February Half Term Baking Ideas

February 10, 2021

February Half Term Baking Ideas

We’ll all remember lockdown as the time we clapped for our NHS, danced with joy when we finally got an allocated delivery slot for the online shop, cut our own hair (or trusted our loved ones to do it) and raided our fancy dress collection for PE with Joe Wicks. Pub quizzes went virtual, we joined wine clubs and basically any other subscription club we could think of, queued outside the supermarket and searched far and wide for anti-bac gel, toilet roll and don’t even get us started on the big UK search for flour. And it was that time everyone went crazy for baking!

Now that you’ve added ‘teacher’, ‘head chef’, ‘PE coach’ and ‘entertainer in chief’ to the mix, parenting has gotten even trickier! Let’s go old-school. Baking is a great way to keep the kids busy as well as teaching them new skills, confidence and independence in the kitchen.

Bakedin has created a list of recipes that are simple, fun to make and most importantly, delicious. So, turn off the news, mute WhatsApp groups, wash those hands (whilst singing Happy Birthday) and get baking!

Do you already have a favourite baking kit you want to try? Head over to the Bake Shop to buy your kit now!


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Why not start with a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe from Bakedin

Preparation: 10 minutes
Bake time: 10-12 minutes
Makes: 6-8 cookies

Ingredients:

150g - Light Brown Sugar
150g - Plain Flour
1/2 tsp - Baking Powder
1/4 tsp - Salt
1/16 tsp - Madagascan Vanilla
75g - Chocolate Chips
100g - Unsalted Butter
1 Medium Egg

Baking Tray(s)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190c/170c fan/gas mark 5. Grease and line 2 baking trays with baking paper and leave to one side.
  2. In a large bowl cream together 100g of softened butter and the sugars until light and creamy.
  3. Add 1 egg and mix until completely combined.
  4. Mix in the flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla until you have a smooth cookie dough.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  6. Roll roughly 2-3tbsp balls of dough and place onto the lined baking tray, roughly 10cm apart as they will spread.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until they have just turned golden around the edges but still look soft in the middle, they will continue cooking whilst they cool.
  8. When the cookies are baked, leave to cool on the tray for 10 minutes to harden slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely, or enjoy whilst they are still warm.

Cake Factory

Create your own unique cake that is only limited by your imagination. With our kits, you can customise the cake layers, icing and decorations, and it costs less than a tenner!

With over a million possible combinations, you can create the perfect cake for any occasion. All you need is butter, eggs and milk to rustle up a cake.

You can choose from 7 different colours, plain vanilla or a tasty chocolate sponge. Each layer is individually bagged to make things super easy.

Then you need to choose your icing, choose from a range of colours and get the exact shade you’d like or go for a chocolate flavour or simply plain.

Now for the fun part! Time to choose your decorations, we have a range of sprinkles available to perfectly top off your showstopping cake, we also have topper kits and candles to make your cake extra special!


Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Fingers

Shortbread is the perfect bake for children of all ages. Children will love the sensory experience of rubbing the butter into the dry ingredients by hand as well as getting creative with decorations. With this recipe by Chocolate, Chocolate and More you can have delicious chocolatey shortbread fingers on the table in less than an hour!

If you don’t fancy baking shortbread from scratch, you can instead dunk and decorate any shop-bought biscuit in melted chocolate. To add some colour and texture to your biscuits why not add some sprinkles or chopped nuts to the biscuits as the chocolate dries?


Hedgehog Bread Rolls

Is there anything more comforting than the smell of warm bread filling your home? These cute hedgehog rolls are a great introduction to bread making for children and can be made with just a handful of ingredients.

This recipe from BBC Good Food gives you all the steps for making these Hedgehog Rolls at home. Once they’ve mastered the hedgehogs why not let your mini chefs get creative and see what other animals they can make?

Do you have a favourite go-to recipe that you do with your kids? Let us know in the comments...




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