Sunday, 23 January 2011

Usborne Christmas Baking Book

We love this book and have blogged about some of our endeavours already.  We especially love the gingerbread houses and Christmas cupcakes which are flavoured with clementines.  There are a number of Christmassy recipes, but many could be used all year around.  My son especially likes that he has his own cookbook to look through.

He received this for his fourth birthday, and so he still needs an adult to help him with reading, etc.  But there are many large, clear photographs, which helps both of us get through the recipes!  I will definitely look for more of their books in the future.

Thanks Auntie H!!


  1. I also love cookbooks that children can consider their own. Our all-time family favourite is The River Cottage Family Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall and Fizz Carr. Every recipe comes off exactly like you imagined it would. And most of them clearly state that the magic in the cooking is in their versatility so you can not have all the ingredients and still make recipes work through improvisation.


  2. Thanks for the tip! I am in the market for another children's cookbook in time for the Easter holidays. I will hazard a guess that anything by Hugh will also be wholesome and delicious---something I like to encourage.

    My four year old especially likes helping in the kitchen these days and is beginning to slice soft things. He has moslty helped with baking and stirring so far. What I like about cookbooks made for children is that they can also teach him to follow the steps of the recipe--and hopefully learn patience along the way!

    He has been playing the I Can Cook games on Cebeebies on the Internet lately, which also teaches him the step by step approach. Then you can print the recipes and try them out.