My little ones absolutely love baking…. they are just like their mummy. They also like eating the products of their efforts… just like their mummy.
If you have a spare hour, it’s a great way to get the tots involved in something that is fun and educational at the same time (with the obvious end reward providing the best kind of motivation).
Whenever we bake, I always like to ask them to choose who we will make them for. With a big family, we are spoilt for choice.
This particular recipe is a long-standing favourite in our household. With a very simple recipe, it is pretty much fool proof. So, here is what you will need:
225g Plain Flour
400g Caster Sugar
60g Cocoa Powder
4 Medium Eggs
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt.
150g Chocolate (chopped).
Here is what we did:
- Firstly we measured out 400g of Caster Sugar and put it into a mixing bowl. Then we added in the 225g of butter.
- We then added in the eggs, one at a time, mixing slowly.
- Then we put in the cocoa powder, with the salt and baking powder.
- After this we chopped up the chocolate into small pieces, ready to add. I like to choose a combination of dark, milk & white chocolate
5. After it is all chopped, resist tasting to much of it, before adding it into the mixture.
6. After this mix in the flour very slowly. This part always gets particularly messy in my house, but that is all part of the fun!
7. When the mixture is all mixed and smooth, set the oven to 180 degrees celcius and empty the contents into a square baking dish and cook in the oven for 25 minutes (optional stage 8, eating any remnants left in the bowl – a right of passage in my house!).