This morning was the first of our kiddo daily delights with friends! We were excited to have Charlie, Sarah, Joshy, and Jack join in the fun. It was also fun to have our first friends visit since our recent return to the condo. After a bit of play in the loft, the kiddos sat on the couch together and we talked about wishes, made a few wishes of our own (many of which had to do with food, animals, and swimming), and read Wish by Roseanna Thong.
Today we chose to focus on the Australian Christmas-time traditions of making plum pudding. The children each help their parents stir the pudding three times from East to West, while making a wish.
Oh, the fun of tasting, measuring, and smelling the ingredients!
As I researched a bit for recipes online, I found many that took at least 2 hours. Sure, I could have made it ahead, but one of the things I try to do with kiddo daily delights is to use activities they can do by themselves or that they can participate in the entire time (and think that they did it all).
They loved watching the mixer work.
So I found a quick version of plum pudding. (And yes, I changed it a bit). The babies and mommas liked it best.
Quick Plum Pudding
preheat oven to 400 degrees
1 stick of butter
1/4 c raw sugar
1 tsp real vanilla
3/4 c almond pulp
1 c spelt flour
6 or so tbs plum jam (ours was homemade thanks to the kiddos Grandma…specially made with raw sugar)
1. Cream butter and sugar in mixer. Add remaining ingredients (except jam), and mix thoroughly.
2. In a greased pan (small to medium 9×12), scoop batter into the pan. Make some holes and place a tbs of jam in each.
3. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!
After placing our pudding in the oven, we played outside. The boys looked for worms, played on a ship, and poor Sarah got a real bruise on the sidewalk when she fell from a smal chair. (I promise, the first kiddo daily delight injury I can think of!)
Our finished product:
Thanks again for coming everyone. The kiddos and I had a blast with you!