Donuts! Initially, actually, we worked on beignets; she really likes them, so was excited to learn how to make them. We made a yeast dough, let it rise, punched it down, rolled it out, cut it into squares, deep-fried the squares, and shook powdered sugar over. (And a drizzle of chocolate on a few.)
All the girls got to try deep-frying, so it was satisfying teaching them something useful.