I have enjoyed baking since I was quite young, and I am happy to say that Ashlyn already loves to help me in the kitchen – cracking eggs is her favourite thing ever – and she’s always ready to drag her chair over to the counter to give me or her dad a hand. I try to include her as much as I can when I’m baking or cooking, so I was very happy to receive Sesame Street’s B is for Baking to review with her!
Featuring 50 recipes for everything from breakfast to dinner to dessert, this collection of recipes has far exceeded my expectations. The steps in each recipe that are appropriate for kids to help with are marked with an Elmo icon for easy reference, and the pictures will make your mouth water.
As soon as she saw the book, Ashlyn wanted to look through it. I have a weakness for cookbooks myself so I totally understood and just handed it over. The book is spiral bound so it opens flat and she had no problem flipping through and pointing out all of the Sesame Street characters and everything that she thought looked good!
We decided to make Abby’s Best-Ever Pumpkin Bars with Butterscotch Chips and after a quick trip to the grocery store to pick up some wheat germ we were on our way. As you can see, Ashlyn loved to help me stir and watch the mixer (and play with some flour that got on the counter). The bars were easy to make and turned out perfectly!
Ashlyn was so proud of helping Mommy to make a treat, and she inhaled her bar in record time. I have to say, the pumpkin bars are addictive! They aren’t just good for a kid’s recipe, they are GOOD. I have a few more recipes bookmarked to try out soon, like Rosita’s Skillet Cornbread that using yogurt, olive oil and honey instead of butter.
B is for Baking would make an excellent gift this holiday season for any little baker!