Baking Biscuits with Children
October 3, 2012
Last week the boys and I made enough biscuits to last from now until Christmas (and beyond!) I froze most of the dough rather than cooking it. I have wrapped and frozen the dough so I can take out a roll once every couple of weeks to cook for kinder snacks or Punky and morning tea for Mr Fresh. It was a fun (and yes – messy) activity to do with the boys. It was Cuddles first cooking activity. Once he taste tested the cookie dough he wasn’t too keen on doing anything else. Punky is almost 5 years old and he has been making biscuits and other things with me for a couple of years now. We have not cooked much together lately but the prospect of choosing the cookie cutters to be used induced great excitement.
Despite the mess, and things taking longer, cooking with the kids is a great opportunity to have fun. It is also a great way to practice some learning activities. Some of the things we practice (applicable to my 4 year old) when cooking is:
The combinations below are all made using the same dough recipe above but instead of using Maple Syrup, Cocoa Powder and Vanilla essence try these:
*Note: I also made each of the biscuits below with plain flour not brown rice flour and used 1/4 cup less as the mix is drier than for the Vanilla Choc Recipe
Do you bake with your kids? What is their favorite thing to make?
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