Cooking with Kids
At my mom’s house, I discovered a recipe book we had when I was a kid. It has a recipe for every letter of the alphabet, from “A is for Apple Crisp” to “Z is for Zebra Striped Cookies”. When I was nine and ten years old, I must have made Apple Crisp a dozen times, until I knew it by heart. In India, I began making apple cake instead. This is the recipe I used.
Recently, my daughter improved on the recipe by asking me if there was some kind of glaze or icing she could put on top of the apple cake. We opted for lemon glaze, and it tastes delicious!
And here were the finished products: Lemon Squares, Banana Bread Muffins, Apple Cake, and Apple Crisp
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Baking with the kids in the summer of 2012 …
I didn’t take a picture of the finished product. All I know is that it tastes great with dark chocolate spread on top!
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“C” is for Chocolate Mousse Pie
This one didn’t come from the kids’ cook book, but it was an easy no-bake recipe that I found online. Jessica enjoyed helping me at every stage, from whipping the cream to folding in the melted chocolate.
Jessica made the white chocolate design herself, and happily presented the pie to her grandparents with great fanfare and an excited explanation of the picture.