Getting started in the kitchen this season will be more fun once we get the family involved. Family baking can teach youngsters math, hygiene and allow for some “creative thinking”.
We have a Family Baking Plan that includes information on the functions of ingredients in a recipe; what is the function of flour, eggs, sugar and baking powder in a recipe?
Elephant Ears is the recipe used in this lesson plan, and in this recipe they are baked, not fried. That makes it kid friendly and mother approved.
As you begin to think about the baking season this year (yes, it is almost here!), you may want to start taking inventory of the ingredients you have in your cupboard. Many of these items could have gone past their useful use-by date, and in order to ensure your recipes turn out the way you intended always start with fresh ingredients!
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Remember, preparation is key when you cook and bake from scratch!