Okay so he is 4, but who wouldn’t want a naked chef in their house? It’s raining outside so Hunter and I decided to make some cupcakes. Firstly, I have to admit, I’m a packet mix snob. We tried a packet mix once, but seriously, open pack and put contents into bowl, crack egg into bowl and mix. Put in cake in tin and voila – cake! How boring. Took a whole 5 minutes and didn’t entertain at all. And the taste, ewww it’s just like cardboard. Why waste calories on that???
So now we bake from scratch. We make a mess, but boy do we have fun.
Hunter was a little scared of the electric mixer to start with and would run into the other room until it was done, then he would come back to crack the eggs. One egg in, run to the other room whilst I mix, then back for another egg in, again run into the other room so I could mix, and then he is back to put in flour and milk and stir. But now he is 4 he isn't scared of anything!
125g butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup milk.
Do you have any cooking with kids stories?