baby play – baking

I love baking with the children but there’s always the struggle when they are very young of what to make. What can they join in with? How do I prevent it being Krispie Cakes every time? How do I make it something they made not me?

Today I decided to bake with Baby T. It was a little impromptu and motivated by finding a pack of blueberries in the fridge! So Blueberry Muffins it was. But what I discovered in the process is that this is a great bake for little ones ( T has just turned 16 months).

There are a lot of things to add and stir which she was able to do or help with.

It’s very quick so she didn’t become distracted before we had finished.

There are muffin cases to put in a bun tray – always a winner!

And finally there are the blueberries to add. T was able to do all this herself and loved watching the blueberries sink into the mix.

I spooned the mix into the cases but other than that it really felt like she had made them. She was very proud of the muffins and loved showing her brothers the finished buns.

We used this recipe from the brilliant Bake a Boo cookbook for Juicy Blueberry Muffins.

75g butter melted:  1 tsp vanilla extract:  150ml milk:  2 large eggs beaten:  200g SR flour:  125g caster sugar:  150g blueberries.

Preheat oven to 200C or Gas Mark 6. Mix together the butter, vanilla essence, eggs and milk.

Mix the flour and sugar together and fold into the milk mixture a 3rd at a time.

Fold in the blueberries.

Divide the mix between 12 cake cases and cook for 20 minutes.

Cool, Eat and Enjoy!

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