Learning to weigh and measure ingredients is a fundamental skill in cooking and a great way for children to practise maths skills. Explore BBC Good Food’s Kids’ Kitchen videos, recipes and advice for more essential skills.
BBC Good Food’s series of Kids’ Kitchen videos, recipes and advice will help you and your children learn essential skills for cooking, teaching you and them how to use these skills to create a variety of delicious dishes from scratch.
Learning how to weigh and measure ingredients is a fundamental skill in cooking and a great way for your children to practise their maths skills. Once they’re feeling confident in cooking they can use some estimation for things like stir-fries, pasta sauce or stews, but if you want to get a recipe just right, you need to weigh and measure carefully. For baking recipes such as cakes, biscuits and bread, this is particularly important. There are lots of ways to weigh and measure and many pieces of equipment you can use to help you. Teach your kids how to use these different pieces of kitchen kit and they’ll be able to make almost anything.