Cautionary Tales For Children
Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
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Quick and really fun to make and cook
Butter or cooking oil
So quick and easy and really good fun to make. No weighing scales are needed for this simple pancake batter recipe. Try your hand at tossing the pancake, thatís always a laugh. Donít worry if the first pancake of the batch sticks to the pan (mine always does), the rest will be fine as the pan gets coated. . . .
You can use a range of sweet and savory toppings and fillings depending on what you have in the cupboard and fridge.
This recipe should serve one adult and three hungry kids to have about two to three pancakes each, depending on the size of your pan and the thickness of your pancakes.
How to make it
Fill a standard sized mug about three quarters full of plain flour. Put flour into bowl, add two eggs (medium to large) & a pinch of salt. Mix up the eggs and flour with a hand whisk or spoon until you have a gloopy paste. . . .
Fill a standard sized mug about three quarters full of milk. Leaving the milk in the mug, top up mug with water until itís brim full. Add the water-milk to the bowl a bit at a time all the while mixing to make sure the mix stays smooth. Once you have made this batter it will keep in the fridge for a day or so, so you can make it before your kids come, if you like to be prepared. . . .
Melt a small knob of butter in a frying pan and then pour a dribble of pancake batter in to the hot pan (or use a ladle), tipping the pan from side to side to make a thin layer of pancake batter over the pan bottom. This type of pancake do should not be thick. . . .
Cook for a couple of minutes and then if youíre brave enough, have a go at tossing the pancake. Serve hot from the pan to the plate and let the kids eat them as you cook them.
The recipe instructions are so easy to follow, and they're quick to download.
Cooking with your kids
Kids love cooking. Our recipes are illustrated and so simple to follow, making it really easy for you and your children to cook together. Encourage them to read the recipe and gently help then solve any problems that come up. Make sure they go back to the instructions and check that they have the right stuff and are doing things in the right order. Itís lovely when they feel in charge of something and begin to see how they can solve problems.
Cooking with your kids is an important thing to do. It gives them a real sense of achievement and satisfaction, while teaching them some very useful life skills; measuring, estimating, following instructions to achieve a result, dealing with some limited forms of danger (i.e. the hot stove or oven), and gives them confidence and the knowledge that they can prepare food, which is, after all, one of lifeís basic requirements.
What could be a better way to spend an afternoon? Your place gets filled with that gorgeous smell of baking, you and your kids have a great time together, exploring the world of cooking and you all get to eat some tasty treat when itís all over, just in time for tea.