We want all of our families – those in attendance and those who are at home – to still be able to enjoy fun, educational activities with their children. While at home, find opportunities to bake or cook with your children. Children can learn a lot from helping out in the kitchen and they may even try new foods if they help prepare them. Below are easy, tasty recipes families can enjoy right at home.
Bread in a Bag
Ingredients: 1 gallon sized resealable plastic bag, 3 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 packet yeast (rapid rise or regular), 1 cup warm water, 1/4 cup butter, melted, 1 teaspoon salt (this can be to taste)
- Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, and yeast packet in a bowl. Pour into a resealable (Ziplock style) bag.
- Add warm water. Seal bag, pressing out air.
- Begin shaking and mixing the bag by hand
- Set bag to rest for 10 minutes (proofing)
- In a bowl, combine 1 cup of flour with salt. Pour into bag along with melted butter.
- Seal bag again, pressing out air. Shake and mix again.
- Open bag and add in last cup of flour.
- Seal bag, and mix for final time.
- Pull out dough and place on a floured surface.
- With floured hands, knead dough for 5-10 minutes
- Place dough in a greased loaf pan.
- Lay towel over the loaf pan and set it in a warm spot in your house. Allow the dough 30-45 minutes to rise
- Bake at 375 for 25 minutes
Ingredients: Your favorite pancake batter (a mix makes these even easier to make), toppings such as cut up fruit, nuts, sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc., mini muffin pan, non-stick spray
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
- Prepare your pancake batter and fill each muffin tin a little over half full.
- Get the kids involved in adding their favorite toppings. Use whatever you have on hand in the pantry or fridge. We used strawberries, blueberries, sprinkles, chocolate, and bananas.
- Bake in a preheated oven until the tops spring back, about 15-20 minutes.
Ingredients: Nilla Wafers, rainbow nonpareil sprinkles, creamy peanut butter (or sunflower butter), bananas
- Peel and slice bananas into thin disks
- Place one Nilla wafer upside down and spread on a thin layer of creamy sunflower butter
- Take one banana disk and roll it in sprinkles – completely coating only the edges. Place it on top of Nilla wafer coated in sunflower butter.
- Spread a thin layer of creamy sunflower butter on the inside of a second Nilla wafer and place it on top of sprinkle coated banana disk to create a sandwich
What recipes does your family enjoy baking or cooking together?