Guest Post by Kylie of Octavia and Vicky
Hello! I’m Kylie, a mother to two year old ‘Pebble’, wife and early childhood educator who loves playing, cooking and using as many geek-tech tools as possible along the way. My blog, Octavia and Vicky, is named after a story I wrote when I was five years old. It is about a spider named Octavia and her young friend, Vicky. Thank you to Kelly for inviting me to share on her wonderful blog today.
Pebble and I love cooking together. I can hardly step into the kitchen without her nose appearing over the counter (yes, she is a TALL two year old, especially on tippy toes!). Recently I came across a recipe for four ingredient cupcakes and knew that it would be perfect for us to do together.
Four Ingredient Cupcakes
¾ Cup (130g) SR Flour
250ml Condensed milk
1/3 Cup (75g) softened butter
~ Preheat oven 180C.
~ Sift flour into a bowl and add remaining ingredients, beat with an electric mixer for two minutes until pale and fluffy.
~ Line a patty cake tin with patty papers (Pebble’s very favourite job in the kitchen!).
~ Evenly scoop mixture across each and bake for 12 minutes until light golden brown.
And, don’t forget to use a spoon to scrape out every last bit of condensed milk, one of my favourite childhood treats when cooking with mum. This recipe is dangerous because it doesn’t use up the whole tin! I managed to save most of the leftovers for my husband, who loves the stuff.
Vanilla– add a teaspoon of vanilla
Chocolate chip– sprinkle in your favourite chocolate chips
Chocolate– sift in 2 tablespoons of cocoa
Lemon– add the finely grated zest of one lemon
Fruity– add in chopped or whole dried fruit (mmmm cranberry!)
Nutty– sprinkle in your favourite nuts, or press one of your favourite big guys into the top of each cake (pecan, anyone?)
Apple and cinnamon– add one grated apple, a handful of sultanas and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Fairy cakes – cut a small round from top out of each cake after baking and fill with either jam and cream or, my preference, butter cream icing. Cut the round into two halves and place on top of the icing (like fairy wings – see photo). Dust with icing sugar.
What is your favourite recipe to cook with kids?
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