There’s nothing kids of all ages like more than getting stuck into a bit of cooking and baking. The mess, the taste-testing, the whisking, the licking – all part of the fun of producing something delicious. Oh, and eating the end result isn’t bad, either
Cooking Is Cool
Children like to feel they’ve made the decisions about what to make to eat, so why not log on to a good website and let them choose a recipe they fancy. Anchor Dairy Desserts where you’ll find loads of ideas for mouth-watering children’s desserts. Let your kids pick a dessert, then draw up a shopping list of what you’ll need and your kids can go shopping and choose their very own ingredients.
Getting kids involved in prepping and cooking food is not only fun, but it will help give them a life-long love of food, and more importantly, of home-made food. All they need is enthusiasm, rolled-up sleeves and an apron, and you’re good to go. Assign your children little tasks, whether that involves weighing out the dry ingredients or whisking the Anchor Dairy cream. Kids like to take ownership of part of a recipe, but avoid potential squabbles by using an egg timer on shared tasks. When the sands run out, it’s time to pass that rolling pin!
A simple and quick dessert that will thrill the kids is the ever-popular banoffee pie. The Anchor Dairy recipe is one they’ll love to make. Kids just love bashing the biscuits to make the base – they get to be destructive and creative at the same time – what’s not to love about that? And what child can resist sneaking a teeny taste of the caramel, straight from the spoon?
Even washing the dishes and tidying away after cooking can be turned into a fun activity. As your kids wait for their goodies to chill or cook, get them involved in wiping down work surfaces and splashing away at the sink – after all, cooking is very hungry work and they’ll need to work up an appetite for all those delicious Anchor Dairy desserts.