The Tickle Fingers children’s cookbook is the perfect present for parents of young children, nurseries or childminders. It is specifically written for 1-4 year olds and packed with hands-on, fuss-free recipes that are easy for them to make.
Annabel Woolmer was frustrated at the lack of recipes suitable to make with her little ones so set about creating her own on her blog Cook With Toddlers. Her first book was named one of the top 10 Children’s cookbooks by the Independent and she has now shared even more ideas in this delightful child-sized book.
It reminds me of an Usborne book I had as a child with bright pages, clear pictures and easy to follow instructions. Each recipe comes with a diffculty rating – although even the most complex are easily manageable. It is the kind of book that a child will treasure as they grow up and go on to share with their own children.
There are some lovely allergy-friendly recipes in the book including breadsticks, egg free biscuits, a lemon cake and many more that are easy to adapt.
The book contains a very clear allergen menu at the back so you can quickly see suitable recipes. However, even better, it gives ideas on each page about how you can substitute different ingredients.
As well as the recipes, there is a compehensive section of the book that talks about the best equipment to use and all the Early Years skills that baking helps our little ones with. Picking up chocolate chips helps them develop their fine motor skills to help with writing, while cooking with vegetables can help them recognise shapes and colours.
I love this book so was delighted when Annabel came over to the Free From Farmhouse to cook with J. See what we got up to…
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*We were provided with a copy of the book for this review and the author will be providing the winner’s prize. All words and opinions are our own*