physical and mental health.

Travelling can bring about stressors that you never knew existed. While travel is brilliant in so many ways, it is certainly more challenging for some than others.

Mindfulness is so important and when you’re travelling you have great opportunities to do this really well. Being mindful is about being present with where you are in any given moment. Be consciously in the moment, with the people you are with, in the activity you are doing or the experience you are having.

If you need help learning to be mindful or meditate, there are lots of great apps you can use for free or buy online. No one meditation will suit every single person, so you may need to try a few different ones out, before you feel comfortable. The key is, don’t give up!

Exercise for Mental Health

We all know that exercise has great benefits to your physical health, what some people fail to realise is that exercise is actually essential for maintaining good mental health.

Exercise can reduce anxiety and stress, improve negative mood, self esteem and cognitive function.

If you are feeling down and need a little pick-me-up, there really is nothing better than doing a little bit of exercise. Go for a 20 minute walk or a light jog, throw a ball with your kids, take them on a bike ride; you simply need to move your body!

Relationships and communication

Maintaining positive relationships while travelling is essential. Without good communication, relationships fall apart. It is important to consciously work on your relationship with each person in your travelling tribe. Whether it is your partner or your children, you should take the time to spend with each person and foster a positive relationship.

Create moments, have conversations, ask questions, challenge one another and most importantly encourage one another. Travelling can be really difficult if communication between all parties, is down.

Get amongst nature

One of the best things about travelling, is getting out and exploring. In fact, when you travel, you probably do get out amongst nature more than you might if you were at home. Take the time to conscious explore nature, sit among trees, watch waves crash on the sand, breathe in fresh air. Nature does wonders for the soul.

Write a journal

Writing a travel journal is a great way to keep track of all the adventures you go on, places you see, attractions you visit. You can record memorable moments, funny things that happen and how you felt during your trip. It’s a great activity for children too and an excellent exercise in gratitude.

A journal to record your memories is one thing, but journelling (writing a journal) itself, is a great way to get your thoughts out of your mind. Take the time to write a gratitude journal every day, write the things that have made you most happy and if you’ve had frustrations, write them down too. Be honest with your feelings and express yourself openly in your writing.

Be organised

Some people like to fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants when they travel, for others that is just not they way they work. It may depend on where you are travelling or whether you are bound by time restrictions. Whatever it might be, knowing what your parameters are and planning for them will do you absolute wonders when you are travelling.

If you are bound by time, it’s a great idea to plan, here are some quick tips:

  • create schedule
  • plan what activities you want to see
  • plan which places you want to visit
  • plan your length of stay based on what you want to do in each town

If your stresses are financially related, because let’s face it, we’re all on some sort of budget – plan ahead to save money for your next holiday and while you’re traveling, follow these top tips for budget holidays.

Give to others

There really is something great about giving to others. There are so many ways that we can give to others and it really does make you feel good. The beauty of this one is that you can literally be anywhere in the world and you can still give to others. Here are some great ways to do it:

  • Let someone else go in front of you in a line
  • Allow someone else to be served first
  • Show someone where to go if they are lost
  • Buy someone a coffee
  • Lend a hand to someone in need
  • Talk to someone who needs a listening ear
  • Lend a book to someone to read
  • Pick flowers or vegetables from your garden
  • Send them a thoughtful note

There are so many ways to help others and so many ways we can consciously work to have good mental health. If you have any other great ideas that we can add to our list, please leave us a comment below – we’d love to hear from you!

Mental Health Support – seek help

Talk to a professional who knows how to help. If you are travelling or on the road, make a call to your local medical practitioner and arrange a TeleHealth appointment. Reach out to a counsellor or psychologist, or a government agency. Here are a few good ones you could start with:

Things To Do In Strasbourg

THINGS TO DO IN STRASBOURG

Where is Strasbourg?

Things To Do In Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg is situated on the border between France and Germany, sometimes confused as being in Germany; history shows there was a great battle between the countries to claim the region. Strasbourg is part of the beautiful Alsace region which is surrounded by the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River. Strasbourg is just minutes from the west bank of the Rhine River.

How To Get To Strasbourg

Things To Do In Strasbourg - Travel Europe

Strasbourg is directly west from Paris and conveniently located between a number of bigger cities. There are several options for travelling from Paris to Strasbourg.

By car it will take roughly 5 hours; by train, conveniently 1 hour 45 minutes. For obvious reasons, most people travel to Strasbourg from Paris using their very efficient public transport system, with Gare Strasbourg being centrally located. The heart of Strasbourg is a pedestrian hub, so if you have a car, you need to park outside the town and walk in.

From Gare Strasbourg, you can also connect to Frankfurt, Basel, Nice, Amsterdam and Prague.

Things To Do In Strasbourg

Things To Do In Strasbourg - Travel France

Strasbourg is a remarkable city which boasts medieval history and a vibrant and colourful feel. There are so many things to do in and around Strasbourg. From the pedestrianised streets, great cafes, restaurants and bars, Strasbourg is truly alive!

For food and wine lovers, the area is known for their great local produce and vineyards. You can enjoy a self guided gourmet tour or a wine tour in the Alsace Wine Region.

Here is a list of things to do and see when you are in Strasbourg:

  • Wander La Petite France – admire the narrow lanes, canals and locks – simply stunning! Keep an eye out Grande Ile which is simply fairy tale-like with half-timbered houses.
  • Participate in a bike tour with a local.
  • Place de la Republique – the main square in Strasbourg.
  • Cathedrale Notre Dame.
  • Astronomical clock – you can also go up to the viewing platform which is 66ft high.
  • Join a historical walking tour in Strasbourg’s city centre.
  • Grande Mosque de Strasbourg – France’s biggest mosque.
  • Musee de l’Oeuvre Notre Dame – for an incredible display of some of France’s most incredible sculptures, which includes some of the original cathedral statues.
  • Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain – for a great collection of work by Rodin and Picasso.
  • Musee Alsacien – for the history buffs, you can see more about the region throughout history.
  • Explore the Alsace Wine Region on an organised tour or hire a car and self-drive.

Day Trips From Strasbourg

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Strasbourg and the Alsace Region is a great area to explore by foot, ride a bike, drive, take a tour or even get on a train. There are great day trip opportunities from Strasbourg. The options are bound to create the most memorable visit to Strasbourg for you.

There are fantastic bike tours available from Strasbourg and will vary in duration and activities, dependent on what you are looking for.

Do yourself a favour and explore beyond Strasbourg itself! The villages in the Alsace region are simply breathtaking and not to be missed. You can easily do this if you have a car, or if you prefer to be shown around, book a seat on an organised tour. The streets are cobble stoned, quaint little laneways, beautiful cafes to stop in for a coffee and patisserie.

Enjoy the rolling hills Colmar and the cobbled street town of Euguisheim, visit the walled village of Riquewihr and visit the 12th century fortress of High Koenigsbourg.

The Alsace Wine Region

What to do in Strasbourg

If you enjoy a wine, be sure to explore the extensive and picturesque Alsace wine region. From Strasbourg you book a seat on a Alsation wine tasting tour with lunch – the perfect, hassle-free day out!

Stop in and sample the region’s characteristic white wines including Riesling. Popular villages to explore on the Alsace wine route are Mittelbergheim, Dambach-la-Ville, Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr.

Here is a list of some of the most popular vineyards and villages to visit:

Things To Do In Strasbourg

You can even do a guided tasting and cellar visit at Au Péché Vigneron, in Gertwiller.

What Else To See In Strasbourg

Christmas Market In Strasbourg

If you can visit Strasbourg in December, you will have the opportunity to marvel at the world famous Christmas Markets in the Capitale de Noel – Strasbourg. Christmas in Europe is truly remarkable and known for the magic they produce at their Christmas markets; Strasbourg’s will not disappoint! The city is known to light up and ooze Christmas spirit for all ages.

Where To Stay In Strasbourg

Where To Stay In Strasbourg - Travel France

Strasbourg is a beautiful city to stay in and you could certainly spend several days touring around the sites. The most highly sort after area to stay is within La Petite France and the pedestrianised area. The buildings in Strasbourg are so beautiful, you are bound to find somewhere completely magical and memorable for your stay in Strasbourg.

Nearby cities and villages to Strasbourg are also well worth consideration for lodging. There are beautiful smaller towns in the Alsace Region where you will find some lovely accommodation. These include:

Like most European cities, it is a good idea to do your research, look at a map and find the location that will work best for you. There is a great range of hotels and bed and breakfasts and you are always best to read hotel reviews from past guests.

Strasbourg Weather

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This picture perfect village is nestled between two mountain ranges and therefore the weather in Strasbourg can be very mild and temperate. That said, Strasbourg experiences signficant rainfall throughout the year. In Winter, despite the chilly temperatures, you will pray for Strasbourg to snow and be covered by the white blanket.

EASY APPLE CAKE

EASY APPLE CAKE

Apple Cakes originate from Dorset, Devon and Somerset, in England. While this may not be the most traditional type of apple cake coming out of England, this is a super easy, delicious recipe making baking with kids fun!

Easy Cooking For Kids

What you need for preparation and cooking

Stove top, oven, saucepan, mixing bowl, scales, mixing spoon, baking dish/cake tin.

Ingredients

Caramel Syrup

  • 40g butter
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 100g brown sugar

Cake

  • 2 large apples
  • 200g soft butter
  • 85g milk (we use almond)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 75g brown sugar
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 250g self raising flour

This recipe has been taken and adapted from the Thermomix Community.

What to do

SYRUP

  • Mix the sugar, water and butter in a saucepan until the butter has melted and the sugar has fully dissolved.
  • Pour syrup into the base of the cake tin

APPLES

  • Slice apples thinly and lay across the top of the syrup until it is covered.

CAKE

  • Combine all other ingredients and mix.
  • Pour and spread batter over the top of the apples.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 170C.
  • Once cooked, allow to sit for 10 minutes, before turning it upside down onto a plate. To do this, put a plate on top of the cake, then carefully flip the cake and plate (as one) over.
  • Carefully remove the cake tin.

SERVING

  • Warm with cream or ice-cream as a dessert.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy for morning or afternoon tea.

HOME MEALS BY COUNTRY

HOME MEALS, BY COUNTRY

CHINA

Steamed Buns

DENMARK

Cinnamon Scrolls

EGYPT

Hummus

Bread

HUNGARY

Beef Strogonaff

INDIAN

Chickpea Curry

ITALY

Gnocchi

Pizzas

JAPAN

Sushi

LITHUANIA

Cucumber Soup

POLAND

Cucumber Soup

SWEDEN

Cinnamon Scrolls

TURKEY

Tzatziki Dip