Many times it happens that when I am preparing something my grand daughters want me to leave as they want to make. I cannot but bend down to their wishes.In my heart of hearts I pray that things should go right. They are always confident that they can manage on their own. They handle the job dexterously, which makes me wonder how and when did they acquire the expertise!! Both of them enjoy cooking dishes that they relish. The dishes that they handle are noodles, pasta, eggs , sandwiches and cakes. The most important thing is that they have been trained to prepare it in a simple method. I am giving below a cake recipe.
1.All purpose flour One cup
2.Sugar 3/4th of a cup
3.Curd 3/4th of cup
4.Cooking oil 3/4th of a cup
5. Baking powder 1 tsp
6. Cooking soda 1/2 tsp
7.Vanilla essence 1/2 tsp
8.Cocoa powder 3/4 cup
Method of preparation
1st step Preheat the oven
2nd step Put all the articles in a blender and switch it on for 10 to 15 minutes till all the ingredients are well blended. the paste should neither be very thick nor very thin. (If it very thick add add 4 to 5 spoons of milk.If you find it too thin add little cocoa powder.)
3rd step Grease the cake dish with a pinch of oil. Now put the paste in the baking dish and keep the dish inside the oven.
4th step Bake the cake for 20 to 25 minutes at 180 o ' Fahrenheit temperature.
5th step Allow it to cool down. Now invert it on to a plate. Your cake is ready to eat. You will enjoy the delicious sooofffftttt cake. Do not forget to tell every body who takes a piece that the cake has been prepared by your daughter.
Recipe for Sandwich
Children love to eat sandwiches . They are light and easy on the stomach. When I first made these sandwiches, all those who ate them were full of praise for them . My grand daughters named them 'Dadi Special Sandwiches.' Very often the children take sandwiches to School/College. In no time the demand for the sandwiches increased.Whenever there is a function or a party in their institution the demand increases.They will just say 'Dadi, give forty sandwiches for tomorrow'.I do not mind preparing any number of sandwiches for them. in fact, I love to prepare any thing for the children and the family. Now both of them have also started preparing sandwiches.I am sure that once the children taste the sandwiches they will want to prepare them.
1. Bread slices 8
2 .Hung curd 4tbsp
3. Egg less mayonnaise 3 tbsp
4. Cheese spread 2tsp
5 Tomato sauce 1 tbsp
6 Mustard sauce 1/4 tsp
7. Olive oil 1 tsp
8. Salt to taste
9. Pepper powder 1 pinch
10. Grated and well squeezed vegetables 4 tbs
(Carrot, Bell pepper, Cabbage,
Step 1. Cut the sides of the slices.
Step 2. In a bowl put all the ingredients except the grated vegetables.
Step3. Mix well so that everything is blended together finely.
Step4. Now add the vegetables and mix well.
Step 5. Spread the paste on the slices.
Step 6. Cut the sandwiches in any desired shape. Serve.
Step 7. The sandwiches can also be grilled.
Both these two recipes can very well be handled by children, as they do not require any cooking on the fire. I am sure that the children will love them.