Author(s): Leah Brooks
Get ready to measure, mix, and decorate! Baking and Pastries with the Whole Family 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 YUM Chefs, a San Francisco cooking school for kids. YUM 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 Mission Farmers Market, where they do community outreach. They are associated with Open Mind, a non-profit dedicated to hands-on, project-based education for children. Brooks began her culinary career in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 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 has also worked with Sprouts Cooking Club, a non-profit that teaches children from all socio-economic backgrounds how to cook healthy foods. Leah has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and featured on several Bay Area websites including Red Tricycle, SFKids.org, and Back Pack This.
Introduction 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 Breads Hearty Soda Bread Easy Overnight French Baguettes Snacks 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 Snickerdoodles Pizza Party Pizza Dough From-Scratch Tomato Sauce Personal Pizzas Cupcake Party 1-2-3-4 Vanilla Cupcakes Simple Buttercream Frosting Cupcake Decorating Acknowledgments About the Author