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Bonding over baking

Bonding over baking

If you´re looking for an easy way to spend more time with your kids, look no further than your own kitchen. No fancy equipment or expensive memberships are required, just a few simple ingredients, a mixing bowl and a spoon.

Engaging children in shared activities from an early age has numerous social and practical benefits. And the family practice of baking is a defining part of this bonding process.

Convenience with baking

Getting your kids in the kitchen may be a great way to build your relationship with them. And ready-made cake mixes offer the perfect solution to those who may feel insecure about their culinary expertise – they are simple to cook and guarantee great results and great taste if made the right way.

Building equal partnerships between parents and children

Recipes are recommended that are easy enough for your child to make without too much help from grown-ups, as they love to be part of the adult world. And as children have short attention spans, baking mixes make the process simple with no over complicated measurements. The social function of baking teaches children a sense of independence and achievement. It is the perfect way to be creative and have fun, which will in turn bring you closer together as a family.

Cookie baking with kids

Baking cookies with kids can take an ordinary afternoon and make it extraordinary. It is an opportunity to share time, create delicious results and build memories that will last a lifetime. Baking is also a great time to teach kids important life skills. You can talk about maths and fractions when you measure your flour or sugar and food safety as you prepare and assemble your ingredients.

Cookie design contest

Grab your kids and maybe a few of their friends and spend an afternoon decorating chocolate chip cookies. Set out bowls with different edible decorations like smarties, coloured sprinkles, coloured icings, gummy candies or chopped up candy bars. Encourage your kids to be imaginative and create their own cookie masterpieces. When you are finished decorating have a contest to see who has the winning design. But remember, everyone is a winner when it comes to cookie decorating because everyone wins the same delicious prize.

Baking is magical to kids. Do you remember the first time you baked with mom or dad? There’s something special about mixing together simple ingredients and creating something new and delicious. Baking is about more than food. It’s about bonding and creating memories that last a lifetime.You get to talk about ingredients, flavours, tastes.Here are a few interesting baking recipes:

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  • Preparation TimePreparation Time :30 Mins
  • Preparation TimeCooking Time :50 Mins
  • Preparation TimeServes : 8

Condensed Milk
1 tin (400 g)
Carrot , grated 250g (2 cups)
Maida 200g
Aerated soda 125 ml
Butter 100 g
Baking powder 1 tsp
Soda bicarbonate 1 tsp
Nutmeg powder 1 tsp

1. Preheat oven at 180°C.
2. Grease and dust the baking tin (8” diameter) with maida.
3. Sieve together maida, baking powder, soda bicarbonate and nutmeg powder.
4. Dust carrots with 2-3 tbsps maida to prevent them from settling at the bottom.
5. Soften butter and add NESTLÉ MILKMAID Sweetened Condensed Milk. Beat well.
6. Add 2 tbsps of maida mix to NESTLÉ MILKMAID Sweetened Condensed Milk mixture. Stir, add 2 tbsps of aerated soda and beat well. Repeat alternatively maida and aerated soda till all the maida and soda are used up.
7. Fold in carrots.
8. Fold in carrots.
9. Remove the cake from the tin. Allow to cool on a wire rack for 5-10 minutes. Slice and serve.

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  • Preparation TimePreparation Time :15-20 Mins
  • Preparation TimeCooking Time :30 Mins
  • Preparation TimeServes : 8

Sweetened Condensed Milk
½ tin (200 g)
Butter 125 g
Flour 125 g
NESTLÉ a+ Milk ½ cup (75 ml)
Sugar , powdered 75g
Cocoa 50 g
Baking Powder 1 tsp
Eggs 2
Walnuts, chopped ½ cup
For Chocolate Icing:
Sweetened Condensed Milk
¼ tin
Butter 50 g
Cocoa 30 g

Grease & dust the baking tin with maida.
2. Preheat oven to 160°C.
3. Sieve together maida, cocoa & baking powder.
4. Beat butter & sugar until light & creamy. Add eggs little at a time, beating well after each addition.
5. Fold sieved ingredients into the above mixture, alternating with NESTLÉ a+ Milk and NESTLÉ MILKMAID. Add the chopped walnuts.
Mix well & pour into greased tin.
7. Bake at 160ºC in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until center of the sponge springs back when lightly pressed. Allow to cool in tin for 5 mins and remove onto a wire rack.
For Chocolate Icing :
1. Grease & dust the baking tin with maida.
2. Preheat oven to 160°C.
3. Spread over cake & leave to set. Cut into squares & serve.