Want your children to learn a love of cooking? What better way to get them started than through their sweet tooth! These basic baking recipes are a perfect place to start.
1. BBC Good Food’s Simple Iced Biscuits
These sweet iced letters and numbers are a great way to introduce your children to baking. They will have great fun making them and devour them once done. A top tip is to buy an alphabet cookie cutter set and let your children ice their full name in biscuits.
Access the full recipe here – https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/simple-iced-biscuits
2. The Food Network’s Rocky Road
With no oven-baking required, this Rocky Road is nothing but fun for the kids. The kids can get involved so easily by throwing all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and giving them a good stir. You can even let the children make it their own by choosing their own Rocky Road fillings – try some salted pretzels or peanuts for a sweet and salty crunch.
Access the full recipe here – http://www.foodnetwork.co.uk/article/baking-kids
3. Flora’s Lemon Butterfly Cupcakes
Give the classic cupcake a tasty makeover with a generous dollop of lemon curd. It will enhance the flavour of your cake mix and make the cream filling even more delicious. They are perfect to make with your kids for school fetes, cake sales or just an afternoon treat.
Access the full recipe here – http://www.flora.com/recipes/detail/30786/1/lemon-butterfly-cupcakes
4. Tilly Ramsey’s Magic Chocolate Wands
A little magic from Tilly Ramsay, these are made with a super simple bread dough that only had four basic ingredients. The kids can have fun kneading the dough, dipping the wands in melted chocolate and decorating them with sprinkles.
Access the full recipe here – https://www.gordonramsay.com/gr/recipes/magic-chocolate-wands/
5. Tesco’s Three-Cheese Pinwheel Bake
Gorgeous pinwheel bakes packed with not one, not two, but three different types of cheese. The children can get involved with this bake and help with scattering ingredients on top of the pastry. They will love rolling it up into a big sausage shape and eating the results too.
Access the full recipe here – https://realfood.tesco.com/gallery/10-best-bakes-for-kids.html?id=d3d40aa7-4f82-4998-9112-7973ed3c6716
6. Sainsbury’s Monster Marshmallow Rice Pop Treats
Make monster rice pop party treats with rice pops, marshmallows and white chocolate. Get the kids to create their own monsters with different fun designs, colours and decorations.
Access the full recipe here – https://recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/recipes/sainsburys/monster-marshmallow-rice-pop-treats
7. Jamie Oliver’s Rainbow Jam Tarts
A humble, cheap to make and pretty treat. This is a great recipe for the kids to get involved in – they can help to cut out pastry shapes, fill the tarts with jam and, of course, eat them once they are done!
Find the full recipe here – https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fruit-recipes/rainbow-jam-tarts/?family-food-category=104893
8. Annabel Karmel’s Gluten Free Cookies
These cookies are perfect to bake with your children and taste so good that you will never know that they are made without flour. Add different types of chocolate chips to make them your own!
Find the full recipe here – https://www.annabelkarmel.com/recipes/gluten-free-cookies/
9. Nigella’s Star-Topped Mince Pies
This recipe is perfect to make with your kids on a cosy, winter night-in. A shop-bought mincemeat can be used for a quick fix, or for those days where this more time, making mincemeat with the children can be great fun. They will love stirring all the sticky ingredients together and soaking up the spicy scent.
Find the full recipe here – https://www.nigella.com/recipes/star-topped-mince-pies
10. Pork and Apple Sausage Rolls
These easy to make sausage rolls are a perfect way to get the kids involved. They can have fun rolling out the pastry and folding it over the sausage meat. Enjoy them at a warm sunny picnic or as a savoury after-school snack.
Find the full recipe here – https://recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/recipes/snacks/pork-and-apple-sausage-rolls/