Cooking with a toddler requires time and patience. Luckily today I had both.
I used frozen short crust pastry as the base. I used a scone cutter to make the rounds and Miss Bee pushed them vigorously and sometimes after nibbling them into a curved based tray. Whatever she punctured the pastry I added a little piece to make sure it wouldn’t leak.
I cut up tiny pieces of zucchini which she added to each one.
Then ham, an itsy bitsy amount of onion and cheese. Some spare pastry may have met it’s demise.
I had Miss Bee mix 2 eggs with a splash of milk.
I did have a quick”mummy’s turn” to really make sure it was mixed.
I used a miniature jug from a tea set to portion out just enough for one quiche. She filled around half then I confess it was getting a little tedious so I had my turn. Before she filled the last 3. I love the sheer concentration on her face. She did a marvellous job and it reinforced my thoughts that toddlers can be very capable. Maybe the tutu helped her?
She put on the oven mits to check the quiches. I didn’t tell her, she remembered it was “hot” and put them on herself.
She was rather excited to have made her own lunch with mummy.