Icing biscuits is a very easy and simple cooking experience to do with children. If you purchase a packet of plain biscuits, you don’t even need to do any baking! All you need to do is create some icing out of icing sugar, a dollop of butter, a spoonful or two of milk and some [...]
Last week there was a big event in our house. Our 3 yr old turned 4!!! He was thrilled about that! As for Mum, she’s left wondering wherever have the last 4 years have gone? It’s become a tradition in our house to make a special themed birthday cake for all ‘little people’. The cake [...]
This Brownies recipe is a simple and delicious recipe that’s easy to cook with children. The only problem we have with this recipe is that the resulting brownies are eaten too quickly!
Recently, David has learnt to use the vegetable peeler. He sees this as a big achievement – as well he should! Whether I need one or not, I now have an eager helper who is more than willing to help peel the carrots. His eagerness was very apparent the …
Is popcorn healthy? Yes, it actually is … well, except for the butter and sugar we added. But the popcorn itself is a good source of fibre which is essential in a healthy diet. But more than that, studies conducted at the University of Scranton have found that popcorn contains large levels of antioxidants …
Pikelets are terrific to make with children as they are easy to cook as well as quick. Children can help both create the pikelet mixture as well as cook them on an electric frying pan (under close supervision!). They’re also great for building with … creating edible sculptures!
Here’s another recipe that is great to cook with children – Potato Fritters. While the recipe is definitely requires a team effort involving adult assistance, there are many aspects children can participate in and benefit from. What’s more, the end result is delicious!
Children’s birthday cakes are a lot of fun to create. As you can see from the photos, I’m definitely NOT a professional cake maker! However, when the children are involved in the creative process, birthday cake making can be an very enriching experience for all involved.
Here is a fondant recipe that is easy to make. Children can mould the fondant to make difference sculptures. The fondant can then be painted with food colouring. It is safe to eat. It’s great for decorating birthday cakes with.
Here’s an easy recipe that children can do all by themselves. It’s called “Egg Surprise”.Being able to do something all on their own fosters children’s self-esteem. When children cook, we’ve often found they’re more inclined to try what they’ve made …