I’m on a roll this week, getting Toddler doing different things.
First we had lentil fun with the water / sand table. Next, I decided to make some wholemeal scones for Toddler to snack on, and get Toddler involved.
I worked out it cost 83p to make these 13 scones – budget friendly and they are a healthier option than shop bought ones that contain saturated fat, refined sugars and additives, thus giving Toddler something yummy and wholesome to snack on; plus Toddler got to have some baking fun too.
Wearing his Gruffalo apron, he had a great time helping to weigh out the ingredients; it was quite tricky for him to spoon sugar into a small bowl and we had a few accidents with sugar all over the kitchen counter. Being a bit of a clean freak I was quick to clear this up, but tried my best not to make a fuss, as he’s only 2 ½ so he isn’t completely coordinated yet and did a great job considering this! I felt a bit like Katy off CBeebies ‘I Can Cook’, patiently explaining that we needed the scales to show a particular number and giving him lots of encouragement.
Once all the ingredients were weighed out, Toddler then poured the ingredients into a bowl and mixed them together. I was going to rub in the margarine myself thinking this step would be too tricky for him, but he managed to get his hands in and had a good go!
We rolled out the dough together and Toddler cut the scones, before using a brush to ‘paint’ milk on top.
All that was left to do was bake them. Oh yes, and then do the washing up, which Toddler even helped with by putting things away for me!
The scones were very yummy and both Toddler and I had a lot of fun making them, and eating them later on 😀
The recipe should you wish to try:
225 g Wholemeal flour (you could use plain, or a mixture of plain / wholemeal. The latter is healthier as it helps keep blood sugar levels stable)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda
25 g Margarine
55 g raisins or sultanas (or other dried fruit)
55 g light brown sugar
150 ml Greek or natural yoghurt
Preheat oven to 200C (Gas 7).
Add the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda to a bowl. Mix thoroughly.
Rub in the margarine.
Stir in the sugar, dried fruit and yoghurt.
Mix to make a soft dough, you may need a drop of water if too dry.
Roll out onto a floured surface to around 1cm thick.
Using a 2 inch cookie cutter, cut out your scones.
Place onto a lined (with greaseproof paper) baking sheet and brush with milk.
Bake for around 10 minutes until risen and browned.
Cool on a wire rack.