We have been admonishing our ten-year old for too much computer time. She reminded us that if we did more activities with her in someway, she might not be on the computer as much. She suggested that she might spend less time on the computer if she were allowed to have some independence baking like her bigger brother has.
We reminded her that she often argues so much that we end up not doing an activity.
So, her dad suggested that they make bread pudding at the suggestion of her mom. (Dad is infinitely more patient than Mom is).
And, the kid thought the baking was a good idea, but the bread pudding was a bad idea.
So, after extensive negotiations, her dad agreed to help her make carrot cupcakes.
Dad then suggested walnuts, and the kids reminded him that nuts are optional in the recipe. She vetoed that option.
And so goes the conversation.
And we must say that the 10 year-old carrot cupcake advocate won her case. The confections were absolutely delicious.
This recipe is adopted from The Joy of Baking website, but modified to use spelt instead of wheat, butter instead of oil, bourbon vanilla extract instead of regular vanilla extract, and organic evaporated cane juice instead of white sugar.
For argument sake, we think the modifications make a better cupcake.
Well said, counselor.