What are your children making today? It's a cold day and we are having friends over for dinner. So I was thinking of making homemade pizza. What goes best with homemade pizza? It has to be homemade garlic bread!
I enlisted my three-year-old to help. Garlic bread doesn't need a recipe but I wanted to show you our steps. Just to say, we can, if we have the time, we can include our young children in the making and baking but also we can include them in hosting, in demonstrating hospitality towards our guests.
Otto (3yrs) couldn't do this all independently. Luckily he has older brothers to help. We get him started on each bread slice, but once we've broken through the crust, he slices the rest himself. I've used a food-safe (decorating) pen to make markings for even bread slices.
Then he mixes garlic, fresh parsley and butter to make the garlic butter.
He needs more help here to mix it smoothly.
Spreading garlic butter onto the bread. Ok, a little messy. Otto insists on wiping his fingers each time he gets butter on them. This is much harder than it looks. The child has to hold the bread slices open and then get the butter in there.
Then wrap in foil.
A good thing about garlic bread is that you (and your child) can make it earlier in the day and keep it in the fridge until later in the day, or use it the next day.
We made two loaves. Into the oven.
Wow. It was delicious. I think any guest would love this with their pizza especially knowing it was made with love and care!