May 20, 2018

Chloe’s Kids Cooking Corner

“Frying Fridays” are one of Chloe’s favourite part of homeschooling (a close second to “Tumbling Tuesday”).


We start out with easier recipes. Rather than focus just on the end result, we use each recipe as an opportunity to learn a new skill in the kitchen so that it can be applied in future/harder cooking sessions.


Cooking is hard though, right? It is if recipes are like this:


Take 3 pds 2 oz of butter (what?) and mix it with 6 fl oz (what does that even mean?) and place into a hexagonal bowel (wish I knew I needed that) with the eggs that you’ve already whisked (I wish you’d told me that before). Now, place all of these into an oven you’ve preheated (I did?) to 375 deg F (that sounds hot… but my oven is in C!)


To make cooking easier for the kids (and us adults really!) we’ve been focussing on reorganising the recipes into a more logical sequence. This has been an enormous help to Chloe, and below are some of the recipes that have become her favourite.

These were a couple of big takeaways (there’s many more) from the book The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life. This book was pretty much the reason Daddy started cooking (the whole family owes Tim Ferris for this one).

Apple Isle Crumble

Easy-Peasy Pancakes

Super Simple Scones

Bateman’s Bay Banana Bread

Terriffically Tasty Tuna Mornay Pasta Bake

Berry Berry Muffins