So the school holidays are well underway and you may be looking for ideas to entertain them. Well our Director, Terry, fondly remembers Tin Can Cooking. It’s a simple yet effective way of keeping the kids quiet for a few hours and will provide them with some great practical skills in cooking and safety.
Take a used tin can, taller the better and clean the inside and out thoroughly, making sure to keep your fingers away from any sharp edges.
Using a traditional pointed bottle opener make holes around the top and bottom of the can, this ensures the candle inside has a good oxygen supply.
Place your candle on a plate, perhaps use some melted wax to fix the candle in place and then put the tin can over the candle.
Using egg, flour and milk, make a simple batter for a pancake. Pour this on the top of the tin can and watch it start cooking.
After a few minutes of cooking, turn the pancake over and cook the other side. It’s best to use a butter knife to turn the pancake over. Make sure your fingers aren’t at the top of the can is it can get very hot.
Once the other side is cooked, it’s time for eating. Enjoy on its own or maybe add some jam!