- Nov 1, 2013
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My children have always baked cornbread first. Then it was store bought cookies and cakes. I have one more child left to hit that mark, so should I start her off in the same direction?
I remember being young and making cookies. My mom went to the bathroom and I smelled the cookies burning, so I took them out by myself. Well I didn't have the pot holder all the way on the bottom of the pan and burned my knuckles. It hurt so bad that I would fear when teaching my kids to bake. I got them full hand style pot holders, LOL.I have no children on my own, but I have two godchildren to whom I was supervising to bake cup cakes.
I thought this was safer for them than baking cookies as the temptation to pick some while still hot could cause a little accident.
However I guess is all about how old children are to start baking.
I would say something sweet would be the typical. I already have my toddler son up on a chair with me while I make dinners and I have him put my cut veggies (like potatoes) into the pot after I cut them. He loves it and I have him occupied while I'm cooking!My children have always baked cornbread first. Then it was store bought cookies and cakes. I have one more child left to hit that mark, so should I start her off in the same direction?
Thanks!I think you can teach them to "bake" just about anything as long as you properly choose what they can help with and supervise them as to any hazards. Teaching them to wait till things cool is a good lesson for adults and children. So bottom line, I think the subject doesn't matter as much as how you can make it safe and enjoyable.
The first item a child should bake is a muffin. My children started baking muffin by using the ready made cake mix that is much easier to use than staring from scratch with ingredient. They were excited when the batter was to be poured in the muffin tins. This takes 25 minutes to bake, when it was done you could see the excitement on their faces looking at the golden brown muffins on the cooling rack.My children have always baked cornbread first. Then it was store bought cookies and cakes. I have one more child left to hit that mark, so should I start her off in the same direction?
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