To continue our series of using the mortar and pestle for pounding, I decided to get Rae to pound pistachio nuts to use as topping for our pastry recipe!
To start, she will have to de-shell the pistachio nuts, which is again a great exercise for her fine motor skills in prying open the shells!
Then comes the Montessori Practical life activity- Pounding with the mortar and the pestle! Look how hard she is pounding! 🙂
And Daddy came to help make sure she doesn’t drop any pistachio bits on the floor! 🙂
Look at her little achievement! Pistachio bits in a bowl 🙂
Next, we could not wait to spoon the hot chocolate mixture into the mini tartlets! Some concentration there for Rae! She added the pistachio bits she so painstakingly pounded just a while ago! My little pastry chef at work!
There! Our little chocolate tartlets ready for tasting and for sharing with Rae’s grandparents for dessert 🙂