Cooking With Kids: World Cup Recipes From The Hairy Bikers

TV favourites the Hairy Bikers have prepared a football-themed cookbook, with 32 dishes inspired by the nations taking part in the World Cup. You can download the full cookbook for free from this link. The recipes, developed in association with npower, are designed to be simple and energy efficient to make.

Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers said: "We're massive football fans and think it's fantastic that npower has come up with a way of getting everyone excited about enjoying the football and doing their bit for the planet at the same time. You can even arrange cook offs with your neighbours to see who can prepare the best half time snack – just make sure Portugal doesn't pip England to the post this time around!"

Here's one of the recipes for you to enjoy cooking with your kids, Pumpkin Fritters from World Cup host nation South Africa:

Pumpkin Fritters


240g cooked pumpkin, dry • 60g all-purpose flour • 1/2 tsp salt • 1 tsp ground cinnamon • 2 tsp baking powder (not soda) • 2 tbsp granulated sugar • 2 large eggs • oil (for shallow frying) cinnamon or sugar (optional)

Method: serves 4

1.Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

2.Add the eggs and mix until the batter is thick and will hold its shape when tested with a spoon. If the batter is too stiff, add a tiny amount of milk or more flour if too runny.

3.Heat oil in a pan, scoop up heaped tablespoons of batter and place into pan leaving a good space between fritters.

4.Fry both sides until firm and golden.

5.To test if fritters are cooked, press them down lightly. If they spring back then they are cooked.

6.Serve warm, either as a side dish, or as a dessert with plenty of crunchy cinnamon flavoured sugar.

And here are the Hairy Bikers showing you how to make it:

Other recipes include: Steak and ale pie from England; Algerian couscous; Anzac biscuits from Australia and Groundnut toffee from Ghana. Download all these recipes and find out more from here.