At Constance Kids Club we’re inspired by fun, and that goes for everything from the sporting activities we provide to the meals we create during the day.
If your family has a budding Heston Blumenthal or Shelina Permalloo in its midst, then we encourage them to get involved in our food-based adventures. We believe in rolling up our sleeves and getting stuck in, so our theme days can involve getting out in the garden to plant herbs like basil, then going back to the kitchen to make pizzas and experimenting with different flavours and toppings.
On a sweeter note, every Constance Kid loves to try their hand at the more creative side of baking. We’ll give them a chance to decorate their own cookies, and teach them the art of making ice cream and pancakes. It won’t be long before you’ll have a proper little dessert chef on your hands.
Our 4-6 year olds have an imagination space to run wild in, with playhouses, kitchenettes and tool workshops. We’ll keep them occupied with fruit-based games like ‘the fastest eater’, and make sure there’s an occasional smoothie and treat thrown in for good measure.
Want to get your kids in the mood for their upcoming food-filled frolics? Here’s an activity you can easily try at home to whet their appetite…
Chocolate bowls with vanilla ice-cream by Chef Jordi
You will need:
- 8 balloons
- 200 grams of good dark chocolate
- Parchment or greaseproof paper
To make the chocolate bowls:
Boil some water in a pan and set a glass bowl above it, without letting any steam or water touch it. Break up the chocolate into pieces and put in the bowl, stirring continuously until it melts.
Blow up the balloons – you want them to be small and round, like little bowls. Carefully dip about half to three quarters of the balloon’s surface area into the melted chocolate and place on the paper. Let set in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
After half an hour, remove the sheets from the fridge and let them stand for about 5-10 minutes. While pinching the tops of the balloons, snip or poke a hole to release the air… SLOWLY!
Hopefully the balloon will release freely, but if it doesn’t, do not pull the balloon away from the chocolate just yet. Let it sit for a few more minutes and the chocolate should release the balloon on its own.
Remember, the bowls are delicate so keep them on the paper and return to the fridge until ready to serve. When ready, simply add your favourite ice cream and enjoy – yum!
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