Cooking with Pingu’s English is a great way to educate your children. Following a recipe with your child can involve maths with measuring the ingredients.
Whilst cooking you can also develop their understanding the world discussing where the food comes from. Children can practice reading the recipe if they, and write the shopping list out if they are able. And they can draw lots of pictures of their favourite meal – and label them.
Have fun like these children making bread at home with Cooking with Pingu’s English! Remember to practise your English language as you go, such as water, salt, bowl etc.
500 g white flour
2 teaspoons of salt
7g of fast-acting yeast
3 tablespoons of olive oil
300 ml of water
Steps to make bread
1 – mix all the ingredients in a bowl apart from the liquids – water/oil.
2 – make a well in the middle of the mixture and slowly add the oil and waterand mix.
3 – now split the dough with your child/children.
4 – place on a clean, floured surface and knead for ten minutes.
5 – place in a lightly oiled bowl to rise for one hour until it doubles in size. Your child will be amazed to witness this!
6 – heat the oven to 200c.
7 – bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
8 – cool on a wire rack.
Easter nest cake recipe
200g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
85g cornflakes or similar cereal
2 x 100g bags mini chocolate eggs
1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl placed over a pan of barely simmering water.
2. Pour the chocolate over the cereal and stir well to combine.
3. Spoon the chocolate into 12 cupcake cases and press the back of a teaspoon in the centre to create a nest shape.
4. Place 3 mini chocolate eggs on top of each nest.
5. Chill the nests in the fridge for 2 hrs until set.
6. Eat and enjoy!