Kids Cooking Party

KIDS COOKING PARTY – MAKING COOKING FUN FOR KIDS

Cooking with kids is not always easy, if I’m really honest. However, cooking is such a valuable skill for kids to learn and there are some fantastic unintentional learning moments in it. It is important to find a way to make cooking with kids as enjoyable as possible, for everyone involved; we do this by having a ‘kids cooking party’.

Why Is Cooking With Kids So Important?

Children need to understand the importance of this great life skill. Cooking at home means are able to enjoy better financial health by saving money. Also, it means we are looking after our bodies by fuelling ourselves with more natural foods than what we get from a packet. Finally, children learn more about sustainable living and looking after their environment.

It’s important for kids to know that they don’t have to go to the supermarket to get a packet of biscuit; also, to know that there are other ways to get a pizza than from a shop!

How To Make Cooking With Kids Fun

We find cooking recipes for kids, which include foods that they will love to eat at the end. Sweets and baking with the kids are a favourite, but so is homemade pasta and pizza!

Kids cooking can be really fun. We have a kids cooking set which includes:

  • kids cooking utensils;
  • kids cooking apron; and,
  • easy cooking recipes for kids.

Easy Cooking For Kids

Cooking with kids can look a range of different ways and it certainly doesn’t mean they have to be part of every single step in the process. You can make a decision about the level of involvement they have, depending on what you are cooking. Remember, it is about involving them in the food process. Here are some examples:

  • read the recipe;
  • get the ingredients from the cupboard, fridge or garden;
  • weighing ingredients;
  • kneading, mixing, beating, stirring;
  • decorating, icing a cake, plating up;
  • topping a pizza, running pasta through a pasta machine or pressing scones.

EASY APPLE CAKE

EASY APPLE CAKE

Apple Cakes originate from Dorset, Devon and Somerset, in England. While this may not be the most traditional type of apple cake coming out of England, this is a super easy, delicious recipe making baking with kids fun!

Easy Cooking For Kids

What you need for preparation and cooking

Stove top, oven, saucepan, mixing bowl, scales, mixing spoon, baking dish/cake tin.

Ingredients

Caramel Syrup

  • 40g butter
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 100g brown sugar

Cake

  • 2 large apples
  • 200g soft butter
  • 85g milk (we use almond)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 75g brown sugar
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 250g self raising flour

This recipe has been taken and adapted from the Thermomix Community.

What to do

SYRUP

  • Mix the sugar, water and butter in a saucepan until the butter has melted and the sugar has fully dissolved.
  • Pour syrup into the base of the cake tin

APPLES

  • Slice apples thinly and lay across the top of the syrup until it is covered.

CAKE

  • Combine all other ingredients and mix.
  • Pour and spread batter over the top of the apples.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 170C.
  • Once cooked, allow to sit for 10 minutes, before turning it upside down onto a plate. To do this, put a plate on top of the cake, then carefully flip the cake and plate (as one) over.
  • Carefully remove the cake tin.

SERVING

  • Warm with cream or ice-cream as a dessert.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy for morning or afternoon tea.