Food always seems to taste better when presented in an appealing way. As I cook for my children, I try to come up with silly or exciting ways to present their food. In the past, I was never able to master the Pinterest-worthy meals that some creative mom bloggers make. Now, with the opportunity to review the Kuhn Rikon Pocket Makers, I discovered a neat strategy for making adorable, tasty meals for my two daughters. While I cooked, I found that using the pocket makers revealed how I could pull off a couple decent dishes — slightly messy on my first two tries — and that tasted great.
Pocket Makers Review
As I prepared meals and treats for my children, I started by creating Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. Making a simple meal showed me how to use the product. My first try resulted in sandwiches that were oozing from the side with jelly. I learned to include less jelly. The next sandwich I made resulted in the happiest children I had ever seen eating a PB&J.
To make good looking Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches, I used one small scoop of creamy peanut butter and one small scoop of blackberry jelly. I pushed down the pocket maker until I heard a small pop sound. Using the knife, I cut off the ends of the bread that were outside of the product. The more I used the products, I realized that I didn’t always need to use a knife to cut off the ends of the bread. Most of the bread would fall off easily if I pushed the product down enough.
After making PB&J sandwiches, I tried out a recipe from the recipe book that I received with the product. As I received products that were in the shapes of a heart, a star and a circle, I made one of each shape. My recipe involved using crescent rolls sprinkled with raw sugar and stuffed with Nutella as well as small slivers of bananas. Lightly stuffing the crescent rolls was key to ensuring that the pockets didn’t fall apart after I cut them out in their shapes. Another key step was cutting the right area with the pocket maker because if I had cut in the middle of a banana, instead of where the dough met the top layer of dough, the edges wouldn’t have closed to make a pocket.
Without a rolling pin, I had a hard time making the crescent roll lines less noticeable. Even though the pockets looked a little messy, they tasted delicious. My husband agreed that the taste was excellent. The recipe only made four pockets, so in the future, I would double the recipe to have enough left over for the kids to eat as snacks.
Making pockets was a fun way to spend the weekend and the experience taught me a lot about new meals that I can make. Even though I started out with some of the simplest recipes, I can’t wait to try chicken pot pies and apple pockets with my new cooking supplies. As the holiday season nears, I highly recommend the product as an excellent stocking stuffer that would interest kids who enjoy cooking. To learn more, visit the company’s website.