You will find a list of easy recipes for kids here at Easy French Food because we have a resident kid chef, Max, who is eager to share his recipes and tips with you. Max is our 10 year old son and the youngest in the family.
For years I resisted cooking with the kids. Every once in a while I'd let them create something, usually along the lines of Harry Potter inspired bierre beurre or sea biscuits, which were supposed to last for years on board ship. But I never really encouraged them.
I think I was afraid of the mess. I already had enough of those going in other parts of the house. I needed my kitchen to be in some sort of reasonable order I suppose. But then Max came along and he so much likes to cook, that I just couldn't resist him. It would have been unnatural. And the amazing thing I found out, it's fun to cook with a kid! Especially a kid that really wants to learn to cook. And as for the mess? We clean it up as we go. If he's stirring, I'm washing out a bowl. If I'm chopping, he's putting an ingredient away.
Things Max has learned along the way:
Max loves to cook using easy recipes for kids and he especially loves to share his creations with his family. It is a very proud moment for him, and me too!
Here are a few of the French recipes we've had success with. We'll be adding more easy recipes for kids as Max's repertoire expands.
Cherry Clafoutis Recipe - A clafoutis is a very simple French dessert made from fresh fruit and a little custard.
French Yule Log - Easy Christmas recipe made with yummy sweetened chestnut puree.
Chocolate Tart Recipe - This is a very simple tart filled with chocolate ganache and decorated with candy. Sure to please everyone.
Easy Baked Fish - Learn how to cook using the French technique called en papillote. It's easier than you think!
Easy Brownie Recipe - Called Le Choco Fondant in French, these are basically brownies with a nice French name.
Easy Rice Pudding Recipe - You'll find rice pudding recipes all over the world. Here's a simple French style rice pudding, easily fixed by beginning chefs.
French Flan Recipe - What a great way to get your calcium!
Meringue Cookies - Super simple and a good start to learning the basic cooking technique of meringue making.
Oven French Fries - Everybody is going to like these frites au four- the no mess, low fat alternative to deep fat frying.
Sauteed Mushrooms - Called La Poelée du Bois in French, this sautéed mushroom and bacon dish is good for lunch.
Spaghetti Squash Recipe - Make spaghetti magically appear from squash, then bake it au Gratin for guaranteed kid pleasing results.
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