Fun Baking with My Sonny Boy

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By Reks,


Keeping the kids occupied in the summer break is quite a challenge for parents. Joining a few camps maybe a good thing but after a few weeks doing the same thing becomes a bore for them. My 6 year old needs some new activity every now and then to get pepped up . So we thought of trying our hands at baking some yummy goodies. We baked Chez Jay’s Choco chip cookies on one day and our own version of brownies another day. The little chef was so excited that he gobbled up most of them and left just a few for us to sample.

We followed a few simple steps from the program “I can Cook” on Cbeebies :

-          Wash hands before starting

-          Get all the ingredients ready

-          Keep a napkin/towel handy

-          Mix, Whisk, stir

-          Take help of an adult to use the hot oven

-          Clean up after you are done


Now here is the recipe for Chez jay’s Cookies(slightly modified) :

You need:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup Powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup choco chips / broken choco pieces
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup soft butter
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp salt

Steps: Ask an adult to preheat the oven to 180C.

Take a large and deep bowl , add butter and sugar , whisk till smooth. You can use an electric /hand mixer .

Add beaten egg, salt, vanilla essence. Stir

Sift flour and baking powder. Add to the above mixture alongwith choco chips.

Mix well.

Get the baking tray ready with the cookie sheet or liners. Scoop a spoonful of the mix on the sheet ,leave a gap between 2 cookies as they will rise and become big on baking.

Bake for 10-12 mins .

Cook and serve


And here s our version of Brownies

You need :

  • ½ cup oil
  • 1cup powdered sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4th cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


Ask an adult to preheat the oven to 175C.

Grease a baking pan

Take a deep bowl , Mix oil, sugar, vanilla essence. Add eggs, whisk.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt and gradually add to the above mixture. Stir till smooth. Add chopped walnuts and mix. Pour into the baking dish and bake for 20-25 mins, till the edges look crisp.

You can even use a fork to prick in and check if it comes out clean.

Cool and cut into squares and serve with vanilla icecream (optional)

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