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Fun In The Kitchen

Reviewing: Jane Bull The Baking  |  Rating:
jennifer kennedy By jennifer kennedy on
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The other day my daughter came home from school with her usual weekly library book, I was expecting a story book but was slightly surprised when I realised it was actually a childrens recipe book, I have to admit I was slightly overwhelmed when she started flicking through the pages of the book pointing out exactly what she was expecting me to bake with her, I am not that good in the kitchen so in a way I was dreading attemting to make anything from the book.

Anyway the book is a hard back and the front cover is quite catchy, there are blue and white squares with pictures of children holding alsorts of baking tool and in the middle of the front cover there is a picture of a cookie face, the book was published by Jane Bull, and it has 45 pages in, it provides 50 different ways of making delicious things to eat.

Eventually I decided to try a recipe so opening the book to decide which recipe to pick, I was pleasently surprised to discover that most of the recipes were simple and only needed four or five ingredients, a lot of which could already be found in the kitchen cupboards, the first recipe we tried was shortbread cookies and they were simple to make.

Other recipes in the book include a sponge cake, mince pies, tweety pies, scones and monkey bread to name but a few, as I said all the recipes seem quite easy to make, although if like me you are not really into baking then you may need to purchase baking tins and shape cutters. Each recipe has easy to follow step by step instructions and picture guides, it is quite easy for both children and beginner adults like me to understand.

My daughter brought this book home on Friday and we have made shortbread cookies, chocolate chip cookies, scones and meringue mountains, most of which have turned out quite well considering I am not great at baking. We are planning to attempt the sponge cake for hubbies birthday and we have made 67 cookies for each child in my three kids class. I must admit I have enjoyed using this book for the simple recipes and have enjoyed baking with my kids, which I never thought I would say.

In my opinion this is a great book for both children and adults and I would highly recommend it for those who have children that like to cook!

Thanks for reading