The nursery have been so busy baking over the past two weeks. Both classes have been voting to see what they wanted to bake. Last week the vote was for rock cakes or scones and this week was banana muffins or blueberry muffins.
The children are using math to measure the ingredients. They then need to use their hand eye coordination to mix the ingredients together. Breaking the eggs is also a tough job which takes fine motor skills and strength.
The baked goods have been making the whole school smell lovely as they cook. Thankfully the children made sure there was one for each nursery teacher too and an extra one for Mrs Douglas.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/rock_cakes_03094 is the recipe we used for the delicious rock cakes.
This is the recipe the morning nursery used for their blueberry muffins. ( You can swap out the flour for gluten free and it works too.)
195 grams all-purpose flour
150 grams caster sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
80g melted butter, we used vegan flora
1 large egg or egg replacement
(80 ml – 120 ml) milk; dairy and non-dairy both work
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup of fresh blueberries
Just mix all together in a bowl and cook in muffin cases for 15 mins at 180 degrees.
If you do any baking please do share. We love seeing what you can make at home.