Get the Kids Interested in Baking

Baking with your children is a great way to get them involved in cooking and a chance to make a personal gift for a friend.

Do you encourage your children to bake?

What did you start them off with ?

Chocolate Crispies always seem to be a favourite.

As they progress what is it that they enjoy making most (probably with some help and lots of mess)?

Cookies seem to be a favourite, they are easy to make and great fun to decorate – with icing and sprinkles, chocolate drops, jelly babies etc.

If it’s made for a special friend or family member you could help them put their name on it.

Decorated chocolate marshmallows – messy but so much fun. Simply melt the chocolate then let them dip the marshmallow into the chocolate then into sprinkles, stars, chocolate drops whatever is their favourite.

When it’s hot and they are on school holidays get them to experiment with ice cream toppings and flavours – naturally you must be first to sample them!

When it rains – as it often does in the UK – keep them busy decorating some cookies or biscuits.

Individual cookery cards are a great idea when baking with the children as they can usually be wiped down with a cloth when they are covered in ingredients.

These cards usually show a picture on one side and step by step instructions on the reverse.

Do you have a favourite kid’s recipe? Why not share your Cooking with Children experiences below.

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