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0Start with baking basics/media/224078/bb-sept-thumbnail-1.jpg<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2">Baking with kids is a fabulous way to get them interested in food – and to spend quality time together. Try get your little ones in the kitchen for some holiday or weekend baking. Here’s some beginner’s knowledge to get started.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top" style="margin-top: -2px;"> <td valign="top"><strong style="display: inline-block; padding-top: 10px;">Egg-xactly</strong><br /> Help your child master egg-cracking like a pro – without stray shells ending up in the bowl. Show them how to gently tap the egg against the side of a chopping board to form a crack. Hold the egg low over the dish and press both thumbs against the crack. Use your thumbs to pull the egg apart. If the recipe calls for two eggs, crack the first one as an example and let your child crack the second. <br /> <br /><strong>Ingredient check<br /></strong>Teach your children the importance of precision and preparation in the kitchen. Read the ingredients together and ask your little baker to arrange the ingredients on the table before you get started.<br /><br /> <strong>Must-have pantry items<br /></strong>Teach your kids about the four never-go-without ingredients every baker should have: butter, salt, lemon and eggs. Explain the role of each ingredient in baking – butter for richness, salt to add flavour, lemon for acidity and eggs to bind.<br /><br /> <strong>Recipe reinvention<br /></strong>Buy a few foodie magazines and help your kids cut out recipes you can try together. Ask them to look for bakes that look delicious and interesting, then make ‘food boards’ of new and exciting baking ideas.</td> <td valign="top"><img width="334" height="550" src="/media/224077/1.jpg" alt="1 (3)" style="padding-top: 15px;"/></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
Start with baking basics