Sundried Tomato and Basil Rolls And A Dettol Giveaway

Friday, 3 July 2015

Sundried Tomato and Basil Rolls And A Dettol Giveaway

Sundried tomato and basil rolls

As a Mum of three boys, one thing I think is important for me to teach them is how to cook. Luckily my boys love cooking. The problem? Let's just say that sometimes cooking with the kids can get a little bit messy so it is always useful to have some Dettol wipes on hand to clean up the spillages and kill the germs too.

As all little viewers of "I can cook!" will know, you start by washing your hands. The Dettol kitchen no touch hand wash really is great when your hands are covered in dough mix as it senses your hands are there and dispenses the soap. Very clever!

washing hands with dettol handwash

Middle man and I decided we would make some sundried tomato and basil rolls for our tea.

We started by making a basic bread recipe. You will need:

500g of strong white flour
7g Easy bake yeast sachet
1 1/2 tsp caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
50g melted butter
300ml of warm water.

Mix all the ingredients above in a large bowl.

making-bread

Then came the kneading part. Cue lots of screams of delight that he had sticky hands! (You should knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes.) We sprayed down the table with the Dettol spray as it kills 99.9% of germs. Once you have finished kneading place the dough back in the mixing bowl and leave it to rise so that it doubles it's size.

sticky-hands

After the dough has risen, mix in some chopped sundried tomatoes and basil. Split the dough into round balls and bake in an oven at 180C for around 15-20 minutes.

tomato and basil rolls

There is nothing quite like freshly baked bread with some melted butter on top. Middle man was very pleased with his efforts and thanks to Dettol, cleaning up the mess was nice and straight forward too.

Dettol have kindly offered one of my readers the chance to win a bundle of goodies (similar to this one) so that cooking with the kids can be cleaned up easily! Just complete the rafflecopter below. Good Luck!

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164 comments:

Tracey Peach said...

Prepair the ingredients before you start, there is a lot less mess this way

kim plant said...

start by doing simple cooking like cookies and cupcakes x

maci234 said...

make it fun

winnie said...

use a lot of colourful ingredients

London Mum said...

Your rolls look delicious, I have no tips as I've not attempted cooking with my Son just yet, but the detail bits you've mentioned all sound ideal, especially the no touch soap dispenser! x

emma walters said...

let them get messy!!!

Aaron Broad said...

Get them involved as possible

Aaron Broad said...

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Leila Benhamida said...

Make them fill like a little chef get them an apron like mummy first :0)

Christina Curtis said...

Get them involved and have fun!

Kaci Soderstrom said...

Let them get involved and make it fun

Nicki Evans said...

Don't worry too much about mess.

Sara Janeg said...

Let them have fun, sort the mess later

kim neville said...

Expect some mess and let them enjoy helping you

Chris Davies said...

Make it fun or they will soon lose interest

laura banks said...

don't get stressed there is going to be mess and it can be cleaned

Martina Pichova said...

Have a plan - for example if I don't want him to chop some ingredient with sharp knife I get him to count the muffin cases while I do the chopping...

Natalie Crossan said...

Make it fun x

rebecca beesley said...

Be prepared for mess and don't get stressed about it. x

Pete Cleasby said...

choose carefully what you`re going to make to ensure it`s long enough to keep their interest but not too short either

Ruth Harwood said...

Try not to stress out too much about the mess!!

Laura Pritchard said...

Let them do all the mixing & weighing, they have a melt-down if you do it!

Monica Gilbert said...

Have the ingredients and equipment all ready to go so that their attention will be kept longer/

purplevamp said...

Just have fun and don't worry about the mess. You can always clean it up after they've finished cooking.

Sarah Rees said...

Get messy and have fun

caroline walliss said...

Simple recipes and lots of patience.x

Nickles83 said...

keep it simple and dont worry about the mess till after!

Sarah-Jane Laycock said...

Make it fun, let them explore, let them create smiling faces made with vegetables and fruit. Keep it interactive

Ruth Steel said...

Let them experiment, go with the flow and don't stress about the mess.

Fiona said...

make something simple and tasty together such as cookies

Paula Readings said...

Kids get impatient & bored quickly, so I suggest something fun, quick & easy. my first time was cup cakes.

Mary Chez said...

Make something with quick results and don't worry about the mess

Elizabeth Hinds said...

Definitely something that's quick - if possible look through a children's cookery book and let them choose something beforehand, it enables them to feel like a much bigger part of the process that way :)

williamgould said...

Make sure then can help, join in, lick bowls (was my favourite bit I remember, still do it now....) and see the end results!

Samantha Wheeler said...

Wear an apron!!!!

Alexandra Dixon-Mersh said...

Keep their hair tied back!

Siobhan Davis said...

Make it fun and keep them involved if they make mess who cares it can always be cleaned up :)

Simon 101 said...

Try the recipe for yourself first before getting the kids involved.

kayleigh bates said...

embrace the mess x

Lorraine Tinsley said...

Don't be too worried about mess, but try and make something simple

Rebecca Pawsey said...

make it fun.

leanne williams said...

encourage them at all times

PAULINE HILL said...

make it fun and join in

Kristy Leanne Brown said...

Don't mind the mess! It's part of the fun

geezerbird44 said...

Get someone else to try the results

Alica said...

Patience is key!!! lol x

Bhavesh Mistry said...

take the mess in the kitchen with a pinch of salt!

Lorraine Foster said...

Get everything ready and weighed before hand.

nichola mackay said...

Let them make mess. Don't get yourself in a state when flour is flying and milk is splashing

Lynne Durkin said...

Patience :) let them experience all the tastes and textures x

Victoria_CosmeticCravings said...

Prepare by having everything measured out before you start

ashleigh allan said...

Have patience and expect lots of mess!

Kelly law said...

Get everything ready so your not having to run around in the middle of cooking!

Keith Hunt said...

Keep your knife block out of reach at the back of the counter.

emilyomara said...

dont b over controlling

Angela Louise said...

Have fun and dont worry about too much mess, it can all be cleaned xx

Lynsey Buchanan said...

Don't worry about the mess

foz said...

Keep them engaged

Ali Johnson said...

Start with something simple such as cheese straws & don't panic about the mess that is going to be made!

Carol Carroll said...

You be patient and help them when they need it.

clairdownham said...

lots of patience!

Jodie Crossley said...

lots of patience and start with simple recipes!

Chestnut said...

make lots of mess and enjoy it!

janet dring said...

Patience

Theresa Parker said...

to try and mot get upset about the mess...to relax and enjoy the experience. ..and the mess!

jenniwren12 said...

don't worry about the mess!

Gemma Brown said...

be patient and don't worry too much about a little mess. it's part of the fun

Natalie Osborne Thomason said...

Keep it fun and colourful

Arabella Bazley said...

Accept it is going to get messy and be prepared!

Justine Meyer said...

make sure everywhere is well covered and get them to help in clearing up

Stephanie Whitehouse, said...

Know that what you do will stay with the for life

Ursula Hunt said...

Keep it simple and no frying

Kay Lou Smith said...

Wear an apron! And try to be patient :)

Susie Wilkinson said...

Try and teach them to clean as they go along, it'll be a great habit for life.......and have lots of patience!

Rebecca Nisbet said...

patience, and make it creative and fun, like lots of mixing, and decorating.

Jayne Townson said...

Let them join in at every stage and get them to help clean up the mess afterwards.

Tammy Tudor said...

get them involved as much as they can but make cleaning up as they go part of the fun!

MrRichTea said...

Try to keep it fun :)

claire griffiths said...

keep it fun and let it gets messy and get them to help clean up after

Emily Clark said...

Make sure everyone has a job to do - no matter how small!

emma j lowe said...

not to worry if little too much or not enough of the ingredients go in. be ready for cleaning up, as there will be mess.

GCforever said...

Involve them at every stage that it is safe to do so.

jane templeman said...

Let them experiment and let them have fun

Katie Skeoch said...

Keep them away from the oven but give them other jobs, my boys love mixing batter!

Helen Warrener said...

show them how to wash their hands first have an apron but make it fun and involve them as much as possible and if there is a bit of egg shell in a cake don't worry we learn by our mistakes

kerry locke said...

Don't stress over the mess ...

Gemma Clark said...

Be patient!

Martina Evans said...

Teach them about hygiene and make sure that they all take turns when cooking.

stephanie lovatt said...

get everything ready beforehand

rugmaker said...

lots of spare ingredients

SARAH LAMBERT said...

Get them to taste what they are making and make it as fun as you can :)

Kay Moffat said...

I try to involve them as much as possible.

melanie stirling said...

Cover the table and floor before starting.

Megan Kinsey said...

Get them involved in every stage, right from deciding what to make and buying the ingredients at the shop, even the washing up!

Samantha Loughlin said...

Just to have fun and enjoy what they are doing

TRACY MANNING said...

Let them do there own creating when baking it lets them know its fun to cook.

Dawn Adams said...

Great shaped biscuit cutters, have everything weighed out ready if they are really young.

Jamie Millard said...

Slow and stead. They may not understand everything first time.

Emily Knight said...

Get them involved from an early age so they know where food comes from!

Joanne Welsh said...

Let them get involved in small things first but that make them feel like they're helping

JudeVFR400 said...

Lots of hand washing and big aprons.

Val Swift said...

Make sure you have plenty of time and patience!

Kamila Yildirim said...

stay calm no matter what, it should be a fun

kris said...

keep calm and have fun

DAWN TOTTON said...

Be prepared for lots of mess and washing up.

Elaine Dale said...

clean up as you go along

Karen Cowley said...

try to have fun and ignore the mess x

charlotte said...

get everything ready and prepped before. its so much easier then!

Paul Scotland said...

Get everything prepped before, and be in a chilled and vilgent mood

sarah diane rees said...

get prepared and have fun

Kathy D said...

get them to do all the measuring - they love it

Nichole said...

Give them age appropriate tasks and have fun!

lauren tourle said...

Write lists of the tasks they can do before you start so they know what to do :)

Kathryn Booth said...

accept there will be mess!

Kirsty Ward said...

Be Prepared & Make Sure You Have Aprons!

Plastig Ffantastig said...

Try to make some of the cleaning up part of the process - it's a good habit and makes the kitchen look *slightly* less like a bombsite afterwards...

laura stewart said...

let them do what they can xx

Iris Waldburger said...

Aprons and not to get to stressed about the mess, let them help cleaning up

SHEILA DUNSMORE said...

go for it!

Michelle Ferguson said...

Don't take it too seriously and have fun

Jess Howliston said...

Don't worry about the mess! It is easily cleaned and the smile they will have when they get to eat something they helped make is so worth it!

Jessica cook said...

clean as you go!

Lyla said...

Have fun and get mucky

Amanda said...

Ignore the mess and concentrate on them getting stuck in, feeling the ingredients such as flour etc and have fun!

suey1969 said...

Let the make mess, stay safe & have fun

suey1969 said...

Your rolls look lovely, I've never thought of using tins for rolls before, good idea.

Skye Milne said...

Let them all join in and make it fun, get them to all help clean up at the end...my boys actually argue over who's doing the washing up after!

Karen Laing said...

Expect mess and lots of it.Once you get over that you have great fun with messy faces hands and clothes,even with their aprons on.Then to see their little faces when their creations are cooked is just lovely x

Karen Laing said...

What a wonderful day you had at the RHS,I would love to go but when you live in Scotland it becomes very expensive with travel and hotels added in.You were so lucky to chart to so many well known names,I didn't realise they did that.And I loved your wee mans reaction to the wormery !

Rachel Butterworth said...

Try to do recipes that are simple and cheap, as half of it will inevitabily end up on the floor.

Tamsin Jane Dean said...

keep it simple

caroline bartholomew said...

love reading blogs when i get the chance to, loved reading this too x

Corinne Peat said...

Quick recipes are the best

Susiegee said...

Keep it simple make it fun.

supastar1501 said...

Don't worry about the mess - just enjoy it :-) x

Beki Hobbs said...

Patience!

Maxine Owen said...

Remember that mess can be cleaned, it is good to relax and have fun.

Helen Myers said...

They love to decorate things so keep a stash of fruit, nuts, sugary sprinkly things etc and for savoury food different shaped cutters work well for doing decorative cheese and veggie shapes. Oh and gin - for me, not them, obvs.

Michelle Banks said...

make it fun, make a mess, and make ccleaning up the mess fun!

Rich Moore said...

Don't worry too much about them making a mess, you can clean that up later

PamGregory said...

Keep it simple and fun

lynn heath said...

Have fun, and if your really organised have a Heres one I baked earlier ready, my kids have no patience to wait for things to cook!!!

Sarah P said...

Have fun and worry about the washing up later

Tony Martin said...

KEEP IT SIMPLE AND MAKE THEM FEEL THEY HAVE MADE IT ALL THEMSELVES TO GIVE THEM MORE CONFIDENCE TO MAKE MORE WITH YOU soz caps x

Dawn said...

Easier said than done, but try not to worry about the mess. Get stuck in with them - the kitchen, hands and hair will wash clean later

Andy Kadir-Buxton said...

Let them be inventive. My eldest came up with a recipe when he was 9, I have it on my website.

Cheesy
Heats

It is traditional
to buy exotic cheeses at Christmas, but in our household they often get left
until well after the celebrations before being eaten. My son, William, (when
aged 9) came up with the idea of putting two different cheeses onto a cheese
cracker, put another cracker on top to form a sandwich, and then microwave until
the cheese has just melted. Great, that's my son.

Laura Asplin said...

Get them to help pick the herbs in the garden

essexgirlSE said...

Chop veggies small and make them into veggie curry

Ben Audsley said...

i find baking easiest with kids - let them do most of the work!##

Hannah Ingham said...

Don't fuss about the mess!

Sheri Darby said...

Clean hands and lots of fun

i wilson said...

relax and let the kids do it. I have a hands-off policy (which is hard). Remember - it's not the results which matter - it's how much everyone has enjoyed the experience.

Emily C said...

Let them choose, let them play with flavours etc. It's amazing how much they'll learn about what they like and dislike!

Clare Hubbard said...

Have fun!

zebzob said...

get messy!

Laura Nice said...

Enjoy it and don't stress about the mess, time with the family is more important!

Emma Ellams said...

Get them involved in as much as possible

Emma said...

Get them involved with daily family cooking not just one off cakes etc. They need to know how to cook healthy balanced meals when they go to uni. My favourite purchase is a safe knife that actually cuts from pampered chef!

Kat Lucas said...

Make it fun and don't worry so much about the mess

Hekna said...

prepare to get messy! But that's part of the fun :-)

greig spencer said...

make it fun x

Sarah Archibald said...

try not to worry about the mess or how much longer it may take! I like to involve my 3 year old as much as possible, even if its popping a banana in the smoothie maker, or stirring a stew. They love being involved.

Marie Booth said...

make it simple! My children love making chocolate cornflake cakes...mimimum fuss but lots of enjoyment!

Emma Dora Louise Thackery said...

enjoy getting messy!