My mama and daddy both have birthdays soon. Yesterday we had a birthday celebration at Meema and Grumpy's. I helped cook.
Meema and I made a chocolate dessert. First she melted a lot of chocolate chips.
Then she cracked and separated eight eggs. You have to be very careful about this.
I helped by throwing the eggshells into the bucket of scraps for the chickens.
Meema and I beat the egg yolks. Then we added almond extract, nutmeg, and rum, and stirred the egg yolks into the melted chocolate.
Meema beat the egg whites till they turned into stiff foam. The egg beater makes a funny sound when it whirs around.
Meema added the chocolate goop to the egg white. She said
she was folding it in.
I held the whisk while Meema was folding.
When it was all mixed together, I took a taste.
Then we put the chocolate into tiny bowls called ramekins and put the bowls in the refrigerator.
Later we put raspberries on top of the chocolate and whipped cream on top of the raspberries and one raspberry on top. This is my daddy's favorite dessert. It is called Chocolate Raspberry Decadence.
In the afternoon, I helped Grumpy make the pizza dough.
I poked it with a knife.
I sang "Pat a cake, pat a cake, baker man..."
And "Pit it and pat it and mark it with G and put it in the oven for Grumpy and me."
I like cooking!
This is great for her and you.
I love seeing the pleasure and interest she shows in everything. Is she ever bored?
So far, she always finds things to do.
What a great series of photos...the cook's helper indeed. And she didn't even have an apron on, and apparently didn't need one! Chocolate decadence indeed!
Can't wait to have a little helper of my own one day. Josie's welcome in my kitchen anytime, I've got the perfect sized stool waiting for her!
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