The enjoyment of baking is one activity that has stood the test of time and seems to span any age, making it a fun activity for parents and children to do together. The key is to find a recipe that is simple enough for your children to assist with – remember it’s not the time to try out a chocolate soufflé or multi-coloured macarons. Rather opt for tasty treats that your child can assist with. Keep in mind measuring can be messy and hard for kids so one tip is to pre-measure all the ingredients first and put them in bowls so your little one gets to do the most satisfying part – dumping them straight into the mix.
So let go of your inner control freak, accept that there will be mess and possible mop-ups because in the end it will be a sweet success. Take a look at these five recipes that you’ll enjoy baking (and eating) together…
Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts: These delicious puffs of cinnamon and sugar are the result of a simple two-step method that relies on gentle mixing. Perfect to bake with the kids and eat warm.
Crunchy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches: Your kids will have great fun assembling the individual cookies into cookie sandwiches.
Carrot Cake Bliss Balls: An easy recipe that requires zero cooking time. Just keep the perfectionist in you in check as chances are the size of the balls will drastically vary courtesy of your little ones.
Blueberry Breakfast Muffins: Perfect to whip up in the morning for a shared morning tea with friends.
Crispy Puffed Rice and Peanut Butter Slice: With only a few ingredients and no bake time this will be a delicious and easy treat to make.