Thursday, September 04, 2008

The next Mr Kipling?

Oliver went to "Cook and Taste" today, a new regular activity in nearby Reddish. (Or at least we hope it will be regular, it was not too well attended today.) It involved two ladies showing under-5s how to make something scrumptious.

Oliver made some rice crispie cakes all by himself. Hayley emphasised emphatically that he did everything single-handedly. He wasn't allowed to melt the chocolate himself but apart from that it was all his own work.

This was followed by making decorated recipe cards. Then finally there was a tasting session. Today it was celery, peppers, cucumber and carrots.

I sampled one of the rice crispie cakes this evening and I can tell you it was delicious, generous with the chocolate. I don't know whether he has a long-term future in baking, but he does make exceedingly good cakes.