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.