My daughter, Ember, was born on 10 August 2008 and since she started talking, at about 15 months, she has proven herself to be a bit of a thinker. Some of the things she comes out with are absolute gems and this blog is a way to keep track of them. The title of this blog comes from a day when, wearily, I asked Ember "What do you think is the meaning of life Em?" She thought for a moment then confidently replied "Toddlers." I'm tending to agree!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Treacle Toffee

I'm currently reading Enid Blyton's The Enchanted Wood to Ember at one or two chapters per night. It's the first chapter book we've tried and she's really enjoying it, and gives me a good recap of where we're up to before we start the new chapter each night. She was particularly intrigued by the description of the treacle toffee Bessie makes for Moon Face, so we decided to make some of our own today.

Ember helped me to measure the ingredients, and was fascinated by the way the thick, gloppy treacle was pouring into the saucepan.

Em: what does it taste like?
Me: it's just kind of sweet and malty. Stick your finger in and taste some if you like.
Em: Ew, no thanks, that looks like a waterfall of yuck!

Sadly I don't have a recipe for pop biscuits :)

1 comment:

  1. I love that book, it was the first one my primary school read to us. Ha ha a waterfall of yuck!

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