Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hannah, The Baker

On Monday we bought Hannah some fabric to make her an apron and chef's hat. She couldn't wait to wear her "baking dress" so we just wrapped it around her and tied a knot in the back. As soon as we arrived home, Hannah started getting out ingredients for a birthday "cake" for me (I'm turning 16, according to Hannah). She is holding a block of cheese and there is pudding mix in the bowl. She got all the ingredients out by herself, put them on the table and then poured the pudding mix in the bowl. Here are her other ingredients that she was planning on using for her cake.

Goldfish, Bisquick Biscuit Mix, 2 Bread Mixes and Flour

Flour, Jell-O Mix, Fruit Roll ups, Cool Whip container that contains left over Mashed Potatoes

Here is the pudding that became the "base" of the cake.

I convinced Hannah to make the pudding recipe on the box, and I was able to save 5 cups of "real" pudding before Hannah took over. The last cup of pudding was my "cake". She added flour, mashed potatoes, cheese, goldfish and milk (I was able to hid the mixes so she wouldn't try to use those!). Then we poured it into a cake pan and put it in the oven to cook. Since I've never made this recipe before I wasn't sure what temperature to cook it on. Since we were baking french fries for dinner it was cooked at 425 for 20-25 minutes. I didn't take a picture of it since it looked pretty gross. After dinner, Hannah forgot about it so I didn't have to worry about her getting sick from eating any. In case you were wondering, here are the measurement for our recipe.

Mama's Birthday Cake

1 cup of chocolate pudding (pre-made)
3 TBSP flour
1/4 cup milk
2 TBSP mashed potatoes
1 TBSP shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6 goldfish

Pour into mini loaf pan and cook for 20-25 minutes at 425.

Hannah had a great time making it, although I'm a little scared to see what she will try next!

Here is our pudding! (This one is edible)

The cup is part of my mom's Denby Ode china that she gave to me. Growing up, we would eat on these dishes every Sunday and holidays. I am so excited that I have these now!


Bridget said...

That is a priceless story. So good that you got it all down for her history. Adorable.

Bridget said...

I love the crockpot recipe site that you have on this cooking site.

I just planned my meals for the weeks with the help of that site!


Jessica Autrey said...

Cute blog, I love the name even though I don't remember the nursery rhyme. I love baking so I'll have to check back in to see what you have created.