Saturday, January 21, 2012

Creative in the Kitchen: Literary Lunches
Crunchy Cinnamon Snowflakes

My four-year-old has been waiting for the first snow storm of the season and today it finally arrived!  What better way to warm up after frolicking in the new fallen snow than to put these crunchy cinnamon snowflakes into the oven and snuggle up to read “The Snowy Day”by Ezra Jack Keats.  Our young chefs will of course need help from an adult when it comes to cutting and using the oven.
flour tortillas
canola oil for brushing
cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle

1.       Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2.       Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for quick and easy clean up later.
3.       Place your tortillas under a damp paper towel and microwave for 15 seconds to soften them up and make them more flexible.
4.       Fold the tortilla, one at a time, in half and then into thirds.
5.       Using clean scissors cut out triangles to make a snowflake shape (be careful not to cut along the entire fold or your snowflake will fall apart.)
6.       Place tortilla on prepared cookie sheet, brush with canola oil, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and pop them into the oven for 5 minutes.
7.       Flip them over and bake an additional 5 minutes until it starts to brown and becomes crunchy.  Watch closely so you don’t burn them!
8.       Let them cool a bit and then enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Hey there!
    Now that is a fun and yummy idea!
    What a great Mom you are!
    I used the "Snowy Day" in my art classes for
    youngsters many years ago. Its a great
    story plus I love how the illustrations
    were created from wall paper and other creative materials.