Thursday, 13 September 2012

The Cake

It has been a while since the kids and I have been in the kitchen, well not that long really, just a while since I have written a post about it. The kids here love cooking and I try to organise to do it around once a week with them. Mostly we cook sweet things like food for smoko or dessert for everyone. Today Miss Yr4, Mr Yr1, Mr T and I cooked a marble cake.

The kids love having goes at putting things into the mixtures, cracking eggs is a favourite. It is funny how when we pull out the ingredients each of the kids straight away claims one to measure. Today Miss Yr4 got in first with "I'll do the eggs," next Mr Yr1 chimed in with "I'll do the milk" then Mr T enthusiastically piped up "I do flour!" We have done this so many times that they even offer to let each other beat the mixture first which I think is rather polite and nice of them. They know that they will all get a go.

I think following a recipe and cooking are important skills for children to learn (even if all they will ever be able to feed themselves is cake) as it means they can always feed themselves. Not only that but cooking is fun especially when we get a little creative and who doesn't like licking the bowl. Oh and don't tell the kids but it is also learning about measuring and fractions ... especially when you only pull out the 1cup and make them use that to measure half and three-quarters of a cup.



  1. Mmmmmmm what a great looking cake. What is it about cracking eggs. My boys are into blowing them out now.

  2. My mouth is watering it looks so good!

  3. Yum. I'm hungry now. There goes the healthy eating :)

  4. It's been years since I made a marble cake, I think this will be our next baking project.


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