Baking with Kids

Baking with Kids by Leah Brooks

Make Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Pies, Pizza Dough, and More!

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781592539772
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Get ready to measure, mix, and decorate! Baking with Kids is just the book you need to help teach children to bake. Show your children how to safely use basic equipment in the kitchen and explain all about the important ingredients they'll need to make the most delicious baked goods. Recipes include muffins, scones, breads, pretzels, crackers, pizza dough, pie crust, cake, cookies, cupcakes, and more! Celebrated chef and instructor, Leah Brooks creates activities with simple step-by-step photo illustrations that will guide kids through each recipe and inspire creativity throughout. Put on your aprons--it's time to get baking!

Leah Brooks is the founder of Young Urban Modern Chefs (Y.U.M. Chefs), a San Francisco cooking school for kids. Y.U.M. Chefs holds classes, summer camps, and birthday parties for hundreds of children a year in its kitchen/classroom in the Mission District. Their focus is on changing the way kids see food, making it approachable, healthy, and fun. They also emphasize seasonality, and have a well-used classroom garden to teach growing and harvesting fresh vegetables. They’re also a staple at the Noe Valley Farmers Market, where they do community outreach and hold a monthly class. They are a project of Open Mind, a non-profit dedicated to the development and education of children.

Leah Brooks grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where she began her culinary career. She graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle’s culinary program and worked under two of Seattle’s James Beard Award winning chefs for seven years. Leah currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she shares her passion for local fresh foods with young people in her celebrated hands-on cooking classes at Young Urban Modern Chefs (Y.U.M. Chefs). Leah’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as well as on local Bay Area parent resource websites.

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781592539772
Illustrations: 200 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 8.5 in x 0.5 in / 215.9 mm x 215.9 mm x 12.7 mm
Chapter 1: Kid’s Kitchen Safety: Respecting the Kitchen
Chapter 2: Useful Kitchen Tools and Handy Pantry Ingredients
Chapter 3: Baking Techniques and Terms
Chapter 4: Healthy Breakfast Baked Goods
Seasonal Muffins 
Spring: Roasted Strawberry Muffins
Summer: Blueberry Muffins
Fall: Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Winter: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Seasonal Scones
Spring: Savory Cheddar Spring Onion Scones
Summer: Blackberry Scones
Fall: Apple Pie Scones
Winter: Orange Pomegranate Scones
Easy Drop Biscuits
Chapter 5: You-Bake-It Breads and Snacks
Hearty Soda Bread 
Easy Overnight French Baguettes 
Honey Mustard Soft Pretzels
Fancy-Schmancy Cheesy Cheddar Puffs
Cheddar Squares
Crispy Crunchy Olive Oil Crackers
Good-for-You Graham Crackers
Chapter 6: Delicious Desserts
“Impress Your Grandma” Pie Crust
Mini Hand Pies
Homemade Whipped Cream
Flourless Milk Chocolate Cake
Easy-Peasy Mini Cheesecakes
Chapter 7: Party Favorites: How to Throw a Fun Cooking-Themed Party
Tips for Hosting a Cooking Party
Cookie Baking Party: A Cookie for Everyone
Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pizza Party
Pizza Dough
From-Scratch Tomato Sauce
Personal Pizzas
Cupcake Party
1-2-3-4 Vanilla Cupcakes
Simple Buttercream Frosting
Cupcake Decorating
About the Author