Are passionate about baking? If you are, then certainly your kids love it as well. Why not let them join in one of your baking sessions? It’s a bit untidy of course, but the experience would be magical! It’s not that difficult to seek guidance and recipes from Bakedcomfortfood and similar websites.
A KiddyBaking Recipe
Choosing what food to bake with your kids is easy peasy! Simply choose the type of baked food that they lovethe most and can be done quickly within a few minutes to an hour. Here is one goodsuggestion for starters:
Pumpkin Loaf Bread
Prepare the ingredients as follows:
- 1 ½ cup of flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 cup of sugar
- ½ cup of olive oil
- 1 cup of pumpkin juice/puree
- ¼ cup of water
- 2 pieces of beaten eggs
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of allspice
This can be very messy and chaotic if you get your kids involved but it’s perfectly fine. Sometimes, the fun is in the mess!
- Wash your hands properly with antimicrobial soap. Use a hairnet, apron, and other gears and equipment to make baking not only hygienic, but also to help kids feel that the activity is real.
- Preheat the oven (350 degrees F). Please take note to do this yourself as this can be dangerous for kids.
- Tell your kid to mix the flour, sugar, salt, and baking sodatogether.
- In a separate container, let your kid combine the pumpkin puree, beaten eggs, water, oil and spices. Have it stirred properly.
- Mix the dry ingredients (step 3) into the liquids (step 4).
Full supervision of your kids is essential in this phase as you’ll be dealing with heat which can cause burns. But as long as you keep an eye on your kids, then there’s nothing to worry about.
- Help your kid pour the mixture to the loaf pan. This can be heavy for kids so it’s best to assist them in pouring it.
- Set the time for at least 1 hour and check if it’s already baked by using a skewer. Once the skewer comes out clean after poking at the middle of the loaf, then you’ll know that you’re done baking. But if not, then extend 10 – 15 minutes until you finally know that it’s baked. (Let your kid watch while doing this and explain the rationale of your actions.)
- Turn off the oven and let the pan cool for 30 minutes.
- Let it out of the pan and cool it down on a rack for a few minutes more.
- Congratulate your kid on a job well done and enjoy your baked pumpkin loaf bread together. For some revisions, like making it purely vegan or adding walnuts, you can look into Bakedcomfortfood or other food baking resources on the web.
“Points to Bake”
Share your passion for baking with your kids. Start with the type of baked food that they love that’s not complicated to perform. A loaf of pumpkin bread or a pan of pizza waffles – anything will do. Just be sure to have fun and cultivate parent-child relationship!