Alhamdulillah, reading the dim sum books gave us an idea for letter “E”, egg tarts of course. This is a treat that I enjoyed as a child and still love it. I often make this at home following this simple recipe from Star Kuali for the filling. I used pre made tart shells.
I also chose this recipe as it give DS2 a chance to use an egg beater for a real life task. You can see an example of a montessori tray with an egg beater here.
He also got to practice his pouring skills. He poured the entire first amount of egg mixture I gave him on the tray! After that he was careful and did very well Alhamdulillah.
I added the dusting of nutmeg just to give my son a little extra to do. It does add a nice flavour to the tart I must say.
We followed up this activity with a book.
This is a classic tale that has just been told over generations. This story gives and excellent opportunity to talk about being grateful and thankful to Allah. Using the opportunity of having wealth to give in charity as wealth is a test in itself (in this story the characters don’t spend in charity).
Allah is the ultimate giver and sustainer, He is able to give us things that are unthinkable; like the golden eggs. It also allows for discussions about not being greedy in amassing wealth.
Overall it has been a egg-licious couple of days Alhamdulillah.