Butternut Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Children love to cook and are more likely to try new foods if they have helped cooked them from scratch.Many children don’t have the opportunity to cook with fresh ingredients at home and as a setting we can ensure we provide these opportunities.

With this in mind at one of our stay and play sessions one of the practitioners lead a cookery demonstration.

We made Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Soup…

Firstly we de-seeded the red pepper and the children then used the safety knife to chop this up…. They used the bridge cut with support from the practitioner or their parent…

We discussed colours…. how it felt…

Whilst preparing the onion ready for the children to cut, it made their eyes and the practitioner’s start to water, which put them off a bit…

They then separated the ingredients into two different bowls, all the children were eager to do this…

The children helped to scoop out the Butternut Squash with lots of help from the practitioner and parents as this was a little hard…

Once all the ingredients had been added to the pan the practitioner added the stock and in no time at all the soup was ready to be liquidised in a blender.The soup was then served for nursery tea…. it’s amazing how much better the children eat when they have been involved in the cooking process from start to finish…. shame they didn’t save me any!!!!! I wonder what we can make next?????