Today's #bakingwithatoddler was especially significant as it turned out to be A's baking debut and we were baking in memory of my Granny, E's (middle) namesake, on the date she passed away, three years ago. Rock buns were an obvious choice.
E was excited and confident. A was determined to chat to her toys in her cot, defying sleep and so I gave in, brought her through to the kitchen and she rocked her adorable apron for the first time. It was an everyday special moment and way more manageable than I imagined having two perched on chairs, in the way that often with two little people, the thought of something can be worse than the reality. E showed A what to do and what not to do (of course), they shared spoons and mixture and then E snuck away to smugly lick both her and A's spoon! A sweetly unaware of the pleasure she was missing. They were equally thrilled at washing their hands simultaneously in the big sink and it was a real joy to see. I'd like to think my Gran saw it too.
This recipe is straightforward, needs no complex ingredients or preparation and features sultanas which seem to be a winner with (my) toddlers. They also got to mix and mash the whole thing by hand which really occupied and intrigued them. The result, three happy girls and a batch of tasty, sort of uneven scones; perfectly imperfect.