CLEVER IDEAS FOR THIS FATHER’S DAY

Father's Day is all about helping your kids give back to their Dad (without breaking the bank). So why not pick one of these ideas to do with your kids this Father’s Day.

From breakfast in bed, to homemade cards and a delicious dessert recipe, Westinghouse has some really clever ideas to make this Father’s Day one that is memorable.  

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Breakfast in bed: Get the kids in the kitchen and surprise their dad with breakfast in bed! This can be as simple as toast with multiple spreads or for the more daring, why not try pancakes for all to enjoy (in or out of bed). Go sweet or savoury and let the kids decorate with fresh fruits and syrup. 

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Craft a winning card: Nothing says I love you like a homemade card made from the heart. Get the kids together for a crafty afternoon and show dad he’s the best with his very own, personalised card. 

Dessert for Dad: Have the little chefs in the family get into the kitchen and cook dad delicious churros with chocolate dipping sauce! Check out the recipe below: 

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Churros

Serves 4

Ingredients

Churros:

  • 250 ml water
  • 100 grams salted butter
  • 1 cup plain flour 2 eggs

To toss in:

  • 1 cup of caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp. of cinnamon

For frying:

  • 2L of Vegetable oil

Dulche De Leche:

  • 395 grams tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 40 grams butter
  • 1 tbsp. golden syrup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Chocolate sauce:

  • 400 grams milk or dark chocolate melts
  • ½ cup thickened cream

 

Method:

  1. Place water and butter into a small saucepan, bring water to the boil
  2. Whilst the water and butter comes to the boil, whisk the eggs
  3. Set up a bench top or hand mixture with the paddle or double hook attachment
  4. As the water has boiled, remove from the heat and add the flour. Stir until the mixture is a ball and comes off the sides. Set aside for a few minutes to cool
  5. Whilst mixture is cooling make the Dulche De Leche and chocolate sauces
  6. Dulche De Leche: Place all ingredients into a small saucepan, stir until sugar dissolves and simmer on a low temperature for 6-8minutes
  7. Chocolate sauce: Place a small saucepan with 400ml of water on to boil. Place chocolate and cream into a small bowl on top of the saucepan with water, stir regularly until chocolate melts
  8. Once the churros mixture has cooled, place into a bowl and turn the mixer to a slow speed. Add egg mixture slowly until well combined
  9. Place oil into a medium saucepan, it should be 6-8 cm deep. Heat to approx. 160˚C (you can use a temperature probe or test the oil with a small piece of the churros mixture - it should rise to the top and bubble)
  10. Whilst the oil is heating up, place sugar and cinnamon into a bowl
  11. Line a plate with paper towel
  12. Fit a piping bag with a star tube. Place half of the churros mixture into a piping bag
  13. Pipe 10 cm lengths of the churros mixture into the oil (cut the churros from the piping bag with scissors). Cook for 1-2minutes (or until golden) and turn the churros
  14. Remove the churros from oil with tongs and place onto paper towel. From paper towel, place into sugar and toss to coat churros
  15. Repeat step 9 until you have no more churros mixture left
  16. Pour sauces into separate bowls, serve churros on a plate and allow people to dip their own churros into sauce

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Kids in the Kitchen can:

  • Toss the churros in sugar (just be careful they are not too hot)
  • Older kids (10+) can help with the sauces

For a selection of delicious recipes to spoil dad and get the kids in the kitchen click here!