Tag: Kids

Egg Yolk Paint

Egg Yolk Paint

This has become my top cookie decoration technique, it’s fun, the results are beautiful, it doesn’t add sugar to the cookies, the cookies stay crispy, and it’s done once the cookies are out of the oven.

Peeps!

Peeps!

Peeps! To make this a more accessible activity for a 3 year old – I found this cookie cutter method for making peeps. I prepare the sheets of marshmallow the night before and she and I cut out shapes in the morning.

Nancy’s Favourite Playdoh Recipe!

Nancy’s Favourite Playdoh Recipe!

This was sent to me by my friend Nancy, a fellow American here in Edinburgh. If Nancy says this is the best, I’ll look no further. As written this makes more than 1.5kg of playdoh – so you’ll likely want to scale it back.

Bubbles!

Bubbles!

Not just soap and water, glycerin creates a moisturising protective layer that slows the evaporation process leading to longer lived bubbles. It’s as good as the stuff from the store, I make my own to keep plastic waste down.

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

Inspired by the Advent calendar my mom made for our family, I cobbled together this one for my family.

Stained glass rainbows (and DIY compass for drawing circles)

Stained glass rainbows (and DIY compass for drawing circles)

With a little prep work away from little busy hands, this was a good activity for our 2 year old who’s now 3. Also includes how to make a DIY compass/circle template.

Bunten Stuten (Raisin Bread)

Bunten Stuten (Raisin Bread)

A family recipe – Bunten Stuten appears to mean Colourful (sweet) Bread, similar recipes in English are called Fruit Bread. I don’t know how true this is to Bunten Stuten in Germany, instead of yeast, baking soda is used to leaven. This was a Christmas breakfast tradition growing up in our house. As I’m not a fan of raisins, I’ve swapped them for glace cherries and candied ginger.

Rich Rolled Cardamom Cookies

Rich Rolled Cardamom Cookies

The classic Joy of Cooking rich rolled sugar cookies – they’re tender, not crisp. I wanted to make something a little different from the standard sugar cookie. Enter ground cardamom.

Princess Sugar

Princess Sugar

Pink lemon flavoured decorating sugar. This recipe is from a class I took at L’Academie de Cuisine called “Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen”. Taught by Joel Olson

Burns Night Banana Bread

Burns Night Banana Bread

A crunchy topped banana bread with chocolate and whisky added for good measure.