Pristine had been always interested with everything I do in the kitchen (including listening to the radio and joining radio contests!). When were were still living in our very small apartment, there was no way I could teach her the basics of cooking and baking because of the lack of space. Now that we got a bigger area, I started filling her up with ‘how to cook or bake’ stuffs.
Our first project was baking Chocolate Chip Cookies. We used gluten free Betty Crocker cookie mix because I am eliminating flour from my diet and replaced eggs (because Pristine is allergic to eggs) with – plain yoghurt. Also, we use natural coconut oil instead of Canola oil and it added to the nice smell of the cookies when it was done.
Everything was pretty easy, so easy that even a six year old can do alone without any mommy assitance.
It was just knowing the basic tools: mixing bowls, wooden laddle, rubber scraper, baking tray. The recipe only required to mix all the wet ingredients to the dry and mix with the laddle and later on with hands – to which she had lots of fun doing.
She was free to roll the dough and flatten it and for a first time cookie maker, I guess she was doing ok.
Then we placed the tray in the oven. She sat in front of the oven for the whole time holding a timer in her hands. While the cookie was pulled out and cooled, I told her that every after cooking and baking, we have to cleanup – to which she readily obliged.
OMG, she loves washing dishes. I see myself not having to touch a foamy sponge again in the near future.