Last term the Petits Chefs tested some from my cookbook which was a fabulous experience for me (and a delicious one for them!). Watching kids make a dish and seeing how they react to instructions/ recipe directions was extremely useful for me in terms of figuring out how to explain simple instructions – it’s often the simplest recipes that are the hardest to explain!
One such recipe was crêpes which became all of a sudden much easier for me because a group of boys in my Grade 4 class elected to research crêpes as part of a French culture project (you might have seen the profiteroles another group researched last week) . They wrote research questions and answered them and decided they wanted to present their knowledge by making a recipe video. I worked alongside the boys, modelling each step for them and ended up with a video of my own that I absolutely adore. Definitely not Food Network ready but absolutely proof that kids can cook (French food)!
(note that this is not my recipe, it’s the recipe the boys found when they researched. It did make pretty nice crêpes though 😉 )