Lately Svara has been enjoying baking more. But it can’t just be any baking – it has to be baking as much as possible BY HERSELF.
At seven years old I certainly can’t let her have free range of the kitchen, so I help her get out the ingredients and materials needed. She reads the recipe to find out everything she needs, and then she does all of the mixing, measuring, etc. I help with the oven. Maybe in another year or two I’ll take another step back and let her get out the ingredients, clean up, and even place things into the oven herself.
For now it is enough ‘herself’ for her to proudly exclaim that she has made these goodies ALL BY HERSELF. She couldn’t be more proud. Neither could I.
Svara’s favorite cookbook is Live Learn Love Eat (you can find it for sale here by the author). This book is written by a vegan mother of three. The recipes are very child friendly and family friendly. It is both the fact that the book has children in it AND the fact that she can easily read and understand it herself that appeals to Svara. I love this cookbook as well!
The recipes Svara made on this particular day were the chocolate cupcakes with raspberry frosting. Mmmm! The recipe for both are here on her blog. The only thing we did differently was that I put the raspberry puree into a sieve to get the seeds out. I wanted a smooth frosting.
Svara had a blast making these cupcakes, and of course eating them as well!
I’m sure it’ll be a matter of days before she’s in the kitchen again paging through the cookbook for another recipe to make 🙂