My Cook In Training (and a recipe)

My two year old loves to cook. It’s her favorite thing to do with Mommy (or Daddy). For Christmas, she received her very own apron and chef’s hat, and this has made the appeal of the kitchen even stronger. A few months ago, she pulled her apron out of her toy bin and placed it in the drawer where my apron was. This girl LOVES to cook.

And I’ve found the perfect recipe for her. It’s actually a family recipe of sorts, but I just discovered yesterday what a perfect fit it is for my “cook in training.”

Oven Puff Pancakes

3 Tbs. Flour

3 Tbs. Milk

1 Egg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and spray your pan with cooking spray. My recipe calls for four personal-sized pie pans, but I typically use one 9″ round. For a 9×13 pan, you will want to double the recipe. This time around, I doubled the recipe and placed the batter in two 9″ rounds. Pour in your batter; tilt the pan to evenly spread; and place it in the oven for about 15 minutes.

I have done a variety of toppings for this recipe. Fresh fruit is a favorite; but I’ve also used regular syrup, melted jam or marmalade (to syrup consistency), strawberries with home-made chocolate sauce, and whatever else you can imagine.

Waiting hungrily for the final result
Puffed Magic

This time, we topped our pancakes with home-made rhubarb marmalade and home-made whipped cream. So yummy!

And the little one, after placing her apron in the drawer beside mine once more, was very please to announce to Daddy that she had made breakfast.

2 thoughts on “My Cook In Training (and a recipe)

  1. We’re trying this this morning (my 2.5 yr old and I) and the results are delicious! Thank you SO much for the wonderful recipe and chance to have my little one help in the kitchen!

    • Post Author Tracy

      Oh, awesome! I’m so thrilled that you are getting to make those memories together. Thanks for sharing with me.

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