South Africa – A child’s birthday is a great reason to throw a party. There are so many options available today – from party venues that provide all the décor, food and entertainment to the traditional ‘old school’ parties in the backyard at home. However, there is no reason why the catering should be outsourced.
Sasko has developed a selection of recipes that are perfect for children and encourages them to get involved in the kitchen to whip up a batch of “Sushi Sarmies”.
Using slices of fresh Sasko All In One white bread with the crusts cut off, a few ingredients like sliced ham, feta cheese and thin slices of cucumber, and a bit of handiwork to roll the bread, will produce a platter of delicious ‘sushi’ that kids will love.
No child will be able to resist the “Angry Birds” and “Hungry Caterpillar” sandwiches. Not only are they a breeze to make, but they will even interest the fussy eaters in the group. The caterpillar is made with Sasko Everyday White or Everyday Brown bread that has been cut out into circles.
Each sarmie is then constructed using the easy recipe and arranged into the shape of a worm. The birds are made using Sasko Regular Plain White Bread Buns that have been cut in half. Using a steady hand and some slices of cheese, salami or ham, anyone can create the iconic faces that most kids will recognise.
If you are pressed for time or lack the creative flair when it comes to birthday cakes, try the Marshmallow Cake recipe from Sasko. The cake itself is flop-proof and easy to make. Using butter icing and mini marshmallows to decorate the outside of the cake means that it is simple to do, yet the results will be astounding!
Another simple yet impactful idea is to make a selection of Push Pop Cakes. These will soon be a trendy cake alternative in South Africa, so be the first to serve these as a scrumptious sweet option at your little one’s party. A Push Pop Cake is like a lollipop, but it is made from a combination of sponge cake, whipped cream, berries, chocolate chips, custard or fresh fruit – just about anything you fancy! Purchase the cylindrical containers at specialty baking shops or online.
Using sheet cakes made with Sasko Quick Treats Chocolate and Vanilla Muffin Mixes, use the cylinders to cut out circles of cake. Then layer the cake in between fillings of your choice. The result is a small tube of layered cake that is then eaten by pushing up the base of the container and taking bites from the top.
Arrange the Push Pops in a vase or bowl and watch as the guests rush to devour them all! Sasko, a trendsetter in recipe innovation, recently developed a range of different options that can be made in moments for parties, so visit the Sasko Flour Facebook Page to be inspired.
These yummy recipes, games like “pin the tail on the donkey” and “pass the parcel” and a gathering of friends and family will truly complete the party, no matter where it is being held.