In a household filled with budding chefs, the birth hierarchy dictates the youngest of the brood seldom has the opportunity to get up close and personal with the kitchen.
However, with the big girls enjoying a sleep-over with Nanny and filling her kitchen with rum-balls, white chocolate rocky road, caramel hazelnut fudge and triple-choc delight, and Wallace off visiting a good mate who no longer attends our school, it was open slather for this kitchen newbie.
With this new cookbook gracing our shelves,
we were eager to try a "completely revolting recipe" in the form of Bruce Bogtrotter's Chocolate Mud Cake.
A cake in need of six eggs was just what we needed with our girls providing us with a bounty of eggs in recent weeks.
Little one set about the tasks of melting,
and came up with a chocolate number that endured much taste-testing before making it to the oven.
It emerged looking a winner,
and was of course completed with a ganache topping and a scattering of good old Freckles, not seen nearly enough on Master Chef.