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Baking with a 2.5 year old

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RockinMumma Thu 04-Jun-15 22:50:42

I'm planning on baking with my toddler this weekend. Does anyone have any cupcake recipes I could try. smile

Picklesauage Sat 06-Jun-15 18:04:52

4oz flour
4oz butter
4oz sugar (caster)
2 eggs.
Tsp baking powder

-Beat together butter and sugar

-Add in flour, eggs and baking powder.

-I add in a splash of vanilla essence too. Bug that's only if you have it.

-Put into cupcake cases.

-Bake 180 degrees for 11-16 minutes

Also look up oaty biscuits recipe on Netmums. I find it's really good and easy to make with toddler. You can chuck other stuff in too (Apple, raisins, choc chips, smarties etc). I dont tend to make it into biscuits. I just squash it into a traybake tin and make flapjacks.

UniversalTruth Sat 06-Jun-15 21:29:47

My 2.5yr old DS loves baking which is stressful and messy great smile. Last time, we made pickle's cupcakes exactly (although I weigh the eggs and then that is the weight needed of flour/butter/sugar). The bit he best enjoyed was decorating - icing sugar with water then sprinkles, lots of sprinkles! I find I have to constantly remind about not being able to eat them straight away though.

AmyElliotDunne Sat 06-Jun-15 22:23:30

I used to take dd to cooking classes which she loved. It meant she got to enjoy baking and someone else cleared up the mess!

I found she enjoyed the recipes where she could get her hands in it, rubbing fat into flour eg scones, scone-based pizzas etc. Pastry was generally a disaster as it requires a light touch and toddlers with rolling pins don't really understand gentle rolling!

myneighbourtotoro2 Sat 06-Jun-15 22:36:41

Not cupcakes but there'd be loads of hands on stuff for your dc to do and fifteens are great.

AlohaMama Mon 08-Jun-15 17:38:27

Not recipes as such but unless your DC has great concentration I'd make sure all ingredients are measured out beforehand. In my experience until they are a bit older they just want to get on with mixing and eating smile

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