Benjamin just loves the new stools I bought last weekend. He can’t get enough of sitting up at the bench and helping me cook. Here he is chopping the carrots for dinner. Apparently I didn’t chop them small enough! That is blunt cheese knife Ben is using – it has to be hard work!!
Last weekend Ben and I made Daddy some Kiwi Crisps….. his favorite biscuits. They are a family recipe from his Mum, Jude. Ben had an absolute ball helping. Especially when I let him open the blocks of chocolate and break it into pieces. He nibbled away on any pieces that didn’t break into exact squares. I suggested to him a number of times that maybe he should stop eating the chocolate but he insisted that they had to be the correct shape and he just needed to nibble a little bit!!
They are just so good I have to share the recipe.
KIWI CRISPS (A secret family recipe….. shhh)
2 tablespoon condensed milk
280g of flour
1 block of dark chocolate
1. Cream together butter & sugar
2. Add milk, flour & chocolate
3. Roll into small balls and flatten slightly with fork
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180c
These taste even better when shared with family and friends oxo
(Thanks to Claire who continually provides me with the recipe as I misplace it a lot!)
This morning I made a Chocolate Muffins. Ben decided he would give me a hand…… well kind of. He did manage to flick the ingredients all over the kettle and coffee machine. He had a bit of a taste but was more taken with the buttons on the coffee machine. He was however very excited at the prospect of washing the dishes. He had the concept of putting the dish in the sick and moving it to rinse. But when I said ‘wash, wash’, he lifted his hands out and pretended to wash his hair (very cute). We all joined in helping him this morning. There was water from one end of the kitchen to the other. GREAT FUN!!