What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a lie in and a homemade breakfast in bed?
These creamy, fresh pastries topped with blueberries are lots of fun for little helpers to make and taste delicious.
1 pack ready-rolled puff pastry
1 pack cream cheese
2 tbsp icing sugar
¼ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Blueberries to decorate
The pastry can be made the day before and then all your little one needs to do is make the creamy filling and decorate with handfuls of juicy blueberries.
The day before:
Preheat the oven to 200/180c fan
Unroll the pastry and slice into 6 rectangles
Use a sharp knife to gently score rectangular borders (Mummy or Daddy need to do this bit), and then use a fork to prick the centre of the pastry a few times. This will stop the pastry in the middle from puffing up
In a small bowl, beat the egg and brush around the edges of the pastries. Pop into the oven for 12-15min until golden. Leave to cool.
In the morning:
Let little ones scoop the cream cheese into a mixing bowl
Hold the sieve over the cream cheese and let them sieve in the icing sugar
Add the vanilla extract if using and mix well
Help your little chef to finely grate the rind of one lemon and scrape into the cream cheese mixture
Chop the lemon in half and let helpers squeeze approx 2 tsp lemon juice into the mixture. Stir well until combined
Ask them to carefully spoon the mixture into the middle of the pastries and spread until the middle of the rectangles are coated with the cream cheese filling
Let little ones decide how to decorate the pastries with the blueberries