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Last year my, then five year old, granddaughter Laila wanted to create her own recipe. She informed me she needed bread, sweet milk (condensed milk), eggs, the "vanilla stuff" (vanilla extract), red p
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The Creation of Nakiska

posted at 10/1/2008 6:15 AM EDT
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Last year my, then five year old, granddaughter Laila wanted to create her own recipe. She informed me she needed bread, sweet milk (condensed milk), eggs, the "vanilla stuff" (vanilla extract), red paint (red food coloring). I gathered all her ingredients and let her go at it. I asked her if she was cooking her creation on the stove or in the oven. She thought a moment and said "it has to go on the stove maw maw so I'll tell you when I need you to help me." To my surprise she was making French Toast. She had helped me many times crack the eggs and mix milk and vanilla. I had not realized that all those times she had watched so carefully. The only thing, she was substituting milk for condensed milk, and adding her red food coloring. As she squirted her 2 drops she looked over at me and said "it taste much better when it looks pretty." I told her "of course". I then got out the cookie cutters and let her cut out the shapes she wanted her bread to have. I heated the pan, she dipped her shaped bread into the egg mixture and she let me put it in the pan. She told me when she thought it was time to flip the bread over to cook on the other side. After the bread was cooked and was on the plate, I marveled (of course) on how beautiful her creation was. I told her she had to name her creation, she said it was called 'Nakiska'. We make 'Nakiska' very often at our house.

Re: The Creation of Nakiska

posted at 7/27/2011 7:44 AM EDT
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So very creative!   I am applauding her efforts and YOUR example.

Re: The Creation of Nakiska

posted at 7/31/2011 5:07 AM EDT
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What an adventerous little girl!  She probably had seen you do this and added her own sweet touch to it.  Good for her!

Re: The Creation of Nakiska

posted at 7/31/2011 7:26 AM EDT
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It was very good.

Re: The Creation of Nakiska

posted at 7/31/2011 7:46 AM EDT
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Unusual idea - sounds like it worked.  Children should always be encouraged.

Re: The Creation of Nakiska

posted at 7/31/2011 9:09 AM EDT
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Sounds like the next Food Network Star to me!!

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