Cooking With Children
We are in a period of time when many will be at home from school for several weeks. I thought it might be useful to pick out a few recipes which are easy for children to do. Generally children enjoy baking, especially when they get to consume the results of their efforts!
It is also an important part of a child’s education to acquire some good cooking skills. And it is good use of the time at home and a good way to occupy them. If they leave home with five basic recipes they will be ready to live independently without the over use of takeaways!
I am including baking recipes as well as dinner recipes. If you teach your older children a handful of dinner recipes you might yet come home to dinner on the table prepared by your off spring!
Store Cupboard Ingredients
All these recipes are made from usual store cupboard ingredients. (Although of course I am aware that some store cupboard ingredients like flour and pasta have been a bit tricky to get hold of in recent days). I hope this will improve as people become more sensible and supermarkets can replenish their stocks.
Once they are into cooking they can look for interesting recipes online and may then introduce you to some new meals!
If people find this useful I will do another selection in a weeks time
So let me know, please!
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Mix all the ingredients together and watch them come out into separate layers.
And then we all know the proof of the pudding is in the eating!
Made with basic store cupboard ingredients.
And when it is in the oven you could research where pineapples are grown!.
And then you can try to decide whether to have custard, ice cream, cream, evaporated milk.
Make a big batch so you have some for another day when nobody fancies doing much cooking. Batch cooking is always a good idea.
You can always put some in the freezer too.
You can vary the type of beans and the type of veggies. Sweetcorn always works well.
Use chilli flakes or powder rather than a chilli if you wish – and experiment with how hot you all like it!
If you don’t have all the spices – use what you have or just add a good curry powder.
And then all you need to do is cook the rice
Children will love to feel the change in the dough as you knead. And then be able to witness the rising
And who doesn’t love bread fresh from the oven. Exciting times!
Best served when slightly cooled but still warm so the butter melts!
Whatever you cook – do comment below – or go to my Facebook page and post your photos of what you have cooked!