Children’s notebook: baking

Telegraph logoBaking with children is a complicated dance around the kitchen, elbows out and mixing bowl held high to keep small, greedy fingers at bay.

Cooking with kids

get your pinny on

Now that mine have mastered the hand-held electric whisk, my walls are textured with cake mixture, clinging cement-like to the tiles. But I still love cooking with them, particularly when all ingredients can be mixed together in one bowl, and I can retreat to a safe distance. Better still when everyone is in aprons, and the work surface is covered with something easy to clean. I love just about everything by the Dutch designer Sabine Engel, especially this lifesaparty.co.uk apple apron, £13.50. read more

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