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lucy5 Tue 05-Jul-05 10:30:37

has anybody got any ideas for cooking with dd aged 4? Can anyone recommend any good kids cookery websites? Thanks !

lilaclotus Tue 05-Jul-05 10:33:42

my dd is 4 also. i'm interested in the replies. i usually make simple things like fairy cakes and butter biscuits. apart from that she helps out for regular cooking: she whisks up egg when we have omelet, washes veg in the sink, gets things out of the fridge for me.

gothicmama Tue 05-Jul-05 10:35:48

any type of sponge cake then use colooured icing adn icing pens to decorate
or small sponge cakes in cases adn use smarties/ cho buttons etc to decorate
basic sponge recipe
4oz butter
4oz sugar mix together
add 2 beaten eggs mixing it all together
4oz self raising flour folded in (figure of 8 with the spoon)
put in tin or cases adn bake until golden brown at 190c remember to test cooked all teh way through by using a chop stick or similar if it comes out clean it's cooked if not leave for a bit longer.
DD also like making pizza ( buy the base) tehn decorate or buy a bread mix adn make bread
Hope this helps

basketcase Tue 05-Jul-05 10:40:28

Mine love making and icing biscuits too - we have a "321" recipe - with 300g flour 200g butter 100g sugar and optionals such as oj instead of water to combine, cinnamon, ginger, raisins, choc chips etc. All her friends who come to play always ask to do baking with us.
Their own mini pizzas are always fun to do, if a little messy!
Homemade ice cream, mushing up the fruit etc. and swirling them in with choc sauce etc. can be fun.
My DD1 and her friends love to make mini trifles (I make up the custard early so it is all self assembly with nothing hot)
Make bread with them is great, so tactile and the whole house smells wonderful.
TBH I use all my ordinary cook books for recipe ideas as we do loads of cooking as a family, Will watch this thread for some new ones

lucy5 Tue 05-Jul-05 11:02:32


hayleylou Tue 05-Jul-05 11:04:49

I have a brownie recipe if you want it... very yummy

Angeliz Tue 05-Jul-05 11:05:47

pancakes is my dd's favourite thing to make.

Make her a big lump of pastry and she'll be amused for hours.

jelly with fruit in

ice lollies from juice

gothicmama Tue 05-Jul-05 11:06:10

have you tried cbeebies or nick jr they have recipes altho the ones we tried weren't too sucessful

lucy5 Tue 05-Jul-05 11:45:04

brownies would be good thanks.

lucy5 Tue 05-Jul-05 11:46:28

Im looking for straight forward stuff not clown faces etc as they dont seem to Impress her. Just googled and found loads,. Will have to work my way through them.

hayleylou Tue 05-Jul-05 11:52:51

10 oz marg
13 oz castor sugar
4 eggs
3 oz cocoa
4 oz self raising flour
4 oz choc chips

Pre heat oven to gas 4 (350F/180C)

Shove all the ingredients into a bowl
Use electric hand mixer to mix
Spoon into greased tin(s) (I use a flat tin)
Cook for 40-45 mins, until a crusty top and clean skewer

lucy5 Tue 05-Jul-05 12:22:42

Thanks sounds yum!

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