Kids Cook

Earlier this summer we got to do a lot of fun cooking activities with the kids. Now that the weather is getting a little cooler, staying inside and baking is even more fun, especially now that we’re working with professional caterers from the Cici Bici Cafe!

This week we made a sweet kind of pasta salad using fun pasta shapes and our very favorite fruits.

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The kids had a great time, and they even got to wear these cool chef hats!

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Afiyet olsun (bon appetit!)

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Baking with Kids

So… how many of you guys are in love with baking shows? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. My friend recently introduced me to The Great British Bake-Off, and I’m officially hooked. There’s something fun about watching someone mix together some raw ingredients and making something delicious and pretty. Sometimes, if we’re feeling confident, we can even go and make the things we see on television.

Of course adults aren’t the only ones who enjoy baking: kids love it too! It’s a great way to get them involved in the kitchen and allow them to get a little messy as well. cooking class-1

Last week the kids made poğaça, a Turkish savory bun. It was kind of difficult at first, but our kids did a great job working through it and being patient.

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As tempting as it is to do some of the things for them, such as cracking the egg, it’s so much more rewarding for them if they learn to do it themselves.

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By far their favorite part was the mixing! That’s one of the best parts of baking, right up there with eating the finished product… or tasting the dough… or cracking the eggs… (can you tell I like baking?)

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Unfortunately all of the finished poğaça was gone before I got to take any photos (those kids eat fast!), but if you’d like to try out some Turkish cuisine for yourself and your kids, you can find a great recipe here. That blogger made cheese stuffed poğaça, but we made ours plain and it was still super yummy!

Happy baking everyone!
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Pretty Princesses and Apple Cookies

How was everyone’s weekend? Did you get to go outside and explore? Make any cool crafts?

Well this weekend at Kids Nook, we were soooo lucky to have a visit from our favorite child friendly baker Yasemin!

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With a few key ingredients…

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We sifted…

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Mixed…

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And ate our lovely snacks during story time!

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Thank you for coming Yasemin!  And thanks for all the delicious food!

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