Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Spanish Tortilla Let's Cookalong

My children and I recently took part in Tesco Eat Happy Project who are working with Children's Food Trust  to launch a series of cooking videos called Let's Cookalong. We were sent the ingredients for us to make a Spanish tortilla. My children love to cook and bake, I think it is important for us to teach our children the skills needed to be able to cook for themselves. 
I was sent an instructional video that was really easy to follow, it gave you step by step instructions and told you what skills to use to chop the ingredients. This helped my children greatly as they could visualise what they was required to do. The video also prompts you when to pause so you are able to carry out the task given.
The ingredients we were sent are:
Ingredients
1 onion
1 red or orange pepper
50g mushrooms
400g leftover boiled potatoes
50g frozen peas
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon of mustard
Cooking oil
30g reduced fat cheese
Parsley

The equipment needed is:

Equipment
Weighing scales
Sharp knife
Chopping board
Kitchen paper
Oven gloves
Colander
Small bowl
Medium bowl
Whisk or fork
Grater
Spoon
Spatula or fish slice
Frying pan
Plastic cup
Scissors

We followed the video together and chopped up our ingredients as shown in the video. Little lady loves to crack eggs, having our own chickens means she has had plenty of practice at doing this and for a 4 year old she is quite the pro. Little T almost left the kitchen when it came to chopping the onion but thanks to the tip on the video there was not one tear in our eyes, I will definitely be chopping my onions the way I was shown in the video from now on. To learn more skills take a peek at the Eat Happy Project YouTube channel 


I highly recommend following the Let's Cookalong recipes and videos, my children and I had lots of fun today and it is a way to teach your children valuable life skills no matter what their age is. Our Spanish tortilla was a hit, especially my eldest son who asked for more. My husband does not normally take an interest when we are baking together but his nose pulled him towards the kitchen today. I will be following the rest of the series.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh this looks lovely. Love getting the kids involved with cooking. Most of the time... they do tend to make a bit of mess ha ha :) x

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