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Kids in the Kitchen – Book Review.

July 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

After weeks of pouring over this book, everyone who wasn’t too short chose a recipe and dare I say: we conquered this book!!! Totally loved it and it was really completely kid friendly. The recipes required different levels of expertise – ranging from really simple to “requires some help”.


me: Chocolate choux buns: this is a great recipe for lots of kids to get a turn at helping, even the shortest people can help at whisking the cream – and who can resist…

Hood #6: Swirly meringues: This was a fabulous recipe for a very little person to help with – easy for them to whisk the eggs up in the mixer and then stir the chocolate through – the shapes were somewhat irregular (!) but lovely…

Hood #5: Viennese biscuits: My chef (age 3) in training made these entirely himself and loved every second of it. He now has the skill of making ganache – a life skill for sure…

Hood #4: Lace biscuits with lime cream: These were a massive (pun intended) success, the few ingredients make lovely huge cookies. We have made them often since then. They are a great crowd pleaser…

Hood #3: Lemon spiral biscuits: My daughter loves anything pink and so she had to bake these… it wasn’t easy for her to line the two colors of dough up, but once she had the skill she has been able to make this type of cookie with all sorts of different colors and flavors…

Hood #2: Strawberry shortcake: This was lovely, the tricky part was splitting the shortbread in two – but anything with strawberries and cream – hmmm cream… This looked so impressive and would make a great tea party recipe…

Hood #1: Chocolate log: I am glad the first hood chose this, it required some help and was quite labor intensive – but really worth the effort – really! really! REALLY!!! Did I mention the cream…

Se7en out of forty-two recipes – I guess we still have a way to go – but we have had a great time so far!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 // Jul 17, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    oooh, it all sounds so yummy (even to a non-kid!) i wish there were pics 🙂 next time tho ?

  • 2 se7en // Jul 17, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Well, if you click on the photo at the bottom it will take you to photos of the production!!! Thanks for all the support!

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