I am addicted to baking. When I was pregnant nothing irritated me more than the fact that my bump got in the way of my mixing bowl. When my daughter was a baby I would spend her naptimes in the kitchen. And when she was old enough to hold a spoon… well, I thought it was high time to introduce her to the concept of stirring.
(Or “dirring”, as she calls it.)
People have asked me how I manage to bake with her in the kitchen. Hopefully this blog will illuminate the (very messy) process!
I do feel the need to point out that this is really a personal account of what my toddler and I do in the kitchen — there will of course be others who are more or less capable of some tasks than she is and who will tackle them with a different degree of enthusiasm. Remember that you know your own toddler best and that he or she is probably not identical to mine
All recipes are of course perfectly suitable for baking with older children as well, the only difference being that they can follow some of the more demanding parts of the recipe too. (Like whisking. Can’t wait til my daughter can whisk things so I don’t have to!)
Please let me know if something is unclear or if there is anything more you would like to know.