Thursday, 6 August 2015

Baking with Bee Berrie and Happy Eggs

My little chef Boo got a real birthday treat this year, a trip to London for a cookery lesson with the lovely Bee Berrie from Bees Bakery.

We travelled to London first thing in the morning and found our way to the cookery class which had been arranged by the Happy Egg Company. We got straight into the mixing and Boo was loving every minute.

First she made some cookie dough, I have the recipe on my Kids in the Kitchen post.

Boo, loves being in the kitchen but this was a whole new experience for her and she was very excited. She always says that when she grows up she wants to be a chef, I guess there will be many more lessons like this for her in the future.

The cookie dough was wrapped in cling film and left in the fridge for later. When she fetched it back out it was split into three. She put some sprinkles on one third. As you can see this was very serious work. Then the dough was rolled into little balls and our first batch of cookies was baked.
The second section of dough was flavoured with ginger, cinnamon and treacle to make gingerbread cookies, and the third was rolled in sprinkles and put back in the fridge for us to cook at home. The sprinkle cookies were well received by the whole family and we'll be making them again and again I'm sure.

Baking can get messy! I think that's why kids love it so much.

While the cookie dough was in the fridge Boo's second recipe was Bee's All in One Cake.
Boo decided to make a chocolate cake.
She chose two loaf tins to bake it in and when it was time to decorate she made her butter cream icing a glorious blue colour. She made all these choices herself, which was nice for her because I usually tell her what she's making. I've decided that I should let her make more decisions herself in the future, it's a good learning experience for her.

Of course, every good chef always tastes their work in progress!

We had a really great morning and I have to thank Bee Berrie, Ellie and the Happy Egg Company for giving my Boo this fabulous opportunity.

Since becoming a Happy Egg Taste maker I have to say we use no other eggs now, they really do make a difference. ED makes the best omelettes ever tasted with them too.

Photos provided by the Happy Egg Co.

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  1. That sounds like a fabulous treat! Baking can be messy, but it's also so valuable in teaching children many things isn't it? Love your pictures in this post! :)

  2. She really looks like she is in her element there. Looks like an amazing day for her. It's a shame our paths don't seem to cross with the brands we work with as it would be great to one day get both our little chefs together at an event. xxx

  3. Fab pictures. My boys love baking and making and they would have had fun here. it is just a shame we live in the middle of no where!

  4. This looks great! It is wonderful that she was able to make her own decisions about what she would make. Taste testing is a must for all chefs :-)

  5. She looks like she was really enjoying herself. It's good to let kids make stuff, rather than just helping grown-ups.

  6. Cookery lessons are such fun... She really seemed to enjoy herself.

  7. Cooking with kids is always such fun

  8. What a really great event for the kids, who both look as though they had a fab time x

  9. Looks like great fun, we are Tastemakers too with HappyEgg and wish we lived closer to London, to attend events like this!xx

  10. What an exciting birthday and I love getting kids in the kitchen

  11. Boo looks very happy, what a super experience. I love baking but can't get my son interested yet, although he likes eating the goodies afterwards.

  12. It does look like such a lot of fun. It's great to encourage an interest in baking.

  13. What a great time cooking you had! I love baking and haven't tried these eggs yet!

  14. Looks like a fun event - licking the spoon is the best bit about baking

  15. This sounds like it was such a great event, lots of fun too. Great photos and yes licking the spoon is definitely the best bit well that and the eating :)

  16. What a great birthday treat! Did you get to take the cake home?!
    We love a Happy Egg especially for dipping our soldiers in x


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