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Sunday baking with the kids.x

Hello readers ,

Happy Sunday!

Who doesn’t love to bake? Getting the kids to join in to help will limit the time kids spend on screen time and spend some family time instead. Children will love to help and join you in the kitchen you can encourage them to do this as much as you can. Children will be occupied and away from screens when cooking with an adult and cooking reduces stress levels . Cooking activities can improve fine motor skills as kids will carefully hold cooking equiment in their hands using grasps for control. Children can develop their muscles by mixing with spoons and when using icing , squeezing the icing through the icing bags. When baking children are seeing numbers for the ingredients and how much they weigh, for older children who are able to recognise numbers you can ask how many grams / ounces or whatever measurements you wish to use are needed for the receipt. You can encourage your child to explore textures and you can describe the difference between the dry and wet ingredients. Children will be developing confidence when cooking and they can become more independent as they follow recipies  in order to know what to to do first and next. If you decorate your cakes with your child, allow them to lead the decorating and let them be as creative as they like. When doing baking with your child, talk to them throughout and ask them questions, building on their communication and vocabulary.  Ask them what they need to do next  and what they are doing. You can talk about the smells being made and the colour of the foods. It is enjoyable to bake so why not share the experience with children? There is nothing more homely than smelling fresh cakes baking on a Sunday morning. 

A simple baking recipe to trial with the kids is .........cupcakes. The receipe I like to use is the one listed below , it does make 12 cupcakes (although the picture shows 10 because hungry hands got there before the camera came out).

What will you need?

- 2 eggs
- 125 grams of self raising flour
- 115g grams of butter or margarine 
- 110 grams of caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 3 tablespoons of milk (if needed)

What do you need to do?

- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and place your 12 cupcake cases into a cake tray.
- In a bowl add the flour , baking powder along with the sugar and mix it together for 2 minutes.
- Add the eggs to the dry ingredients along with the butter (or margarine) and mix until all combined.
- If the mixture is too dry add table spoons of milk until the mixture is at a consistency where it falls off the spoon (but not too runny).

-  Spoon the mixture into each of the cake cases and fill each one to the top.
- Indulge on the left over cake mix out the bowl
- Pop them in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Leave to cool and enjoy 

You can always whip up some icing to put on top too!

Happy Baking 

Love Mamma x


  1. My granddaughters love to cook with me when they come over. I'll have to try this recipe!

    1. I hope they turn out for you they definitely didnt last long ah x

  2. Hello! Your cupcakes look delicious.

    1. Hello , hope you are well thankyou so much they were very nice x


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