Pounding Pistachio- Chocolate Tartlets!

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

And Daddy came to help make sure she doesn’t drop any pistachio bits on the floor! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Look at her little achievement! Pistachio bits in a bowl ๐Ÿ™‚


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!

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There! Our little chocolate tartlets ready for tasting and for sharing with Rae’s grandparents for dessert ๐Ÿ™‚


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