Cook it in a cup


When I’m cooking with the kids, we often have quantity-control issues. At the start, the kids are excited about pouring muffin mixture into the pans or rolling out pastry for mini quiche. However, by the fourth dozen of whatever we’re making, they’ve lost interest and I’m left cooking enough to feed everyone on our street. The problem lies with me making small scale versions of recipes – mixture for a dozen big muffins also makes 40 tiny ones!

So the individually scaled cooking projects for kids in Cook it in a Cup are very appealing.

Designed for young chefs, the Cook it in a Cup cookbook features 29 quick meals and treats kids can cook in silicone cups. The book comes with six rainbow cups that are non-stick, easy to clean and safe for ovens or microwaves. I suspect that choosing which colour cup to have will be half the fun.

Recipes range from chicken potpies to lemon tarts and, as most parents know, the likelihood of new foods being eaten increases dramatically when kids have made it themselves.

Cook it in a Cup retails for $21.97 at Fishpond and can also be found at selected bookstores throughout Australia.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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