Hi everyone. Today we will be baking! Baking biscuits with kids is a fun and exciting way of spending quality time together and your child will be learning along too!
So I will start off with writing down a simple recipe which is quick and easy.
The ingredients you will need are
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 225g of butter- softened at room temperature
- 110g of caster sugar
- 275g of plain flour
The equipment you will need are
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring spoons
- Kitchen Scales
- Hand Mixer
- Biscuit cutters
- Rolling Pin
- Baking Tray
- Baking Paper
How we are going to make the biscuits
Firstly, we will make sure our hands are nice and clean. And put on our aprons because things could get messy!
Next, we will start measuring out our ingredients. My children are younger so I find it easier to measure the ingredients beforehand and put them in seperate bowls, and then my children will take it in turns putting them in the mixing bowl.
So we want to first whisk the butter until it turns into a creamy and fluffy consistency.
Then, we will add the rest off the ingredients and mix and knead until it forms a dough.
Now you can roll it until it’s not too thick.
Finally, you can start to cut the biscuit shapes using the cutters. I’m making flower biscuits today 🙂
I forgot to mention to preheat the oven to 180°c. So do that first.
Put some baking paper onto a baking tray and place your biscuits on there.
Put them in the oven and they will take about 13-15 minutes. You will know when they are ready when they turn into s golden brown colour and they are a bit firm in the middle.
Your biscuits are now ready for you to decorate or you can just eat straight away like my children did! (Ours didn’t last long enough for me to take a picture 😀 )
You may not know it but this small activity has many benefits!
Children are learning an important life skill. Cooking. They are learning to take it in turns and also they are learning to work together and be patient with each other while they wait for their turn. Adding different shaped cutters will encourage them to learn about shapes and sizes (another mathematical skill). You may notice your children will be proud of their biscuits – as they should! So they will feel a sense of achievement and will increase their self confidence. Baking also encourages children to think and ve creative!
They also will learn about the concept of measuring things.
Well that’s it for today!
I hope you enjoyed this post and encouraged you to Bake with your kids! Feel free to leave a comment below on your thoughts.