Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More 'simple' baking

Hi everyone,

Since my last simple baking blog Miss S and I have decided to do some more baking and food preparation since she really enjoys it. Miss S like to tell me what a "Big Girl" she is so here is some of the baking and salad making we have done. I borrowed a children's cook book from the library called 'I can cook' and we made the Pizza Snake which was easy recipe for Miss S to follow but it does need parent help

 Sorry, that there are no pictures of the actual dough making my camera went flat and I had a very excited daughter not willing to wait for the camera to charge.
Cleaning up after the dough was made

Preparing the cheese slices for the 'snake'

When teaching a child how to use a knife make sure you teach them to hold the knife correctly.

Keep fingers out the way

and cut. I know how many of you are freaking out about Miss S using a 'real' knife. Teach them correctly and only let them use it under supervision. Miss S has excellent control of the knife and she is willing to listen to instruction. If your child is not willing to listen to instruction than do not teach them how to use a sharp knife

Preparing the tray to for the 'Pizza Snake'

Baking Tray is ready

Rolling the dough into a snake

Dough now rolled into a snake

Pizza Snake now ready for sauce

Being decorated with cheese

More cheese

Now olives but you can make your own toppings

Ready for the oven

Cleaning up the mess. It is very important in a Montessori school a child cleans up after herself so I have the same rule at home to keep up with the consistency of home and school.

The Final product

MMM delicious and very proud of her creation

Miss A enjoying her sister's cooking
 This was a lot of fun. Miss S and I had a great time.

Would you like the recipe?   Here it is
1 egg
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
2 teaspoons of easy blend yeast
200g or 8oz of Plain flour or Wholemeal (I used wholemeal)
1 teaspoon of salt
120mls or 4fl oz hot water
Black olives
Cheese Squares
1 teaspoon of dried oregano or basil
Green pepper for the tongue
5 tablespoons of chopped tin tomatoes (I used pizza paste to make life easier for my 3 year old)


1. Mix the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl.
2. Mix in the egg, oil, and hot water to make dough
3. Knead the dough for 5 minutes
4. Leave dough covered in a warm place for an hour
5. Preheat oven to 190C/375F/gas mark 5 and prepare baking tin with baking paper
6. Roll dough into snake
7. Curl the snake on a baking sheet. Add tomatoes, herbs and cheese or any other toppings your children may like
8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes Then add olives and the green pepper tongue.
9. Bon Appetite

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