Are there any dishes that start with U? You can probably think of a couple, but chances are not a lot come to mind. There aren't a lot of American dishes that start with U, but cuisines from other countries offer a lot of options for dishes that start with this letter. Let's get into our U recipe for kids, and then we'll talk about some other dishes kids will love that start with U.
Upside Down Umbrella Cakes
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 16-oz. can of pineapple slices
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
12 paper umbrellas
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Evenly divide melted butter into a 12-cup muffin tin.
2. Drain pineapple slices, saving one cup of drained syrup. Put pineapple slices into the melted butter on the bottom of each muffin section.
3. Place crumbled brown sugar on top of each pineapple slice.
4. In a bowl, mix together sugar and shortening. Add egg and vanilla. Beat together.
5. In another bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add this mixture to the first bowl of ingredients. Stir well, while adding one cup of the extra pineapple juice.
6. Spread this mixture over the pineapple slices in the muffin tin.
7. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cupcakes cool for five to ten minutes.
8. Flip upside down on serving plate, and add a colorful paper umbrella to each.
Other Dishes Starting with U That Kids Will Love
If you're looking for other dishes that start with U for your kids, then you're in just the right place. Whether you're doing a whole “U” themed night or you've already tried our recipe and are back for more, check out these ideas:
- Udon. This Japanese noodle is considered a comfort food by many, and for good reason. It's often served in broth, making it reminiscent of chicken noodle soup. This is a great way to introduce your kids to Japanese culture and cuisine.
- Ukrainian rolls. Everyone loves garlic, including kids. Ukrainian rolls are soft rolls that are coated with garlic and herbs. They pull apart so easily, and are great to serve with soup or pasta.
- Umble pie. If you've ever heard the saying “eat some humble pie”, this is where it came from. Umble pie is made with the minced heart, liver, lungs, or kidneys of game animals, especially deer. It might sound off-putting, but it has a rich and hearty taste.
- Uszka. This is a Polish dumpling that has mushrooms and meat inside. It looks similar to tortellini. Your kids will definitely love this one, especially if you throw some butter and grated cheese on top.
- Ube. If you've ever seen a purple yam, then you've seen an Ube! Ube come from the Philippines. They have a sweet taste, making them perfect for desserts. If you've ever seen a purple dessert on social media, it was probably made with Ube. Your kids will find a purple yam so much fun!
- Umbricelli pasta. This pasta is often referred to as “fat spaghetti”. This pasta is, indeed, a thicker version of regular spaghetti. If you want a safe option for a U-themed night, then Umbricelli pasta is a good bet. If your kids like spaghetti, they're sure to love this.
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