The joy of baking
More about the life of a Cupcake
We all love that occasional buttery, creamy, soft and tasty cupcake. Whether it be Victoria sponge with plain buttercream or chocolate sponge with ganache topping. We can all find a space for this little cup of unctuousness. So is this little marvel a new phenomenon or does it have some history. I thought it would be interesting to do a bit of delving and find out.Read More
Baking With Your Little Treasures
With the Christmas holiday looming I thought I would share my thoughts on home cooking with your children.
Children are like little sponges and what a good time to get them interested in cooking and more importantly learning some useful life skills. To them, just a fun activity but it goes so much deeper than that. Children learn using their senses, tasting, smelling, feeling, seeing, touching and listening. In the kitchen they will be using all of their senses. Even toddlers enjoy time in the kitchen with you even if it is only chopping up vegetables for dinner with a blunt knife. My children love activities that are real. What an achievement for them to tell Mummy or Daddy that they helped prepare dinner. If you can make cooking a positive experience they will take this good attitude towards food forward in life.Read More