The kids came home with holes the size of bowling balls in their stomachs earlier this week. A quick flick through the Women's Weekly Biscuits and Slices book and it was on - baked chocolate slice. Tom and Soph made quite a team, although fights over licking the bowl ensued. One had the slice mix bowl, the other, the icing... And mum had to try a little herself! This was their first joint effort at cooking and hopefully something that will continue. By Tom's age, I was baking cakes by myself, so I feel remiss I haven't let him run wild in the kitchen before now. If the slice was anything to go by, I will be encouraging Tom's (and Sophie's) presence in the kitchen a bit more regularly!!
PS. Sibling bliss is often short-lived. The next day, Sophie cut their pieces of slice to take to school and was quickly accused of short-changing her brother. I stepped in, adding a couple of extra bits to make sure each received the same size. Then Sophie was upset because she thought Tom was getting more... I took out the scales and weighed their servings and that was the end of that!