Integrating Learning Through Cooking

Posted by: Bharati Thakur
Cooking is something where we have to give time and be patient with the dish. Guys I am back with my new article where you can teach your child ample of things through cooking,parents and adults can also get help from the recipe. Cooking activity is an integrated approach where we can connect all the subject with a dish. Being a teacher I felt that cooking is a kind of activity through which children enjoy and learn the concepts easily. In school,when children does these small activities related to cooking,they really learn a lot from it.
So here is my first recipe of donuts which is loved by the people worldwide. Can there be any learning from baking donuts? Ya of course , everything in this world will teach you something. Cooking is an integrated learning,so let's discuss some learning outcomes of cooking donuts for the children.
donuts

  • Development of language skills- children get through new vocabulary and they can name the ingredients of recipe ,can converse about it with family.
  • Children develops Math skills like measurement,counting,fractions, different shapes. Before cooking we measure each and everything,so we can teach measurement through cooking.children learn varieties of shapes. 
  • Children develops the skill of problem solving.
  • By understanding how food changes after cooking then science is also integrated in cooking.
  • Geographical condition of food is known while cooking the dish as from where it has been grown,climatic condition required to grow it.
  • Cultural lessons about the diets of people in other parts of the world. 
  • We do our own creativity.
  • We get to know about History lessons about how people used to eat in the past. 
  • Health lessons, such as understanding nutrition and the food groups, as well as appreciating the importance of safety and cleanliness.
  • Fine motor skills, through whisking, measuring, pouring,cutting, kneading dough and rolling. 
  • And of course social skills, such as responsibility, cooperation, sharing, and self-esteem. 
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Now let's see how we can bake donuts at home with easy steps and then you can involve your child with you. First I tried making it at home,whole article is based on my personal experience. I made it with these ingredients.
Here are the ingredients required to make donuts
Ingredients
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup powdered sugar
pinch of salt
2 tablespoon refined oil
2 tablespoon curd/dahi
2-3 tablespoon milk or as required
For decorating donuts
Chocolate syrup ( for dipping donuts)
Coconut powder 
Now let us try to make the donuts with simple steps.
Method
Take a large bowl. Sieve wheat flour properly,add baking soda,baking powder powdered sugar,pinch of salt, curd ,refined oil and mix it well.
Make a soft dough using milk as required. Keep the dough for rest for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes,coat a drop of oil and again knead the dough for 1 minute.
Divide the dough into 2 half and roll it like thick chapati but thickness should be there.
Cut the rolled chapati with the help of donuts cutter or you can use sharp edge round lid or steel glass for cutting,after that, cut it in center with the help of any small lid,you will get a donuts shape. Prepare all the donuts in same way.
Baking
Take a deep pan ,heat the oil ,fry all the donuts in pan in medium flame till golden brown. Keep it in a observant paper and keep aside for cooling.
You can either bake in oven at 200°c for 5 to 7 minutes till golden brown.
baked donuts

Decorating the donuts
Take chocolate syrup in a bowl,dip the donuts into it and spread grated coconut on the donuts and yummy donuts are ready to serve. Thank you for reading this.

I really enjoyed making donuts. You can also make it,and I am pretty sure that you will bake better than me. If you have any kind of queries you can comment below and if you really liked my way of making donuts by engaging your child for integrated learning then share it with your family and friends and subscribe for more updates.







3 comments :

  1. Such a graet attempt bharti..
    Very nice article..
    Covering all aspects and drafted very nicely.
    All the best..

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  2. Very nice article ..
    Will surely try this donut recepie

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