My daughter has been a Sesame Street fanatic for what seems like an eternity. Characters like Cookie Monster, Elmo, Grover and Abby Cadabby keep Riley thoroughly entertained and teach her valuable lessons every day. Now, the lovable characters of Sesame Street can help teach your child about better nutrition and how to bake with the cookbook, "Sesame Street "B" is for Baking: 50 Yummy Dishes to Make Together", which I had the chance to review. Keep reading to learn more!
Now parents can introduce their kids to baking with a fun, kid-friendly guide to baking from the Sesame Street gang!
A perfect companion cookbook to "Sesame Street 40th Anniversary "C" is for Cooking" , "Sesame Street "B" is for Baking: 50 Yummy Dishes to Make Together" is the ideal introduction to baking that is sure to get kids active in the kitchen. With Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby leading the way, this engaging, colorful cookbook offers 50 delicious, nutritious, kid-pleasing recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus snack time and special occasions. All of the recipe pages are colorfully designed with full-sized photos and detailed instructions that are sure to inspire kids to develop good eating habits while having fun in the kitchen at the same time!
Baking often makes you think first of “sweets,” but there are many exciting, satisfying recipes for parents and children to bake together—from French toast and muffins for breakfast; to pizza, pot pie, turnovers, and mini-quiches for lunch and dinner; to puddings, pies, brownies, and birthday cake for special occasions. Every recipe was carefully written to maximize nutrients while maintaining flavor and texture. Plus, each recipe includes one or more “Kids!” steps to get kids involved in baking in fun and easy ways.
Since Riley adores carrots and Abby Cadabby, I was happy to find that this cookbook combined the two with the Abby Cadabby's Amazing Carrot Puff recipe. Riley was able to help me wash the vegetables and pour the measured ingredients in the bowl, which she loved. Her favorite part though came when it was time to use the electric mixer.
We both steered the mixer around the bowl and she couldn't quit giggling! Here's just one of the many yummy treats waiting for you and your child in the Sesame Street "B" is for Baking: 50 Yummy Dishes to Make Together Cookbook:
Abby Cadabby’s Amazing Carrot Puff
5 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons yellow onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 pinch kosher salt
1 pinch freshly cracked black pepper
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 cup low-fat milk
3 eggs, separated
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. In a medium saucepan, boil or steam the carrots for about 10 minutes, or until very tender. Transfer them to a food processor and puree until smooth. Scoop into a large bowl and set aside.
3. In the same saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat and add the onion. Saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg for about a minute. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the milk, whisking until smooth. Then return the pan to medium heat and cook until thickened, stirring slowly. Remove and allow to cool.
4. Stir the egg yolks into the large bowl and stir in the milk mixture.
5. In an electric mixer beat the egg whites until they hold stuff peaks. Stir 1/2 cup into the egg mixture. Then, just fold in the remaining egg whites.
6. Pour the mixture into a 1 quart baking dish and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and set in the center.
In Sesame Street B is for Baking, Elmo and everyone’s favorite friends from Sesame Street provide educational tidbits so that young children (with adult supervision) will learn not only baking skills and a healthy attitude toward eating, they’ll practice counting, identifying shapes, and working as a team.
Most importantly, parents will get a chance to spend time with their children in the kitchen while making easy-to-prepare dishes that both kids and parents can enjoy and take pride in. This book will lead to hours of baking fun!
Disclosure: I received the Sesame Street "B" is for Baking: 50 Yummy Dishes to Make Together Cookbook from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!