Hi my name is Katie, and I am 7 years old. I wanted to write this blog so other kids can know how to cook.
I wanted to cook because I wanted to be like my Mommy. I really like cooking. The first thing I did on my own, cooking, was fruit salad, and my Mom, my Dad, and my best friend really liked it.
This is a picture of my fruit salad.
Then, the next morning, I cooked some pancakes.
- Yum yum
The only thing my Mom and Dad helped me with was microwaving and the stove.
Here is the recipe for my fruit salad:
- Wash fruit.
- Cut fruit up.
- Use any kind of fruit you want. I picked strawberries, bananas blueberries, and apples.
- Put them into a bowl and stir so they get all mixed up. You don’t want to get all one type of fruit when you eat it!
- Eat it!
Here is the recipe for my pancakes. We got a recipe from Epicurious but then adjusted, which means we didn’t make our pancakes exactly like the original recipe:
- Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
- Whisk together buttermilk (except we didn’t have buttermilk, so we just used milk), egg, butter, extracts and food coloring (if using, but we didn’t) in a small bowl. Add to dry ingredients and stir until incorporated, which is a big word for “mixed together.” Stir in chocolate chips.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add ½ tablespoon of butter; it should sizzle and melt almost immediately. Ladle ¼ cup of pancake batter into skillet for each pancake, taking care not to let the pancakes run together. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until bottom is golden brown and edges begin to bubble, then carefully flip and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to plates. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce and more chocolate chips if desired – or if your mommy allows.
What about you other kids — what do you like to cook?