Unlike the Magic Porridge Pot , the story of Little Red Riding Hood is quite popular. This story is one of those that Lil Angel loves to hear over and over again.
I told her this story for the first time before she joined kinder garden. I had mixed feelings when she was about to start schooling. I was worried, terrified, happy! I wanted to understand the 'strange- danger' situation and wanted to tell her in a fun way where she would understand and yet not be terrified. A story seemed to do the job and that was Little Red Riding Hood.
After the first time, when the story is repeated and the part where the lil girl talks to the wolf in spite of her mom's warning not to talk to strangers,Lil Angel will say ,'Little Red Riding Hood should have listened to her mom,she should not have told everything to the Big Bad Wolf'.
So stories are in a way a better method to teach kids about safety and other stuffs too...
For the second day Blogging Marathon #23,with the theme 'Cooking From Kid's Story Book', here is a vanilla cake from that book....
There are many versions of this story and here is the gist from the book that I read out to Lil Angel....
Once upon a time there lived a little girl near the Forest.She wore a red cloak while she went out and hence everyone called her Little Red Riding Hood.
One day her grandma fell sick and her mother baked a cake and packed it with a bottle of black currant juice.She asked Little Red Riding Hood to go and see her grandma and give her the basket.She also advised Little Red Riding Hood not to stop on the way or talk to strangers.Little Red Riding Hood promised to be careful and left the house.
But when she reached the forest, she forgot her promise and stopped to look at the beautiful flowers and butterflies .A wolf emerged from the shadows and befriended Little Red Riding Hood. She told the wolf about her grandma and showed him the path leading to the house. The wolf ran away and Little Red Riding Hood continued her journey.
Before Little Red Riding Hood reached her grandma's house, the wolf gobbled up grandma,put on her cloths and got into bed.Little Red Riding Hood was surprised to find her grandma with big teeth and sharp nails and finally realised that it was the wolf.The wolf gobbled her and fell asleep.
Little Red Riding Hood's father who passed that way head a loud snore and saw the wolf fast asleep. He kills the wolf and rescues Little Red Riding Hood and the grandma from the wolf's tummy!
Finally Little Red Riding Hood passes on the cake and juice that her mother had sent and all are happy and relieved to be alive and well.....
So here is the basket of cake and juice that Little Red Riding Hood's mother sent across....
For the cake I followed Padhu's recipe....
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup
Thick yogurt - 1 cup
Sugar -1 cup
Baking powder- 1 teaspoon
Baking soda -1/2 teaspoon
Sunflower oil - 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence- 1 teaspoon
- Sift the all purpose flour and keep aside.
- Add the sugar to the curd and mix till it dissolves.
- To this mixture ,add the baking powder and baking soda. Mix and leave aside for a few minutes.
- Once you see small bubbles on the surface, add the oil and the essence and mix well.
- Into this mixture add the all purpose flour little by little and mix well.
- Pour into a greased baking tray .
- Bake at 180 degrees in a pre heated oven for 25 minutes or till a tooth prick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack,cut and serve.
- Adjust the sugar to suit your taste. This was sweet enough for us.
- Though the cake was cooked, it did not brown on top!!
Take a look at the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#23
Sending this to Archana who is hosting Srivalli's Kid's Delight event with the theme - Cooking from Kids story book.Also to Cook.Eat.Delicious Desserts hosted @Spicy Food, Vardini's Cooks Joy - Bake fest #14, Sowmya's Let's Party - Eggless Bakes and Treats
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