Tuesday, 19 November 2013

One for Mrs Bennett!!!

                Seeing the children cooking at my daughters Pre-school got me reminiscing!!
I have many many fond memories of working with children, and one of my favourite activities to do with the children was the cooking activities. I loved getting the children involved in trying new and wonderful things. I used to organise at least one cooking session a week, experimenting with vegan recipes, multi cultural foods and healthy recipes too!

Children learn a huge amount from cooking activities, from learning about measuring by weighing out ingredients, to understanding the cause and effect of creating something which changes as you put them in the oven, fridge or freezer. Today's activity was great to watch, with the children getting stuck in and mixing the ingredients, binding together with their hands and rolling out the mixture with rolling pins. My daughter loves baking (she loved watching the last series of the Great British Bake Off and is a fan of Come Dine With Me, all at just 3 years old!!) and gets great enjoyment at making different things to eat.

So, here we have today a recipe especially for the brilliant Mrs Bennett, who despite having a few issues this week with the cooking activities, created a brilliant activity for the children today! Why not try banana scones!!

Banana Scones



(Makes approx. 10)
3 cups self raising flour
½ cup caster sugar
125g unsalted butter
2 mashed ripe bananas
½ cup milk
½ tsp vanilla essence
Cream together the butter and sugar.
In a separate bowl, mash the banana, stir through the milk and vanilla essence.

Combine both mixtures with a wooden spoon.
Fold through the flour and lightly mix into a dough.
Cut into scones. Bake in a preheated oven at 210C for 10-12 minutes.

Recipe from www.aliveandkicking.com.au

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