Cooking with your children may be the most efficient way to teach measurement and reading directions. With the growth of math skills and memories your children will gain in the cooking process this time will be well worth the trouble. Have you child read the recipe to you, fill the measuring cups and spoons.
Remember to take advantage of all the estimation opportunities:
• How many chocolate chunks make a cup? Let’s both guess and then count. Put the chocolate chunks in groups of 5, 10…How many are left over?
• Do you think there is 1/3 cup of milk left in the carton? -Or,-More than a cup of milk?
- Less than a cup of milk?
• How long will it take the Brownies to cool?
Cooking is filled with cause and effect relationships:
What will make the chocolate melt?
Why do Brownies need eggs?
What would happen if we left the eggs out?
Cooking with your child is an adventure. Teach them to follow directions exactly and arrive at their destination with good things to eat.
The slide show is Gold Medal 1920 Brownies that will fix anyone’s chocolate cravings.
This Brownie recipe became popular in the 1920’s and was featured in the Gold Medal recipe collection of 1925. There are two thoughts about the history of the Brownie. First, that brownies were originally made from a fallen chocolate cake. The second thought is that brownies are an American version of Scottish cocoa scones. Whichever history is correct, the first brownies in the U.S. were called Bangor Brownies after the city in Maine where they were first made.
The Children's Quick and Easy Cookbook [Hardcover]
New Junior Cookbook (Better Homes & Gardens Cooking) [Hardcover-spiral]
Cooking Rocks! Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals for Kids [Spiral-bound]
Emeril's There's a Chef in My Soup! Recipes for the Kid in Everyone [Hardcover]
(Author), Charles Yuen (Illustrator)