# A Flower You Can Eat

If you’re good at rolling Play-doh, then this is the dessert for you to make. You cut very thin slices of apple, and put them in the microwave a few seconds to soften them. Then you lay all the apple slices along a rectangle of pastry dough and roll up the dough from one end to make a spiral, and bake it until it becomes golden and crispy. And here’s the math: with just 2 apples you can make 6 roses. Grab a grown-up and check out Cooking with Manuela to learn to make these yourself!

Wee ones: How many sides does a rectangle have? For a hint, can you find something rectangular in the room?

Little kids: If you eat every 3rd apple slice that you cut (starting with the 3rd) and use all the others in your rose, what happens to the 8th slice?  Bonus: What number slice is the next one you eat after that?

Big kids: If you bake 2 of these for yourself and each of your 11 friends, how many apples do you need?  Bonus: The roses bake for 45 minutes. If you start baking them at 2:10 pm, will they finish in time if your friends come over at 3 pm?

Wee ones: 4 sides.

Little kids: It goes in the rose.  Bonus: The 9th apple slice.

Big kids: 8 apples. You’re making 24 roses (since there are 12 of you) which have 4 sets of 6 roses, and each of those 4 sets uses 2 apples.  Bonus: Yes, just in time! They’ll finish at 2:55.