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Basic cooking skills for young kids

 
Teach your kids some basic cooking and baking skills, and with a little patience, you could soon have your very own budding Master Chef in the family! Kids love to help out in the kitchen and being able to cook is a great skill for anyone to have.
Teach your kids some basic cooking and baking skills, and with a little patience, you could soon have your very own budding Master Chef in the family!

Kids love to help out in the kitchen and being able to cook is a great skill for anyone to have.
 

15 Basic cooking skills for young kids to try

 
  • Buttering a slice of bread  
 
  • Cracking eggs into a bowl
 
  • Crushing biscuits for bases in a plastic bag with a rolling pin
 
  • Crushing garlic in a garlic press
 
  • Cutting pastry or dough shapes out using cookie cutters
 
  • Cutting soft fruit such as a banana with a non-sharp knife
   
  • Grating cheese
 
  • Kneading and rolling out dough using a rolling pin
 
  • Mashing bananas with the back of a fork
 
  • Mashing potatoes with a potato masher
 
  • Peeling vegetables with a vegetable peeler
 
  • Rubbing in butter and flour for a crumble or pastry
 
  • Sieving flour
 
  • Whisking eggs in a bowl
 
  • You could even get them to help you make some healthy snacks for their morning or afternoon tea.
 

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