After about 5 weeks, we finally finished our baking unit study. We baked at least one dish per week. Some came out better than others, but for beginners, I think our baking attempts came out pretty well 🙂
We took recipes from various books, websites and product packaging (for La Brioche):
Shortbread cookies and bread – The Baking Book
Candy Bar Pie – Keebler Ready Crust
La Brioche – saf-instant Dry Baker’s Yeast (back of packaging)
Cinnamon Rolls – The Usborne Children’s Book of Baking
Cream Cheese Frosting (for the cinnamon rolls) – simplyrecipes.com
Vanilla Cupcakes (our best output so far, thanks to the simple, easy-to-follow recipe) – cupcake-creations.com
After learning about the various baking tools, how to measure ingredients, how to mix, whisk, knead, etc., my children have been bitten by the baking bug (seeing parts of Junior Masterchef Australia has also added to the spark 🙂 ).
They want to keep baking, and now my kids know they can bake some really nice tasting and looking cupcakes and breads from scratch (no more baking from a box). Great!
Lapbooks are done 🙂 But the baking will continue… 🙂