Search

Finding The Happy

Looking for joy in all the right places

Tag

baking with children

Baking Anzac biscuits with Nanna

Enjoying some quality time with Nanna before she returns home tomorrow.

IMG_2058

Arddun mixing flour

IMG_2075

IMG_2082

Arddun scooping biscuit mix into tray
Scooping biscuit batter into tray
Covering ears before baking paper is torn
The ripping of baking paper sure can get loud
Grinning at camera while baking with Nanna
Baking with Nanna is heaps fun!

Nanna and Arddun posing for camera in mid-bake

Golden and perfect Anzac biscuits
Golden and perfect Anzac biscuits
First bite into Anzac biscuit
First bite into Anzac biscuit. (At least two others were consumed in quick succession thereafter!)
Looking guilty while eating biscuits
A shared guilty pleasure
Advertisements

The successful failure

One of the perks of being a part-time SAHM before Arddun goes to preschool is the time we get to just hang out together and try things.

We were going to surprise Tony with cookies when he returned home from work this week (He’s working longer and longer hours, and has to deal with interesting staff. Not his favourite two things.) Decided to try out a new recipe from a book I’d bought cheap from Borders years ago (American measurements, with metric translations). Was supposed to be brown sugar cookies with a drizzle of lemony icing.

Wasn’t too sure about the recipe halfway through but because I’m no baking diva, and we were having too much fun, I pressed on.

Collage of Arddun with cookies on tray
Cookies are looking good on the tray at least
Arddun profile baking collage
Arddun’s chief role: beater eater

 Sadly, when we pulled the trays out 12 minutes later, everything was le splat. Just too much butter, methinks. And waaay too salty.

I was pretty disappointed. But Arddun just walked over, looked at the trays, said “Oh dear, Mummy!” and then patted me gently on the back. “Oh well. It’s okay. Nevermind. You alright?”

Prompting me to question who had the more adult response, really. What a crack up!

Strawberries and chocolate dipping sauce
When all else fails as spectacularly as it did, go to chocolate-drenched fruit
Arddun eating a strawberry
Happy with consolation prize

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑