Pirate Recipes for Kids
When your kids like playing pirates, these pirate recipes for kids are bound to add to their fun. The pirate recipes for kids featured in this article call for simple ingredients and do not require a high level of culinary skills. In fact, some of your older kids can probably make these pirate recipes for kids on their own. Whether you are having a pirate-themed party or just letting your imagination free play one weekend afternoon, cooking up snacks made from these pirate recipes for kids are a fun and interactive way to develop their kitchen skills.
Sea Biscuits Pirate Recipe for Kids
A pirate’s breakfast won’t be complete without some hard tack.
Make your own sea biscuits.
2 cups flour
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon of shortening
Preheat the oven. Mix all of the ingredients to create a batter and press onto a cookie sheet until it is about half an inch thick. If you want a thicker batter, add a bit more flour. Bake for 1 hour at 400F.
Remove the batter from the oven. You will see that it has turned into a thick dough. Cut up the dough into squares roughly three inches across and use a fork to punch rows of holes.
Flip the crackers and return it to the oven to back for another half hour. The sea biscuits should be hard and crunchy, just the way the pirates eat them!
Bones of the Dead Cookies
For something with a little more challenge, try these fancifully named cookie recipe. This cookie is crunchy on the outside and cake-like on the inside. You could use pirate-themed cookie cutters to make a seaworthy snack for those pesky pirates.
3 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 Ω teaspoons ground cloves
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and ground cloves in a medium bowl. Add in the beaten eggs and almond extract and mix well until you have an even dough.
2. Roll the dough into balls that are about Ω inch big. Place the balls firmly on a well-greased cookie sheet. Cover them with a tea towel and allow them to stay out overnight to allow them to rise and spread.
3. The next morning, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Bake the dough balls for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve with some ice cream.