Mothers used to encourage only female children in the kitchen arts. Today's moms know that their sons also need to know how to cook. Of course, some children are simply not interested. Others are eager to help, often when we really just need to get down to business and get a meal on the table.
Whether you can do it every day or just once a week, cooking with your child is a bonding opportunity you don't want to miss. One of my earliest childhood memories is of "helping" my Southern grandmother make biscuits. After she cut out some regular size biscuits, she let me use a 1-inch cutter to shape mini biscuits. She even had a tiny pan just for me.
I still remember proudly serving "my" biscuits to my grandfather and him declaring them the best he'd ever had! With just five or six ingredients, biscuits are a great "first" for your little sous chef!
Makes about 12
2 packed cups (10 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/3 cup buttermilk (or sour cream, plain yogurt or milk)
2/3 cup milk