Half term requires some serious planning and entertainment is an area that needs to be focused on in order to survive. We have homework to do but it’s a diary and so allows us the freedom to do as we wish which is great.
How about making biscuits and then writing about it? Lemon and almond jumbles!
I haven’t cooked with the girls since the summer holidays and it is a pastime they love doing plus it brings all sorts of skills together, maths – weighing, numeracy, reading, writing – they are ‘S’ shaped and even chemistry … surely turning butter into biscuits counts as chemistry?
I’ve been wanting to make Jumbles for a while now. I understand from research they’ve been around from as early as the 17th century so, quite a successful biscuit recipe I’d say. It is also mentioned that it most likely originates from Italy from the cimabetta cookie.
I’ve kept this recipe pretty basic but there are all sorts of ways you can vary it as explained in the notes with a cooking time of only 10 minutes and a prep time of about the same, they were a winwin for us and daddy liked them so much he popped a couple in his sandwich box ;)
[yumprint-recipe id=’13’]and then for some proof that this was homework –
Taking it in turns to whisk
Our S shaped Jumbles ready to go in the oven and our follow up homework sheet