B is for Baking and P is for Pumpkin. Put them together, and you have one of the yummolicious recipes in the new Sesame Street B is for Baking Cookbook.
B is for Baking has fifty fun (and nutritious) recipes for foods you can bake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, snack time and, of course, dessert. Because the recipes are simple, they are perfect for getting kids involved in the kitchen. They even have “kids steps” that children can do on their own (or if younger, with little assistance).
Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and their friends join in with educational snippets on nutrition, math, and geography, so the kitchen isn’t just for cooking but for fun learning, too! Which is why it is a perfect HOMESCHOOL TOOL!
- 50 nutritious recipes kids can help make, including muffins, breads, turnovers, pot pies, cookies, cakes, and more
- “Kids!” steps in every recipe give the little ones fun ways to help out in the kitchen
- Full-color photos throughout
- From Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television with the landmark show Sesame Street
With colorful photos, tasty recipes, and a dash of learning fun, B is for Baking is the perfect way to cook up some excitement in the kitchen!
I had planned to bake a batch of banana bread, but Hubs threw the bananas out. So, given the season, and the fact that we are currently working on a pumpkin themed unit lesson in our homeschool studies, I thought Cookie Monster’s Pumpkin Pudding was a great recipe to start with in this book. They all look yummy, though.
I set Mister to work opening the cans of pumpkin, with the manual can opener, while I gathered the rest of the supplies. Then he got to scoop it into the bowl.
Meanwhile, Sister was busy eating the brown sugar blend.
We set to work measuring and stirring (after we switched bowls, because I miscalculated the amount a double batch would make).
Because I neglected to grease the dishes beforehand, the kids got to smear grease with coffee filters
(sorry about the glare on my bald head, darn flashes! LOL)
Once we got those ready, we poured the mixture into the dishes (again, I didn’t calculate for the “helping hands” so I had to transfer the mixture into my pourable measuring cup, less we end up with a table full of pumpkin goo).
Then it was into the oven.
The recipe said to “bake for 45 minutes or until center is just set.” At 45 minutes, the centers were still liquid, so I added fifteen more to the timer.
After doing that two more times, we finally had set centers (total bake time was 90 minutes).
The recipe suggests that pumpkin pudding is delicious with pineapple, steamed pear, or apple slices. But, after baking with two toddlers, I thought I deserved some chocolate shavings…
If you love creating memories with your kids, while you bake up some great food, this book should be on your list! Add it to your Christmas list, and get ready to delight your kids with the colorful pictures and tasty treats!
***I received a sample copy of B is for Baking to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.***