I don’t think it’s a secret around here that I love my food and that it makes up an important part of my life. I also want to transfer this passion on to my children and encourage them to have healthy diets and a good relationship with food, one way of doing this is encouraging them into the kitchen at an early stage as we have been doing for a while now.
I noticed Annabel Karmel has a range of books to encourage children to cook and I was lucky enough to receive a copy of You Can Cook to review. The recipes are maybe a little too old for my twins at the moment but with my niece Rosie aged 12 and nephew Billy aged 10 coming to stay for Easter it was the perfect occasion to put Annabel to the test. They would love to try all the new cooking techniques explained with beautiful pictures and precise easy-to-read instructions.
My chosen recipe was Chicken Escalopes as I knew perfectly well that both were more than capable of baking but question – Could they get dinner on the table? After all why have your brother’s children round to stay if not to prepare the evening meal – right?
Rosie takes the floor and here’s how she got on
Ingredients85g fresh white breadcrumbs 15g parmesan cheese, grated 1 tbsp chopped parsley 2 chicken breasts (no skins) salt pepper 1 egg beaten sunflower oil for frying
In my Cuisinart food processor whizz 2/3 slices of bread together with the parsley and parmesan
Cover the chicken breasts with clingfilm and bash them until they’re quite thin
Season the chicken with salt and pepper and dip in the beaten egg
Coat the chicken in the breadcrumb mixture.
Heat the oil in a frying pan, fry the chicken on a medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through
We ate ours with chips and fresh vegetables and it was yummy!
There are plenty of other delicious recipes and I’m passing the book on to Rosie who already has her eye on the Apple Pie recipe