So you all see how involved little miss is in the kitchen. It amazes me every time we step in the kitchen how much more she can do.
So I decided to give her the opportunity to go it (mostly) alone, just to see what would happen.
I found a book at the library in the children's section, geared towards young bakers. The book includes a lot of photographs of the ingredients and the process, and is laid out in a very kid friendly way. That being said, I think it was intended at kids a little older than four, but I thought she was up for the challenge. I let her go through the book and choose any recipe she wanted, and she chose chocolate chip cookies. Love that girl. :)
I pulled out all of the ingredients, bowls, spoons and measuring cups, and then I just stood back, read off a couple of directions, and let her have at it.
She measured out all of the ingredients:
She cracked the eggs:
She beat in the flour. By hand. Even mastering the use of the spatula to help loosen the dough that got stuck on the spoon:
She added in the chips:
And she shaped the cookies:
(yes, her hands were washed many times throughout this process...)
Then came the one part that I wouldn't let her do - the oven part. I put the pan into the oven, set the timer, then took the pan out when the timer went off. As for the results?
I think I will let her do this more often!
4 weeks ago