Kids in the Kitchen - Chocolate Fondue!
It was lovely to see the recipes linked up with this fantastic linky over at Raisie Bay last week. We have found it really encourages us to get cooking with the kids more often. All too often it seems easier and quicker to just get on with the cooking ourselves, but now when I mention the word cooking, Miss T rushes over and says 'eggs' (mixing eggs seems to be her fave task!) So cooking with her proves to be such a joy!
Last week was half-term and I wondered whether D would be keen to get cooking again like he was over the Christmas holidays. But he just seemed to want to relax with other stuff this time.
So this week, we did something really simple together - which I suppose isn't even technically a 'recipe' or 'cooking' but it involves getting the kids in the kitchen and having fun with food so I'm going to blog about it as our post for 'Kids in the Kitchen'.
We actually did this twice over half-term - Learning a lesson along the way.
The first time, we actually melted the chocolate using the candle of the fondue set thinking that is what you are supposed to do. The second time I read the instructions and you are supposed to melt the chocolate first (e.g. in microwave or over hot water on hob) together with some evaporated milk and then pour into the fondue set.
We didn't have any evaporated milk so just used regular milk. It definitely worked better than just the chocolate on its own as that quickly started to go thick and sticky over the candle.
So if you've been cooking with your kids this half-term, (or anytime in fact as you can link up posts old and new) then pop over and join in.
1/03/2014 UPDATED TO LINK UP WITH BETTER PHOTO PROJECT TOO: This weekend's theme is 'Planning' and as I knew I wanted to blog about the chocolate fondue, I deliberately used the nice plate and nice dish (you might not think they are that nice but you have to believe me that most our dishes and plates are ancient and look awful!). I wanted the top photo in this post to look good - hence I planned ahead to use those dishes.