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    Kid friendly cooking.

    Littl'un and I made hotcakes this morning for his breakfast. It's the first time I've really done any cooking with him; I'm usually rushed & feel I can do it quicker myself. He really enjoyed the sifting, beating & mixing and it reminded me of me learning to cook with my Gran. And he was chuffed to bits to eat his creation.

    Anyone have any favourite recipes that they get their kids/nieces & nephews/grandkids helping out with?


    Oh, the hotcakes recipe...

    1.5 cups plain flour
    1 tspn salt
    3 tblspns sugar
    1.75 tsp baking powder
    1 or 2 eggs (I used 2)
    1 - 1.25 cups milk (I used 1)
    3 tblspns butter

    Beat eggs lightly.
    Sift dry ingredients together
    Melt butter gently & pour over flour mixture. Pour in milk & eggs. Stir to combine. Don't overbeat & don't worry about small lumps.
    Heat frying pan & pour spoonfuls of mixture into pan. When edges are rounded and bubbles appear on top of hotcake, turn & cook other side.

    Easy.

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    Coooking for kids is a major part of the curriculum for pre-school, transition and lower primary school kids. I'll look through the books, etc and let you know. THere's tons of stuff.

    Cooking is great for literacy and numeracy. Great activity with edible results. Win win.

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    This thread is going to be a hit with the Americans, most will probably be disappointed though.

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    Recipes for feral, protected species will have to come later.

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    My daughter and I used to do,.shakes, cookies and cakes (in the box stuff).

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    Quote Originally Posted by November Rain
    Oh, the hotcakes recipe...
    Is a pommy hotcake the same as an Aussie Piklet?

    If it is, then there's cake/bread shop here that does them, and then folds them and fills with whipped cream and a few sultanas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Coooking for kids is a major part of the curriculum for pre-school, transition and lower primary school kids.
    Not in Thailand. Sleeping, being brainwashed by Thai Hitler Youth and being spoilt are the order of the day.

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    forgot to add,.................Brownies (in the box)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    This thread is going to be a hit with the Americans, most will probably be disappointed though.

    Can't be anymore disappointed than the copy and paste you do on cooking threads.
    Last edited by Eliminator; 25-05-2009 at 07:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Not in Thailand. Sleeping, being brainwashed by Thai Hitler Youth and being spoilt are the order of the day.
    That's as maybe. You could be right. But what NR does is up to her. Getting kids to own the kitchen, to prepare a menu, weights and measures, writing it up, then cooking it is great primary skills development.

    And FUN>

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Getting kids to own the kitchen, to prepare a menu, weights and measures, writing it up, then cooking it is great primary skills development.
    Definitely, but you were talking about at skool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    but you were talking about at skool.
    Nope, it can be done at home. From what I've heard of Thai schools it's unlikely to happen. Doing it at home is a great activity. A lot better then watching tv.

    Kids Cook. Might start something on this.

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    Hamburgers are fun -- roll into any size balls and flatten. Or try those no-bake cookies I posted. If you have an oven, it's fun to make cakes and cookies.

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    My wife cooks cakes and biscuits most days and the girls always help her. My kids even know how to make Yorkshire Puddings and I love those babies hot and fresh out of the oven.

    Actually they enjoy it especially the cleaning up at the end.

    It helps to have an oven with a nice glass front so they can see the cakes rising and the cookies browning.

    I try to get involved when I can and the kids love toasties with cheese and bacon.

    Even cooking popcorn is fun and when kids are involved and most weekends we make our own ice cream and ice blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    but you were talking about at skool.
    Nope, it can be done at home. From what I've heard of Thai schools it's unlikely to happen. Doing it at home is a great activity. A lot better then watching tv.

    Kids Cook. Might start something on this.
    Why can't you read what you wrote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Why can't you read what you wrote?
    Wot ???

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    When my nephew comes over we make breaded fried shrimp.

    He gets to help me peel the shrimp.

    I de-vein them, whip up an egg in a shallow bowl, and fill another with bread crumbs.

    He helps me coat the shrimp in egg, then crumbs, I do the frying. It's a nice meal, and he's quite a help as he has great enthusiasm for what I would consider grunt work.

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    And the washing up?

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    nope, too short to reach the sink, fortunately the gf can get to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    Or try those no-bake cookies I posted. If you have an oven, it's fun to make cakes and cookies.
    Sorry, Jet, missed that one, I think. Is it on one of your threads or someone else's? Yeah, considered cakes, but I know who'll eat most of them



    Quote Originally Posted by Skettios
    When my nephew comes over we make breaded fried shrimp.
    Sounds good. He likes shrimp, I don't. Same idea would work with bits of boneless fish fillet, though, wouldn't it?

    We had spare ribs last night & he helped rub the ribs & make the sauce. He ate nearly as much as me (which for him, as Marmers knows is a minor miracle!)

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    mini pizza's

    french toast

    sausage pasta.

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    Posted a thread here in the kitchen on the no-bake cookies (Mom's recipe so should be good).

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