BAKE, MAKE, AND LEARN TO COOK: FUN AND HEALTHY RECIPES FOR YOUNG COOKS, by David Atherton and Rachel Stubbs, Candlewick, Dec. 7, 2021, Hardcover, $17.99 (ages 6-10)
Young fans of The Great British Bake Off (aka The Great British Baking Show in the US) rejoice. Bake, Make and Learn to Cook, a new cookbook from 2019 winner David Atherton is geared specifically for kids ages 6-10.
Gather your frying pan, mixing bowls, and rolling pin — it’s time to cook! David Atherton, 2019 winner of The Great British Baking Show, walks readers through recipes like banana bear pancakes, tasty tacos, and mega-chocolatey cake. From tomato soup (served in a teapot!) to brownies made with sweet potatoes, Bake, Make, and Learn to Cook features sweet and savory recipes for any time of day, a list of needed equipment, a glossary of cooking terms, and some important tips. —Synopsis provided by Candlewick
If your kid is like mine, then you know how exciting they can find The Great British Bakeoff. To get a cookbook written for them by a past winner is beyond cool.
Instead of color photographs, each recipe is accompanied by charming drawings that illustrate step-by-step instructions, as well as ingredients and families enjoying the cooking process.
Bake, Make, and Learn to Cook is divided into four sections — Starting the Day; Lunches and Simple Suppers; Delicious Treats; and Cakes and Bakes. The recipes are simple but full of flavor, giving kids a big bang for their hard work. Atherton does an excellent job making each recipe easy to understand and enticing to eat. This is a delightful cookbook the entire family will enjoy.