Friday, June 04, 2010
Now I've got another kid like this. Fiona is just 7 but works on the assumption that anything the older kids can do she can learn to do too. I came into the kitchen the other morning to this sight.
"What are you doing?"
"Oh, uh, okay... what?"
"Almond squares. I found this recipe here to try. We have everything we need -- I checked."
She needed a bit of help getting the mixer out of the pantry (it's heavy!), and figuring out which pan was 8x8" (she's a metric girl, this one). Other than that, she did it on her own. It wasn't the simplest recipe either. There were three layers, the instructions involved operations like cutting in and folding, there was whipping of cream and separating of eggs and grinding of nuts involved, and two stages of baking and cooling. She managed it all.
And they tasted just like they were supposed to!
Labels: Living simply