Coronavirus Kent: Basic cooking skills children can learn if you're isolated at home

From how to melt chocolate to boiling an egg - how many of these basic cooking skills do your children understand?

Baking and cooking with children is likely to happen far more frequently as the coronavirus outbreak takes hold - as families across Kent are forced into finding more indoor activities to enjoy.

Can your children use a kitchen gadget or weigh food items?
Can your children use a kitchen gadget or weigh food items?

In a survey conducted last year with more than 2,000 mums and dad, one in six admitted to not having taught their children any basic cooking skills before the age of 12 - so now could be the time to help youngsters brush up on their basic kitchen skills as you all find yourselves at home a lot more looking for things to do.

The investigation also revealed that 59% of offspring belonging to those adults asked, could not use any gadgets found in kitchen cupboards and eight in 10 youngsters didn't know or understand anything about crushing garlic.

Measuring and weighing food items, also proved daunting for some - with 54% struggling to get to grips with kitchen scales.

If you're cooking and baking with children of all ages in the coming weeks, depending on their age and ability, how many of these basic cooking skills below can they learn, understand or even master for themselves with adult supervision?

How many of these basic skills do your children understand?
How many of these basic skills do your children understand?

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