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Play Ideas - Numeracy with Baking

Baking with kids can be lots of fun and rather messy! But among all the mess, there are so many benefits that kids gain from the whole baking experience. You can do Maths while baking with children by letting them count out the eggs, the teaspoons of baking powder and cups of flour. Let them measure liquids and use measuring spoons and cups, and just expose them to the concepts of Maths in real life.

This week we thought it would be great if we shared one of our favourite recipes with you.

Edmonds Scones

3 Cups Standard plain flour

6 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

75g Butter

1 to 1 ½ cups milk

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Cut butter in until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add milk and mix quickly with a knife to the soft dough. Knead a few times. Lightly dust an oven tray with flour. Press scone dough out onto this. Cut into 12 even sized pieces. Leave a 2 cm space between scones. Brush tops with milk. Bake at 222˚C for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 12

Cheese Scones

Add 2/3 cup grated cheese, pinch each of cayenne pepper and mustard to flour. Before baking top each scone with a small amount of grated cheese.

Date Scones

Add ¾ cup chopped dates, 1 tablespoon sugar and ½ teaspoons cinnamon to flour. Before baking sprinkle scones with mixture of cinnamon and sugar.

Sultana Scones

Add ¾ cup to 1 cup sultanas to flour.