Cookiemonster's Yummy Banana Cookies
1 cup rolled oats
½ cut wheatgerm
1 cup whole wheat self-raising flour
½ cup desiccated coconut
½ cup raisins
2 mashed bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
mix all dry ingredients, add eggs, bananas and vanilla. Roll into balls and put on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 180degrees C or 360degrees F for 15 minutes.
2 cups vanilla yogurt (not low fat)
1 box savoiardi biscuits
2 cups of prepared coffee substitute (Ecco, Caro, etc) or hot chocolate
Dip biscuits individually into prepared coffee drink and place in a container. Layer yogurt on top. Add another layer of biscuits and yogurt, topping with a dusting of cocoa (I sometimes shave chocolate on the top). Leave in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Overnight is also good.
Easy Family Pizza
2.5 cups white flour
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp yeast
1 tsp salt
200ml or ¾ cups warm water
A parent might have to help here! Mix all ingredients together and knead for 10 minutes (a breadmaker can also do the kneading). Then let rise for 1 hour. Punch down, roll out. Each child gets a portion to roll and create his/her own base with. Bases can be as simple or elaborate as the children want them to be. Note, if you are pressed for time, you can also use English muffins, toasted lightly.
A tomato sauce made with a tin of tomatoes, 1 clove garlic, mixed herbs and a tablespoon of tomato paste pureed together.
Or just use tomato paste.
On top of the base, add chopped pineapple, chopped green and red sweet peppers (capsicum), grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese, ham, olives (my boys hate them so we only put them on adults pizzas), and anything else you want.
Bake in a preheated oven on the hottest setting for approx 10 minutes. Sometimes we let the pizzas cool, and cut into shapes with large cookie cutters