I came across these old photographs from a couple of years ago.  They are of my son completing his homework!  The piece of work was a simple weighing and measuring task.  To make the homework more interesting and fun it was decided to create something tasty in the kitchen.  As Toby was only six at the time it had to be a simple, quick and easy recipe.  We didn’t want him getting bored or loosing interest.

The recipe he chose was from a book recieved from Santa Claus at Christmas called “Cooking with Mum”.   We didn’t follow the recipe to the letter, just used it as a guide on how to make cheesecake.  Toby was quite specific.  He wanted a flavoured cheesecake that wasn’t topped with fruit.  As we had a jar of stem ginger that needed using up Toby decided to use that and make a stem ginger cheesecake.

The remaining ingredients were bought, implements and tools came out, after hygiene was sorted Toby set to work.  I read out the recipe and gave help, advice and direction when asked or needed.  He did all the work as you can see from the photos.  The end result was delicious and Toby was very proud of his achievement.  Homework done!  The hardest part was waiting for the cheesecake to set overnight in the fridge!

Cooking with children is a great way to spend time together.  Not only can you teach and develop a childs kitchen skills and food confidence, you can do homework too!

We are going to recreate the Stem Ginger Cheesecake for our recipe page, so please come back soon.  In the meantime, post your favourite recipes that you and your children like to cook together.

PS.  Don’t forget to lick the bowl!