We love cooking. It's absolutely one thing you can say about our family. Caspar and Otis are always asking to bake and they always want to bake a cake.
Today they both wanted to make chocolate cake but Otis also wanted to make a banana cake. To make sure everyone got the cake they wanted I decided it was Choose Your Own Ingredients day!
Otis started with bananas and ended up with banana, chocolate (raw cacao) and oat muffins.
Caspar went a little crazy with his ingredients and made a chocolate (raw cacao), coconut and orange cake with ground pepitas, ground chia seeds and maple syrup . Both children also used a 50/50 mix of white and wholemeal spelt four, rapadura sugar, egg and baking powder.
Both tasted amazingly good. I helped both children (when possible) with quantities but it was a really good lesson especially for Caspar on creating a nice texture and the ingredients that go into a cake. In some ways it was even a science lesson when we needed to work out (guesstimate) the amount of baking powder needed to make the cakes rise. A fun, practical life lesson.