Frozen Fruit Pops

Frozen Fruit Pops

 

Tools

Handstand Kitchen Silicone Mold
Blender
Popsicle Sticks


Ingredients

Water or Fruit Juice

Frozen Fruits

 

Instructions

1. Place water or fruit juice and frozen fruits into the blender. Blend until combined.

2. Pour or spoon the mixture into the mold.

3. Place popsicle sticks in the center of each shape. 

*If the stick doesn't hold, try placing it in when it is semi-frozen.

4. Freeze for 1 hour or until completely frozen.

5. Serve to the kiddos (and adults) lounging in the pool!
June 22, 2020 — Handstand Kitchen
Taco-dilla Bites

Taco-dilla Bites

 

Tools

Cutting Board
Frying Pan
Spatula
Baking Sheet
Pastry Brush
Small Spoon
Large Cookie Cutters

Ingredients

Tortilla
Ground Beef (or protein of choice)
Taco Seasoning
Salt
Pepper
Shredded Cheese (your choice)
Egg Wash (optional)

 

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. In frying pan, cook ground beef until done. Drain excess liquid out of pan. On low heat, mix in salt, pepper and taco seasoning. Set aside. 
3. Use the cookie cutters to press down onto the tortilla to cut out shapes. Make sure to cut 2 of each shape for the front and back. 

4. Take one cut out and brush the side that will face inward with egg wash. Sprinkle some cheese over egg washed side, then carefully spoon ground beef over it, then top it off with another sprinkle of cheese. Take the second cut out and brush the side that will face down with egg wash and gently press. 

(It should look like a mini filled quesadilla. The edges do not have to be sealed.)

5. Place the taco-dilla bites onto the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the tortilla is crispy and cheese is melted. 

6. Let cool until safe to handle but still warm. Enjoy with fresh salsa, hot sauce, guacamole or sour cream!

 P.S. Egg wash helps to bind the filling to the tortilla cut outs, but the cheese also helps to do this, so feel free to omit the egg wash. 

 

June 18, 2020 — Handstand Kitchen
Pizza (Hand) Pies

Pizza (Hand) Pies

 

Tools

Cutting board and rolling pin
Baking sheet
Pastry brush
Small spoon

Handstand Kitchen large cookie cutters

Oven mitt

Cooling rack 

Ingredients

Pre-made pie crust dough or your own recipe
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Parmesan cheese, grated
Marinara sauce (store bought or your favorite recipe)
Mini pepperonis, optional
Egg wash (optional)

 

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet and set aside.

2. Use the rolling pin to roll the pie crust dough out on the cutting board. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters (be sure to cut out 2 of each shape, to make the front and back of the hand pie). 

NOTE: If the dough starts to get soft/warm, set it in the refrigerator for a few minutes before resuming. You can also place the cut out shapes in the refrigerator as you continue to work. 

3. Take HALF of all of the cut outs and set them aside. For the other half of cut outs, use the spoon to put a little marinara sauce in the middle each cut out. Then add a sprinkle of each cheese and some pepperoni. (Make sure to not over do the filling ingredients as the next part can get messy!)

4. To make the hand pies: take the other cut out halves, and place one over each of the cut outs with the cheese/meat fillings. Gently press down on the sides, until the top and bottom pie crusts fully enclose the fillings for each hand pie. (NOTE: use a wet pastry brush or use a finger dipped in water to outline the cutout edges of the hand pies before pressing them together, if the dough is not easily sticking together.) 

5. Carefully place the hand pies on greased baking sheet. (Pro tip: for a golden brown crust on the hand pies, use pastry brush to brush each hand pie with an egg wash: whisk together 1 egg with 1 teaspoon of water.

6. Use oven mitt to place baking sheet in oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crusts are golden brown.  Use oven mitt to carefully remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

7. Allow to cool slightly cool (about 5 minutes) and enjoy!

 

June 18, 2020 — Handstand Kitchen
Vanilla Cake & Cupcakes

Vanilla Cake & Cupcakes

 

Tools

Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
1 Medium Mixing Bowl
1 Large Mixing Bowl
Electric or Hand Mixer
Spatula
Mixing Spoon
Pastry Brush
Cookie Sheet
Handstand Kitchen Silicone Cake or Cupcake Mold


Ingredients

1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons melted butter to grease the mold
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 

Instructions

 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Thoroughly grease the mold with butter using a pastry brush and place it on a cookie sheet. Set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. 

4. In a large mixing bowl, use the mixer to beat together butter and sugar.

5. Beat in the eggs, then add the vanilla extract.

6. Once combined, alternate between adding the dry ingredients and milk. 

7. Slowly pour batter into the mold, filling about two-thirds full. 

8. Bake cakes for 30-40 minutes and cupcakes for 20-25 minutes until cake springs back when lightly touched. Allow to cool before removing from mold. 

9. Once cooled, carefully turn the cake over to remove from mold. Decorate with Vanilla Frosting!

June 18, 2020 — Handstand Kitchen
Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

 

Tools

Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Electric or Hand Mixer
Sifter
Cookie Sheet
Cutting Board
Rolling Pin
Parchment Paper or Aluminum Foil
Cookie Cutters

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

 

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil and set aside.
2. Combine the softened butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Cream using an electric or hand mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract. Set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.

4. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ones, until fully combined. Cover and chill for at least one hour in the refrigerator.

5. When the dough is ready, lightly dust a cutting board with flour. Section off the dough and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to shape the dough and place them one inch apart on the lined cookie sheet.

6. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the edges are light, golden brown. Let them cool and then decorate with Royal Icing!
June 18, 2020 — Handstand Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

 

Tools

Measuring Cups
Teaspoon
2 Large Mixing Bowls
Electric or Hand Mixer
Spatula
Spoon
Baking Dish & Cookie Cutters or Cupcake Mold & Baking Sheet

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups rolled oats

 

1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2-1 cup brown sugar (depending on sweetness preference)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter (room temperature)
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Chocolate chips

 

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
2. Thoroughly grease the baking sheet and/or cupcake mold.
3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, chocolate chips, rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. 
4. In another large bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until combined. 
5. Slowly add the dry ingredients mix into the butter and sugar mixture.

6. Once combined, place the mixture into the baking dish and/or spoon into the cupcake mold. 

*If using the cupcake mold, place on baking sheet.

7. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before removing from mold. 
8. If baked in baking dish, use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes!
June 18, 2020 — Handstand Kitchen
Royal Icing

Royal Icing

 

Tools

Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Large Mixing Bowl
Smaller Bowls (for different colors)
Electric or Hand Mixer
Spatula
Squeeze Bottle or Piping Bag

Ingredients

3 tablespoons meringue powder
1 lb box confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Food Coloring (optional)

 

Instructions

1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat for 8-11 minutes at medium speed, until icing is firm. 
2. To adjust the consistency, add 1/2 teaspoon of water at a time.
3. Divide icing into as many colors as you prefer. Add one drop of food coloring at a time and mix until desired color is achieved. 

4. Decorate cookies with a spatula or for intricate designs, use a squeeze bottle or frosting bag. Wait for icing to set and harden before stacking (24 hours).

*Perfect for decorating sugar cookies made with our fun cookie cutters!

 

Food Coloring Guide

Rainbows & Unicorns - Pink, Purple, & White! 
Dinosaur - Green & Orange! 
Bake with Love - Pink & More Pink!
Donut Shoppe - Pink, Brown, & White! 
Ice Cream Parlor - White, Green, & Pink!
Llama Love - Orange & Green!
Out of this World - Blue, White, & Red! 
Under the Sea - Teal, White, and Purple! 
Holiday - Red & Green!
Spring Fling - Yellow & White! 
Halloween - Orange & Black! 

 

June 18, 2020 — Handstand Kitchen