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My amazing daughter and her cooking skills!

My daughter is 15 and doesn't cook for us often but oh my days when she does she cooks some wonderful things! I really don't know why she didn't take cookery as an option in school as everything she brought home from school was delicious, yet she is convinced it is no good. Just before Christmas she decided she was going to bake gingerbread cookies for all her friends at school. I told her this was fine, I would provide the ingredients, she would just have to find a good recipe and clear-up after herself. She completely nailed it. I have tried, and failed, in the past to make decent gingerbread and it has always come out either bland or rockhard and inedible, but these cookies were amazing! I was sad when they were all gone (yes we did insist she made some extra for us) and they were absolutely fantastic!

Tonight, we had a load of milk which needed to be used up and she decided to make some rice pudding, Once she had read the instructions for making it, she decided it was too much hassle and made tapioca instead, but she decided to follow the idea of adding the cream and the cinnamon from the rice pudding recipe, and even sprinkled a little over the top before serving. It was delicious! I scoffed it down to fast to remember to take a photograph.

I think I am going to be assigning her cooking duties more often!"

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JeanC wrote on January 3, 2015, 8:14 PM

Get them started young and they will be cooks for life.

peachpurple wrote on January 4, 2015, 4:25 AM

you know, daughter has hidden talented skill that mom doesn't know. I didn't know my daughter could cook pasta either!

MBank wrote on January 4, 2015, 5:06 AM

Nice. You should appreciate her hidden talent and should guide to her when she need.

SarahW74 wrote on January 4, 2015, 2:47 PM

We've always done baking together, well I used to do all the hard work ie the mixing and baking whilst she licked the spoon and then decorated them afterwards :)

SarahW74 wrote on January 4, 2015, 2:48 PM

My daughter has cooked herself pasta for years as a snack, but then she progressed onto noodles which aren't quite as cheap lol

SarahW74 wrote on January 4, 2015, 2:49 PM

Most definitely! She lacks confidence in cooking things and she really has no need to feel like that. I will definitely be encouraging her to do more in the future. I taught her to make a roux sauce a while back and she nailed that too!