two fun recipes to cook with your kids during lockdown
If you haven’t heard of the cookery vlogger, then let us fill you in. Suzanne Mulholland from a remote farm in Edinburgh is a mum-of-two and meal planning expert who has amassed a social media following of 120k fans, thanks to her super-organised cooking skills. Now we’re all in lockdown, The Batch Lady is the person we need for advice on cooking in bulk so we can plan for coming weeks ahead at home – and getting the kids involved is a great idea too.
Suzanne says: “One of my best top tips for home isolation is to get the kids cooking – one meal can be an afternoon’s activity and an evening of actual heating up and eating. In order for this to work and not turn into chaos, you need to pick a very easy recipe. My freezer calzones work great for this – they are child friendly, easy to make, can use up lots of left-over vegetables and use a cheat pizza dough from the supermarket, so it’s a win-win. The kids will have fun making it and then enjoy the treat dinner.” The calzones are freezable too.
Makes 2 large calzones, serves 4, preparation time 15 minutes, cooking time, 15-20 minutes
2 x shop-bought, ready- rolled pizza doughs
2 cups (180g) grated mozzarella or cheddar cheese
1 cup (70g) chopped fresh mushrooms
8–10 cherry tomatoes, halved
24 slices pepperoni
1 cup (240ml) Basic Tomato Sauce (p.200) or store-bought tomato sauce
1 egg, beaten