Kids In The Kitchen – Pancakes and Biscuits

Welcome back to Kids in The Kitchen, my weekly linky where you can come and tell everyone what you’ve been cooking with your kids. My aim is to teach my children all about cooking, I want them to enjoy it and learn at the same time as filling their hungry tums.

This week we’ve been in the kitchen twice! Once to cook pancakes and then again to make some fork biscuits.
Last week we had a lovely post from The Beesley Buzz where the family went to cookery school. I was really jealous, it sounds fantastic, I’d love to do something like this with my littlies.

Please come an join in this week, I’ll tweet about your post and give you a mention next week if you do. The rules are simple, get the kids in the kitchen and then write a post and link it up. Or you could even link up an old post, I don’t mind.


Boo decided that she would like to make pancakes so I printed off a recipe for her. Two points to make here, pancakes are not only for Shrove Tuesday, we have them whenever they take our fancy. Also, I don’t need a recipe for pancakes, they are so simple. However, this is a learning process, and Boo is just learning to read so I wanted her to read the recipe for herself.
So, in short, we mixed up the flour, milk and eggs. Then mummy heated a little oil in a pan until it was very hot. We poured in the batter, swirled it around and cooked one side. Then mummy expertly tossed the pancake over to cook the other side. I did get Boo to try and take a photo of me doing this, but we didn’t get one worth showing.

kids in the kitchen
Then at the weekend we made fork biscuits, so called because you squish them with a fork before cooking. Boo and the Little Man really enjoyed this.
Fork Biscuits

250 grams of butter at room temperature
125 grams of caster sugar
300 grams of self-raising flour
We measured out the butter and sugar into a bowl and then mixed them until smooth with a wooden spoon.
We stirred in the flour and made a  soft sticky dough
We rolled the dough into little balls
We put the balls of dough onto the greased baking tray, leaving a space between them
We squished the balls of dough with the back of a fork which had been dipped in water
We cooked the biscuits for 15 minutes at 180C or Gas mark 4
kids in the kitchen

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kids in the kitchen


  1. January 21, 2014 / 11:12 am

    I love the fork biscuits – I always squish them down with fingers, but I think the children will like it with a fork more – and it certainly gives a very professional finish 🙂

    • January 21, 2014 / 1:37 pm

      pressing them with the fork was the kids favourite part of making these, we've made loads of biscuits before, but it was the first time for fork biscuits 🙂

  2. January 21, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    What a lovely idea. I will have to get cooking now. we have pancakes every Sunday morning! x

    • January 21, 2014 / 1:38 pm

      we love pancakes, we all our own favourite fillings, but sometimes just a little sugar is enough 🙂

  3. January 21, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    What a great idea, we're always baking in the kitchen, just didn't get a photo of Monkey helping with our Honey and Spice muffins. Will have to remember this linky for future reference. Those biscuits look great

    • January 21, 2014 / 1:40 pm

      Yes please do remember, it's a good way of sharing recipes that kids can make too. Your honey and spice muffins sound lovely 🙂

  4. January 21, 2014 / 10:57 pm

    When your post pinged through to my phone earlier today I spotted the mention of pancakes and it inspired us to have some today! (i had to make them though as the kids didn't help – they just enjoyed smothering them with choc spread and eating them). Thanks so much for mentioning us in your post – i got very excited to see us named in there! I've got one to link up so will do that in a mo. Those fork biscuits look so simple yet so tasty – must try those soon. xxx

    • January 22, 2014 / 2:13 pm

      pancakes are hard to resist aren't they? 🙂
      Thanks for joining in again x

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