My kids are at an age now where they enjoy making buns, pancakes and other nice treats, this gives me a chance to spend time with them doing something which we all enjoy! I can also teach them how to cook and be safe and responsible in the kitchen. So I have bought several cookbooks for different ideas, including this one which I am reviewing.
The title of this cookbook is Children's Cookbook, published by Sarah Lewis. The book is hard back and cost £3.00 or £4.00 from Bargain Books. The cover of this book is extremely bright and colourful with about six pictures of some lovely food such as pancakes, soup, potatoes and buns as well as a child putting vegetables into a pot, the front cover of the book gives the impression that there are some healthy recipes and some not so healthy recipes in this book.
On the back cover there are more pictures and the information tells the purchaser that there are sixty recipes in the book which include main meals, simple breads, puddings and festive bakes, there is a website displayed at the bottom of the cover www.octopusbooks.co.uk
Inside the book there are 144 pages, the first several pages are telling us a bit about cooking. Then follow the recipes which all have easy step by step instructions, a list of utilities and pictures to help guide you along the right lines. The pictures also make it more fun for children. This recipe book is easy to follow and great for kids and amateur cooks like myself. So it would be suitable for all age groups. We have cooked several of the recipes from The Children's Cookbook such as the Easter Fairycakes, Pancakes and Chunky Monkey Cookies and each one was delicious. We intend to move on to some of the more healthy recipes next. My kids have enjoyed this cookbook and we hope to make more recipes from it soon.