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Jacican can host your small private dinner, family get together or work function. I can also tailor make a private class, meal or corporate training event to you or your organisations needs.

Adult cooking classes will take your cooking to the next level. Whether it’s the secret of the perfect macaron, cream torte or even handmade lollies, I can be your guide. I’ll even teach your littlies during my school holiday Kids in the Kitchen classes.

Let's flash back to a past Kids in the Kitchen and my helpers.

A recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes from Jacican

The Assistant and his friends popped over to help, just the other day. I think they were hungry so I let them make their own chocolate cup cakes, filled with goodies like berries, marshmallows, choc chips and nuts. I didn't need to do a thing.

This is the recipe I let the kids make in the Kids in the Kitchen cooking classes.

Chocolate cup cakes

Ingredients

  • 180 gram butter
  • 390 gram castor sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 105 gram cocoa
  • 450 gram flour
  • 1 & 1/2 ts baking powder
  • 250 mls milk

Method  

Measure out the ingredients. Firstly the butter, followed by the flour. At Jacican I teach the kids to measure out the dry ingredients straight into the sifter (saving the dishes).

Measuring out the butter  Sift and weigh out the flour 

And the cocoa. Now refer back to the recipe as we all need to be able to read a cook book in later life.

Sift the cocoa  Always read the recipe carefully! 

Cream the butter and sugar together, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pulling a funny face as you crack the eggs, is part of making a tasty cake.

Beat the butter and sugar together  Add the eggs  

Beat the eggs well into the butter mixer. Add the sifted flour and cocoa alternately with the milk about a third at a time. Then mix the cake batter together well.

Beat the eggs in well  Add the flour alternately with the milk 

Add the flour alternately with the milk again  Add the flour alternately with the milk yet again 

Now for the fun. You can add what ever filling you like to the cup cakes. At Jacican I let the kids have marshmellows, choc chips, berries, nuts and what every else that can be mixed in to a cup cake I can find in the pantry.

The kids deciding what to add to their cupcakes   The kids filling their cupcakes at Jacican 

 

Adding raspberries

"Mmm, I think I'll use raspberries."

Place in a 180 C oven for about 125 minutes or until cooked. Get one of the older, taller kids to do this.

Putting the cupcakes in the oven  Cooked cupcakes

If you are lucky (but not this time) you then get to decorate your cup cake in a Kids in the Kitchen cup cake decorating class.

At Jacican I seem to cook with kids all the time. This has lead me to creating the Kids in the Kitchen cooking classes for primary aged children every school holidays.

Please note that all staff have undergone "Working with Children Checks".

 

 

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