Kids in the Kitchen – Happy 1st Birthday

It’s been a whole year now since I started Kids in the Kitchen and every week I have cooked something with my kids helping out. We’ve had loads of fun, made loads of mess and learned a lot along the way.

Thank you to everyone who has joined in over the past year, especially those that have come back time and time again, Like  The Beesley Buzz, The Brilliant Chef, AutismMumma and In the Playroom Blog. I love it when people take the time to link up, so an extra slice of birthday cake to you.

Last week we were joined by EatsAmazing with some fantastic recipes for Pea and Broccili Soup  and Frozen Fruity Yoghurt bites. I’m a big fan of the EatsAmazing Blog, it’s a great resource for recipes for the kids lunchboxes.

The linky is now open for a month and you are free to come back and link up as often as you wish. I will give every link a mention on Twitter and post it on my Pinterest Board which is also a fabulous resource if you are looking for something to cook with your child.

Follow Anne’s board Kids In The Kitchen on Pinterest.

To celebrate our 1st birthday we made Macaroons and Chocolate Cake. We’ve made the chocolate cake before for Kids in the Kitchen so you can find the recipe here.



  • 2 egg whites
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 100g ground almonds
  • drop of food colouring
  • Filling: whipped double cream


Put the egg whites and caster sugar into a mixer and whisk until thick and foamy and stands in soft peaks.
whisk in the food colouring
mix the ground almonds and sifted icing sugar together
Add half of almonds and icing sugar to egg mixture and continue whisking
Add the rest of the almond mixture and continue whisking until stiff.
Put the mixture into a piping bag with a 2cm plain nozzle
Cover two baking trays with baking paper
pipe on mixture in 5cm circles leaving plenty of space between them.
Leave to settle for about 15 mins
Bake at 170C/gas mark 3 for 12 to  15 minutes
When cooled remove from tray and sandwich with the cream.
My helpers were Boo and the Little Man.
The Little Man was in charge of the food mixer and shouted out “is it ready yet” every five seconds.
Boo was in charge of adding the ingredients to the mixture.
They both enjoyed piping out the macaroons.
We coloured our macaroons with lilac food colouring, I didn’t want to use too much because of changing the consistency of the mixture. I think in the future I would use colouring paste and choose a stronger colour, ours didn’t look very lilac at all.

Happy birthday Kids in the Kitchen

So now it’s over to you, get in the kitchen with your kids and come and share what you’ve cooked,

I’d also be mighty grateful if you included my badge in your post so others can see it and come along and join in. (although adding the badge is not compulsory to joining in)

1 Comment

  1. January 16, 2015 / 12:22 am

    those macaroons are impressive! thanks for the mention – we've loved linking up and hope to do so again in 2015 once I get a bit of blogging momentum back! Happy birthday to Kids in the Kitchen. x

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