review: baking kids love
Baking Kids Love, written by Cindy Mushet and Sur La Table and published by Andrews McMeel, has delicious recipes, beautiful photos and lots of tips for helping familiarize children with baking. The author’s daughter, Bella, tried out all of the recipes herself to show that children can make them and she also offers interesting tips to the young bakers throughout the book.
The start of Baking Kids Love walks you through all of the basics for beginning bakers including common ingredients, how to prep them, correct methods for kneading and rolling out dough and more helpful hints.
There are chapters for Cookies, Pies, Tarts, and Fruit Desserts, Quick Breads, Cakes and Yeast Breads. The authors clearly worked hard to find recipes that would appeal to children and would motivate them to learn how to make the baked goods themselves. Cinnamon Streusel Coffeecake Muffins, Blueberry Swirl Cobbler, Strawberry Shortcake and Pizza are a few of the kid-friendly recipes in Baking Kids Love.
I really liked how the cookbook gave lots of alternates, so the recipes can be catered to what you have on hand or to your taste. For instance, the Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding has several scrumptious variations like adding or substituting banana, cherry or cinnamon flavors. There are recipes for everyday like the Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies to the Swirly Milk Chocolate and Caramel Cheesecake for a fancy dessert. Baking Kids Love is beautifully designed and an excellent resource for children wanting to learn how to bake.
Click links below to see some recipes from Baking Kids Love:
Chocolate Celebration Cake
The Amazing Shape-Changing Bread