Last week we had some friends coming over for dinner, and while I was looking through our recipe books to choose a recipe, Chanel was already taking out ingredients from our pantry and deciding and mixing her own recipe she would prepare.
Chanel was in complete control of the process. She did not use exact amounts from any recipe books, but instead she cracked two eggs, added some raspadura sugar, desiccated coconut, and an unknown amount of brown and white spelt flower, then knitted it until it wasn't sticky. I was then asked to put the oven on and we placed the shapes on the tray and baked them for 15min. After baking, Chanel drew faces and gave colour to the rabbits, balls and hearts shapes using Edible Food Writer Pens. Such a fun task.
Who would have said making rich bread shapes was so easy. I think introducing a child early to flavours, providing small sized kitchen tools, and giving them time and patience enough for them to come with their own recipes and satisfaction is totally worth it!
I'd love to hear of any recipes that your toddlers are making!