PIE FOR BREAKFAST
Simple Baking Recipes for Kids
By: Cynthia Cliff
Published: April 6, 2021
Publisher: Prestel Junior
Hazel has decided to gather up her friends and host a bake sale at the school’s fair to raise money for their library. Her friends are excited to help and will run the bake sale themselves.
Each of Hazel’s friends decide to make their favorite family recipes, sometimes with a sibling or parent and other times with a friend. Each of the recipes uses fresh ingredients and the illustrations show the kids having fun baking with a special someone. There are various cultures and abilities represented in Hazel’s friends which offer a wide range of recipes. There are even Vegan and Gluten-Free recipes included.
The recipes are given a full page with detailed instructions. The measurements are given in both standard and metric forms The illustrations are full of details showing the various kitchens of all these families. The joy on the faces of the children baking shows how much fun they are having. The end of the book shows the bake sale, full of happy sellers and buyers grabbing delicious items from the bake sale. The final page offers tips for baking success like washing hands and reading the recipe all the way through before beginning.
There were so many recipes I wanted to try, but looking through them with my daughter and checking our pantry, we decided on the Apple Custard Muffins. But, I was also salivating at the recipes for Blackberry Crumb Cake, Easy Jam Tarts, and the Strawberry Mochi, which is one of my favorite treats. There are also some recipes for desserts I’ve never heard of like Nankhatai Cookies and Basbousa Cake.
The Apple Custard Muffins are not a typical muffin as you can see from the above photo. But, they smell amazing. I would say they are more like a custard pie than a muffin. The batter will not look like a muffin batter at all. But, these were delicious. I would have maybe only added two chopped apples instead of three, but again, these were still delicious. The recipe is a bit complicated for kids though and will need some adult assistance.
This book would be perfect for getting your child interested in baking and offers an opportunity to spend time with your child and reap the rewards of a delicious treat.
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