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Baking Tips for Kids

Baking means to cook with hot, dry air in an oven. Cookies, cakes, pies and muffins are all foods that you bake. Here is information about a few basic techniques that are commonly used in baking.

  • Baking Tips for Kids

    Preparing baking pans

    -Rub the inside of the pan with a piece of butter.

    -Sprinkle a small amount of flour into the pan.

    -Tilt the pan and tap lightly until the bottom and sides are evenly coated with flour. Dump out the excess.

  • Baking Tips for Kids

    Cutting butter and flour together

    -Put the butter into the bowl of flour.

    -Using 2 table knives, cut through the mixture.

    -Continue cutting through the mixture until crumbs form.

  • Baking Tips for Kids

    Whipping heavy cream

    -Pour the heavy cream into a bowl. 

    -Using an electric mixer, whip the cream just until soft peaks form.

    -Turn off the mixer. Lift the beaters and check that the peaks hold their shape.

  • Baking Tips for Kids

    Testing for doneness

    -Use pot holders to take the pan out of the oven.

    -Stick a toothpick into the center of a muffin, cake or brownies.

    -Gently pull out the toothpick. If it comes out clean, the baked food is done.

  • Baking Tips for Kids

    Scraping batter in a bowl

    -Steady the mixing bowl with one hand.

    -Run the spatula slowly around the inside.

    -Or turn the bowl, keeping the spatula in place, to scrape the batter from the sides.

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