McKellar Stewart Kindergarten
17a Regent Place, Kensington, South Australia 5068

What's cooking at kindy?


We love to cook at kindy and are often asked for recipes. We also love having parents in to cook with the children. Of course we always like the recipes to fit in with our Healthy Eating Policy - the following recipes just go to show what delicious treats can be made without chocolates, nuts or high sugar content!



Spring rolls
Vegie sausage rolls
Cheese and vegemite scrolls
Herb scones
Never fail scones
Ham and cheese muffins

Apple muffins
Sugar FREE Banana Cake
Rock buns
Muesli apricot slice
Banana and date muffins

Spring rolls

Ingredients :
carrots, capsicum, sweetcorn, snowpeas, mushrooms, bean sprouts
1 egg lightly beaten
pastry sheets cut into squares

Chop and cook all vegetables. Place small amount on pastry sheet. Fold over 3 corners and roll to make cyclinder. Seal with egg. Cook till golden brown in wok with oil. Serve with dipping sauces.

Vegie Sausage Rolls

Ingredients :
1 kg sausage mince
6 sheets puff pastry
2 medium grated carrots
1 medium grated onion
1 medium grated zucchini
1 egg beaten
Mixed herbs to taste

Preheat oven to 220 degrees. Combine mince, vegetables and herbs and mix well. Cut pastry sheets in half and spoon mixture down centre. Fold pastry over filling and seal edges firmly. Cut into small sizes and place on baking tray. Brush with beaten egg before putting in oven.

Cheese & Vegemite Scrolls

Ingredients :
4 sheets puff pastry thawed
1/4 cup vegemite
1 egg beaten
3 cups grated cheese

Preheat oven to 220 degrees. Line 3 trays with baking paper. Place 1 pastry sheet at a time onto a chopping board. Spread with vegemite and sprinkle with cheese. Roll up pastry 1 at a time. Be careful not to roll the sheets too tight. Cut each roll into 12 equal portions and place on trays allowing room to spread. Brush with beaten egg. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until pastry is golden and cheese has melted. Makes 48.

Herb Scones

Ingredients :
2 cups SR flour
1 dessert spoon sugar
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 table spoon butter
1 table spoon fresh parsley
1 egg
3/4 cup milk

Beat egg and sugar. Sift in flour. Add melted butter and herbs. Pat out and use a cutter to make shapes, using plain flour to separate. Bake on 210 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Never fail scones

Ingredients :
4 heaped cups Self Raising Flour
Pinch Salt
2 cups milk
2 dessert spoons of sugar
2 table spoons melted butter
2 eggs

Kids : Beat egg and sugar. Add milk and butter. Add sifted flour and salt. Knead lightly to dough consistency.

Adults : Roll and cut dough. Flatten to about 3cm high. Bake in hot oven for 10 mins.

Ham & Cheese Muffins

Ingredients :
2 cups SR Flour
1/2 teaspoon chicken stock powder 1/2 teaspoon ground hot paprika 80gms butter
130gms chopped ham
1 1/2 cups grated cheese
1 egg lightly beaten
1 cup milk

Kids : Sift dry ingredients, rub in butter, stir in ham and cheese, then egg and milk.

Adults : Cook in moderate oven for 10 - 15 mins.

Apple muffins

Ingredients :
125g butter
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup natural yoghurt
2 eggs
2 large apples
2 cups SR flour

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Add yoghurt. Stir in fruit and flour. Spoon into muffin try or patty pans. Bake @ 180 degrees for 20mins. Makes 12 - 15.

As a variation try the receipe with strawberries or plums instead of apples.


Ingredients :
100g melted butter
4 tbl spoons Sugar
3 cups milk with 2 teaspoons of Vanilla
3 eggs lightly beaten
2 heaped tea spoons bicarb soda
4 cups SR flour

Add sugar to flour. Add all ingredients. Beat to a pouring consistency. Add extra milk if too thick. Leave to stand for 15-20 minutes before cooking.

Sugar FREE Banana Cake

Ingredients :
2 cups SR flour
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
60g butter
4 mashed ripe bananas
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease 2 pans. Mix flour, soda and spice. In a separate bowl cream butter and egg. Add 1 teaspoon of dry mixture. Mix well and add fruit. Fold in dry mixture, alternatively with milk. Spread mix in pans and bake for 30-40 minutes.

Rock buns

Ingredients :
375g Self Raising Flour
250g melted butter
250g sugar
500g sultanas
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg (optional)
2 eggs lightly beaten
A little milk

Kids : Add all dry ingredients and sultanas; mix with eggs and butter. If the dough is stiff add a little milk. Drop spoonfuls onto a greased tray.

Adults : Bake in hot oven for 10 - 15 mins (depending on your oven).

Muesli Apricot Slice

Ingredients :
1/2 cup untoasted muesli
1/2 cup SR Flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup coconut
125g dried apricots
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 185g butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 eggs

Adults & kids : Mix dry ingredients together, melt butter & golden syrup over low heat & add to mixture. Stir in lightly beaten eggs and mix well. Pour into lightly greased tray (16x26cm) and bake in moderate oven for 30mins.

Banana & Date Muffins

Ingredients :
2 cups Self Raising Flour
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup mashed banana
1 cup seeded chopped dates
3 eggs lightly beaten
1/3 cup veg oil
1/3 cup buttermilk

Kids :Sift dry ingredients and add remaining ingredients.

Adults :Cook in moderate oven for 15 mins.