Cooking with children can be a fun and rewarding experience. It can also be a great way to teach them about food and cooking. In this article, we will provide you with some tips for cooking with children, as well as some recipes that are perfect for children. We hope that this article will help you to cook delicious meals that will make your family happy!
From the earliest days of childhood, parents everywhere know that one of the best ways to bond with their children is through cooking. Cooking together can be a special moment of shared love and laughter, as well as a chance for parents to teach their children about basic cooking skills. While there are many recipes and cooking methods that are perfect for children.
Cooking fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity in children. It also teaches youngsters to apply their knowledge by counting, measuring, following a sequence, following directions, and understanding cause and effect.
Cooking can begin as early as 18 months or 2 years of age. Toddlers can be taught real cooking skills, depending on their development and parental supervision. We can start teaching bananas and butter knives at Kids Cook Real Food at the age of two.
This weekend we participated in the Cooking With Children event held by The Crazy Kitchen. Recipes are posted on to the site (and there are lots to pick from!) and you simply go pick a recipe and cooking with children then blog back about your outcome.
So we decided to go with the Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes. However we did not have any fudge (neither did 2 local shops so we had to make a little amendment!)
Cooking With Children: Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
- Ni100g Butter
- 125g Light Muscovado Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 1tsp Vanilla Extract
- 200g SR Flour
- 1tsp Baking Powder
- 50g Mini Fudge Chunks – We didn’t have these so added a bit of carnation carmel in the middle
- 50g Chocolate Chips – and we upped this to 100g as we did not have the fudge.
- Pre-heat oven to 180 ºC
- Line 12 hole Muffin/Cupcake pan with cases
- Melt 100g butter with 125g light Muscovado Sugar, stir to dissolve and allow to cool
- Beat 3 eggs with 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- Add in Butter / Sugar Mixture
- Combine 200g Sifted Flour and 1tsp Baking Powder with liquid Mix
- Fold in 50g Mini Fudge Chunks & 50g Chocolate Chips
- Divide into Muffin Cases
- Bake for 20 – 25 Minutes
- Allow to cool on wire rack
This recipe makes fab cupcakes but you really must let the butter and sugar mix cool otherwise you end up with marble cupcakes like us! (lucky it wasn’t scramble egg!).
Cooking with children can be both a rewarding and challenging experience. While it can be a lot of fun to prepare wholesome and tasty food together, it’s important to make sure that both you and your children are safe while cooking. In this blog, we shared a recipe for chocolate fudge cupcakes that’s perfect for cooking with children. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments below! We would be happy to hear from you!
They were yummy!! Thank you The Crazy Kitchen for the recipe!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is cooking good for children’s development?
Cooking fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity in children.
Why cooking is important in a family?
Cooking with children and family can be a fun and rewarding experience. It can also be a great way to teach them about food and cooking.
What age can a child start cooking?
Cooking can begin as early as 18 months or 2 years of age. Toddlers can be taught real cooking skills, depending on their development and parental supervision.