Monday, January 08, 2007

Cooking with kids!

I have an almost 7 year old (going on 15 some days, I swear) daughter and I'm teaching her how to bake and teaching her how to measure out ingredients. Recently a friend of mine (dawnfire) posted how her daughter recently made some pancakes from scratch for the whole family. They were a hit and everyone loved them! Here is the recipe she wanted to share with everyone and it's child-friendly!

1. 2 Large Eggs

2. 1 cup Milk
2 tbsp. Cooking oil

3. 1 1/4 All-purpose flour
1 tbsp. Granulated sugar
1 tbsp. Baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

You will need: a small bowl, measuring spoons, measuring cups, a mixing spoon, a frying pan, no-stick cooking spray (we used a small amount of cooking oil), a pancake lifter and a serving spoon.

1. Break the eggs into the bowl and stir until the eggs are fairly smooth and a bit bubbly.

2. Add the milk and cooking oil to the eggs. Mix.

3. Add all the remining ingredients. Stir just until moistened. Heat the frying pan until a few drops of water bounce all over. An electric rying pan would be 380 F (190 C). Spray the pan with no-stick cooking spray. Scoop spoonfuls of the batter onto the frying pan using the serving spoon. When tops are bubbly and the edges are a bit dry looking, turn them to brown the other side. Spry should not be needed for the rest of the cooking. Remove with the lifter to a plate. Serve with butter or margarine and syrup. Makes 18 round pancakes (small pancakes).

*from Company's Coming Kids Cooking book.*


At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Kristen said...

Just in time...we're having pancakes tonight and my son loves to help me with it! Cooking with kids is such a great thing to do to interact as a family, isn't it?

At 6:58 AM, Blogger wheresmymind said...

Great way to get kids involved in cooking!

At 2:21 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

I think it is so important to have children help in the kitchen. It teaches them how to cook, gives you good family time together, and overall is a great experience for children!


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