I know pasta usually are made as savoury dish but when it comes to kids you need to think differently. Kids loves sweets especially colourful sweet in different funny shapes. They also love chocolates. So when I found out about Garofalo’s Pasta Competition, I thought of doing a different pasta preparation than usual savoury or meat pasta. Hence I decided to do a sweet pasta. I asked for samples and when I received them from Garofalo, it made me smile. The shapes of the pasta were so cute that any child would have lots of fun eating this pasta. They are in shape of little stars, moons, dolls and cars. So very adorable.
The pack said boiling the pasta for 12 minutes in water would be sufficient but I had different plans. I wasn’t going to boil in water instead I boiled in milk. I know from personal experience that for some kids it’s difficult to make them drink milk. So this will be a good way to feed them milk. But I had to make the pasta look attractive as well as taste good so here is what I did.
100 gm Garofalo’s Kids Pasta
250ml full fat milk
4 tbsp honey (you can adjust the sweetness according to your kid’s taste)
Handful of chopped mixed nuts
Handful of Pistachio lightly crushed
Handful of dried golden raisins soaked in water
Handful of chocolate chips
2-3 tsp of multicoloured sugar sprinkles (optional)
In a deep bottom pan heat the milk and bring it to boiling point then add the honey to it and give it a mix. Now add the pasta and let it cook for 12-14 minutes on low heat to prevent milk from overflowing. Keep stirring as you don’t want your milk to be burnt or the pasta to be stuck at the bottom of the pan. Towards the end add the soaked raisins and the chopped nuts and give it a stir cook it for 1-2 minutes more when you see the milk has thicken and the dish has got a creamy texture along with the pasta cooked, take it off the heat and let it cool down. Place it in the fridge for some time then pour the pasta in your kid’s favourite bowl and add the rest on the ingredients on top of it.
Serve cold. You can serve this as an evening snacks or like a small meal or dessert. I bet kids will love this.
never tried but i think this sweet version is deliciousReplyDelete
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I will sure come back to this space when my kid grows a little more...now itself he is having a bigggggg sweet tooth....By the way this looks yummy with all the beauties in it...ReplyDelete
Nice twist..looks delicious n yummReplyDelete
I am sure kids loved this cuties:)ReplyDelete
nice presentation. the dish looks very tempting.ReplyDelete
Luv those cute shapes...yummy pastaReplyDelete
did see the contest on ukfba...good choice sanchitaReplyDelete
liked the sweet taste to the pasta ! good oneReplyDelete
this is a very cute idea- double like :)ReplyDelete
Love the innovative recipe n the great click !!!ReplyDelete
Wow .. cute little shapes. Never tried sweet version before .. looks yummy. First time to your wonderful blog .. following you.ReplyDelete
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My son will go all the way for this bowl :) It looks so delightful :)ReplyDelete
ohh, the star and moon shaped pastas look soo cute! what an innovative way to make pasta!ReplyDelete
wow, absolutely love the pictures, creativity, thought and the recipe. I don't think just kids, even I would love it. It is like pasta pudding or kheer :)ReplyDelete
Never thought of making anything sweet with pasta! Might be a good idea for kids who like sweets :) My daughter though loves her pasta cooked in any sauce!!ReplyDelete
Love those cute shapes, will be a sure hit with kids. The idea for a sweet version also sounds delicious. Great job!ReplyDelete
lovely shapes delicious looking pasta looks wonderfulReplyDelete
That's a healthy bowl of pasta for kiddos. Cute little shapes. Yummy pasta.ReplyDelete
Wow.. this is looking so delicious and cute too :)ReplyDelete
wow! great presentation!ReplyDelete
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nice and innovative dish..looks YUM!ReplyDelete
Pasta looks delish dear, kids will go gaga over it. Beautiful space.ReplyDelete
im sure that kids will be loved it :).. superb snaps :)ReplyDelete
My son is a big time pasta lover and if I make it sweet he would love me even more :) Great!!ReplyDelete