Children’s Activities

Milk Pedha for Diwali

You Will Need:

  • 200 grams of condensed milk
  • ½ tablespoon of ghee
  • ¾ cup of milk powder
  • A pinch of nutmeg powder
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 3-4 green cardamoms, crushed

How To:

  • 1.In a microwave safe bowl, mix condensed milk, milk powder, and ghee. Microwave on high for one minute.
  • 2.Add crushed cinnamon, saffron, nutmeg powder and microwave for another two minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  • 3.Now apply some ghee on your palm and shape the dough into small balls. Flatten slightly and refrigerate.

Halloween Toffee Apples


  • 9 small red apples
  • wooden skewers
  • 450g (1 lb) sugar
  • 150ml (1/4 pint) water
  • 30g (1 oz) butter
  • 1 tablespoon glucose
  • 3 drops red food colouring
Cook’s note: To make a peanut variation, roll apples in 125g chopped roasted peanuts after dipping into the toffee and allow to set.

Christmas Cheese Stars


  • 320g puff pastry sheet
  • Mugful of grated cheese (we mixed 60g cheddar with 25g parmesan)
  • Flour (for dusting)
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • Toppings of your choice (optional) – we used poppy seeds, dried oregano and sesame seeds