My firstborn, Leia loves getting her hands on baking and cooking. And together we baked baby pastry for Kryston.
I used to call her Baby Chef, now she’s promoted to Junior Chef. Leia helped much in the process:
- Measured & Sieved the Flour
- Sliced & Mashed the Banana
- Sliced Blueberries into half
- Cracked and beat the eggs
One of her Favourite was to Combine the Ingredients.
Time to bake the batter into golden brown nice smelling muffins !
Leia and I sat in front of the oven as we watched the batter transformed. Science !
For the recipe of Sugar-Free Banana Blueberry Muffin for Weaning Babies:
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To be continued …
Last Sunday afternoon it was time to prepare dinner and Leia made a request. She didn’t want to play her toys or watch tv, she wanted to join me in the kitchen. I agreed. One of the ingredients for I used for spagetti was, brown button mushroom.
Leia helped me remove the stems from the brown button mushroom. Here‘s the clip. After removal of stems, I gave my 5yr-old a butter knife to cut the mushrooms into parts before grinding into smaller bits.
Seeing some mess, Leia used a cloth to clean up the table then she went on to wash the cutting board as I cooked the spagetti sauce.
A mother-daughter scene I have always wanted.
Wednesday was a public holiday. Made Fried rice and heat up Leftover Hotpot ingredients with Soup for lunch. Leia’s eyes brightened up the moment she had a sip of soup. It was delicious. Feeling homely, Bret and I did housework instead of heading out.
In the kitchen, he did washing while I took out my rainbow vaccum to clean the floor in the living room. The little girl said, “Everyone is doing something. What about me?” I can’t be more glad to know my girl wants to pitch in despite the freewill to play toys or ipad.
So… I gave Leia the handheld vaccum 🙂
The vaccum was just right for Leia. With specific instructions, I did a short demostration. It was not her first time and this time, I saw improvement. Focused in vaccuming the hair and anything on the floor, my cinderella did quite a good job. Like adults, the 4 yr old looked satisfied with her contribution in keeping the house clean.
I reckon children do enjoy housework with their parents.
Yesterday we stocked up on fruits. Knowing Leia likes orange, I decided to get my baby chef to bake with me. This afternoon, we have special guest, Papa Chef to join us as Leia needs help to squeeze some orange juice.
I like to use Air Fryer because there is no need to preheat and baking time is shorter too. While “air frying”, the aroma of orange butter cake filled the house. My little girl sniffed her way to the air fryer and said, “I’m hungry.”
30 mins later, our cake is ready.
The smell was amazingly good. Zest and juice gives the moist butter cake a tangy after taste. Pretty refreshing.
For this recipe, I used the butter cake recipe here. In this orange butter cake, I used one sunkist orange and creamed the butter and sugar with orange zest. I added 80ml of orange juice when I combine the butter mixture with flour.
Leia had three slices of orange butter cake. I figured this will go well with a cup of coffee.
In my Danish Pastry post, I mentioned Crossaints and Friday night was just the perfect pastry time. Took out the ready made pastry dough, I cut out long triangles and rolled them up to a crossiant shape.
Family bonding moment involves learning and doing an activity together. So I roped in Leia & Bret. Here’s our mini imperfect crossaints shaped with family fun & love.
I skipped the egg-wash. Lined my Air Fryer with Baking Paper and set 180 degree celcius for 18-20mins. Looked a lot better in real. And I have stored these mini crossaints in an air-tight container. Will heat up before serving. Great for breakfast or afternoon tea or snacks for the man & little girl.
The first ever crossiant sandwich I had was from Delifrance. How not to fall in love with the layers of buttery flaky pastry.
This weekend, we spent quality family time together at home. There were many activities we did together. With Leia, we did zumba, colouring, writing, reading and watching disney movie together.
Sunday morning, my little girl woke me up asking to bake. After shower, I found a recipe from I love Air Fryer.
Self-rising flour (Sifted): 1 cup
Caster Sugar: 1/4 cup
Milk: 1/3 cup
Butter: 25 gram
1. Combine flour and castor sugar.
2. Add in butter cubes and use fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs like.
3. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk. Use a butter knife to mix them well until just combined.
4. Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and gently bring the dough together. Roll out to 2cm thick and use a 3cm round cutter to cut out rounds.
5. Line baking paper with milk into Airfryer basket. Place the scones in (*) and Airfry at 190 degree for around 12 minutes.
6. Serve with jam, butter, cream …. whatever you like.
(*) I brushed the scones surface with milk as I don’t like “dark” color.
Leia was able to help me prepare the necessary baking tools. She knows where things are. I let her sift the flour, mix the sugar and rub the butter into the flour. She did the rub-in method all by herself while I used a spoon to form a dough.
Made about 12 scones.
Yesterday, our agenda was to collect Cold Storage Run Race Pack at F1. After that we went Fish@East Coast Park.
Located at the end of Big Splash. It was easy to find and Leia was excited.
The fun part about Long Kang Fishing here is that the kids get into water to catch the fishes.
The tiny fshes are very experienced. Challenging for novice fisher, Leia caught more than 10 fishes. A video clip of her catching the fishes here.
Long kang Fishing rates:
1hr at $12
For tank and net $3
After fishing, Leia moved onto playground.
Actually she seemed to enjoy playground more than fishing.
Her favourite part, Slide.
Leia had lots of fun and we will definitely bring her back again.
902 East Coast Parkway, #01-30, Block H, Big Splash,
Tel: (65) 83386530, (65) 90080201
Open Daily 24 /7
How to get there: