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Cooking Procedures
From Superkids by Jean Marzollo - Illustrations by Irene Trivas

Many of the activities on these pages may require adult supervision.
Be sure to tell a grown-up about what you're planning and ask for permission before getting started.

Learning how to do things.


How to Roll Dough

Flour the rolling pin and the surface you are rolling dough on. Put the dough in place. Hold the rolling pin in both hands, set it down in the middle of the dough, and roll it gently forward and back. Turn the dough around halfway and roll it again. Don't push too hard.

How to Oil a Baking Sheet

Take a piece of paper towel and put a little margarine, shortening, or vegetable oil on it. Rub it over the entire inside surface of the pan. Throw the paper away.

How to Beat Egg Whites

First separate the eggs by cracking them and carefully letting only the white fall into the bowl. Put the yolks in another bowl. Then add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and beat them until they stand up in peaks when you lift up the beaters.

chopping and grating illustration

How to Chop a Fruit or a Vegetable

Use a sharp chopping knife and keep your fingers away from it. First slice the vegetable, as illustrated. Then chop the slices. Always ask yourself: If the knife slips, will it hit my fingers? Be sure the answer is No.

How to Grate Cheese

Hold a piece of cheese against the grater and rub it up and down. Watch your fingers; don't grate them. Try different sides of the grater to see which effect is most appropriate.


mixing and stirring illustration


Put your butter in a microwavable bowl and microwave on low power,
ten seconds at a time. When it bubbles, it's done.


How to Mix, Stir, Cream

Mixing, stirring, creaming: for all practical purposes, these are the same thing. "Creaming" usually refers to mixing butter and sugar.








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Based on the book SUPERKIDS: Creative Learning Activities for Children 5-15
Text © Jean Marzollo, Illustrations © Irene Trivas

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