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Cooking and Baking Books for Children

Christmas Baking for Children
A cookbook packed full of mouth-watering Christmas recipes for cakes, biscuits and treats. Recipes include chocolate orange hearts, mince pies, white chocolate brownies and spiced apple muffins. Illustrated with step-by-step instructions and spiral-bound so book lies flat when in use. Includes decorating and wrapping ideas to make delicious treats into wonderful Christmas gifts.

Children’s Book of Baking
Packed with recipes for delicious goodies, including rich chocolate cake, strawberry tarts, crispy apple pies and tropical fruit cake, this title will give little cooks plenty of inspiration in the kitchen. Alongside recipes, basic baking techniques and skills such as making pastry are explained, as well as ideas for how to decorate your creations. Recipes are accompanied by illustrated step-by-step instructions to ensure perfect results. Beautiful colour photographs show the mouth-watering end results.

William Sonoma Kids Baking
Kid’s Baking teaches basic baking techniques through fun, delicious recipes that range from easy to challenging making this a cookbook they can use for many years. Kids are taught the importance of being organized, how to cream butter and sugar, how to whip egg whites, how to peel and core fruit, and how to tell when foods are done baking. Baking terms are defined in a glossary for easy reference.A visual glossary of basic baking equipment is also included. Kid’s Baking encourages exploration in the kitchen and teaches kids skills they will never outgrow.

Kitchen for Kids
Kids love to cook and help in the kitchen. That’s why Jennifer Low has created this book of 100 no-knives, no-flame, from-scratch recipes that kids can easily make with the help of a caring adult. Each recipe has been tested by kids aged four and up and each dish is beautifully photographed From Paddy Thai Noodles (an oven backed take on traditional Pad Thai) and One-Potato-Two Bread to Baby Lemon Meringue Pies and Strawberry-Fudge Striped Cake, the author shows how to organize a safe and fun kitchen for kids to learn cooking and to create yummy dishes.

Williams Sonoma The Kid’s Cookbook
Designed especially for kids ages 9 and up, The Kids Cookbook is packed with kid-friendly recipes-and great photos to match. Each recipe includes an equipment list and all instruction young cooks need to have a great time whipping up something delicious. (Super-easy recipes are flagged, so kids can choose their challenges.

Fun Food
Is your tummy growling? Are you faint with hunger? Why not make yourself something satisfying! With Williams-Sonoma Fun Food, youngsters age 8 and up can make a meal for the whole family — and learn about cooking along the way. There are more than 25 scrumptious ideas inside!

Better Homes and Gerdens New Junior Cookbook
More than 65 all-new recipes are age-appropriate, kid-tested and kid-tasted. Recipes use short ingredient lists and easy step-by-step instructions. Written and designed to appeal to 8- to 12-year-old children who are just beginning to cook on their own, as well as those who have some cooking experience. Cooking Basics chapter covers all the things kids need to know, such as kitchen safety, menu-planning, basic nutrition information, and how to read food labels. Simply delicious recipes that kids will have fun preparing and the whole family will enjoy eating.

Kids Cook!
Hey Kids-Let’s Get Cooking! Over 60 simple recipes show you how to fix every meal of the day plus snacks and desserts. Chow down on delicious food, from Chicken Lickin’ Quesadillas to Indoor S’mores. Cool illustrations and color pix of every recipe make cooking an adventure. Note to Mom & Dad – Kids also get the lowdown on cooking terms, basic techniques, good nutrition and kitchen safety.

Cooking and Baking with Children Books

Mom and Me Cookbook
With basic cooking techniques and tips, simple first recipes, and tasty, nutritious meal ideas, Annabel Karmel’s new family cookbook helps children ages three and up work with their parents to prepare a yummy array of favorite foods.

Cooking with Children
Marion Cunningham teaches both children and parents the basic skills everyone should have in the kitchen. Intended for children age 7 and older, Cunningham’s book is designed partly to instruct and partly to provide an opportunity for parents and children to share in preparing and eating meals–an element of family life that is quickly vanishing in this age of busy schedules and microwave meals consumed on the run. What she learned about a child’s capabilities, likes, and dislikes has been distilled into 15 basic lessons, all centered around a particular recipe.

The first chapter, for example, entitled “Vegetable Soup,” teaches how to peel and chop vegetables, how to sauté, how to be organized in the kitchen, and the difference between boiling and simmering. Chapter 6, “Pancakes and Popovers,” teaches how to mix a batter, test the heat of a skillet, grease baking cups, and more. The instructions for each recipe are clear, detailed, and easy to follow. Though Cunningham assumes parents will supervise in the kitchen, she’s also made sure the recipes are easy enough for older children to follow on their own.

Cooking for Children

Mommy Made (and Daddy Made too!)
Mommy Made is filled with 140 easy-to-make recipes that are perfect for introducing your baby to wholesome solid foods. These delicious, kid-tested dishes–which include finger foods, shakes and smoothies, snacks on the go, spoonable treats, and a variety of table dishes–were created with your baby’s special nutritional needs in mind, and will help your child establish healthful eating habits that will last a lifetime.

The Sneaky Chef
Rave reviews from Daniel Boulud, Tyler Florence, Rob Rosenthal, and many other.

Chefs We Love

 Julia Child
Anything by Julia!

Dorie Greenspan – Baking from My Home to Yours
A collection of 230-plus immediately attractive recipes ranging from breakfast sweets, cakes, and tarts to puddings, custards, ice creams, and crisps. This is homey, eminently doable baking that encompasses the more familiar, like sugar-topped molasses spice cookies, pecan sticky buns, and lemon tart, but also includes the temptingly original, such as Devil’s Food White-Out Cake, Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise, and Toasted Almond Scones. Her cookie selection, which offers the standout Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops, is particularly good, as is her brownie group, a mini-chapter featuring a very edible espresso cheesecake variation.

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