The ABC of baking with the kids

By Miguel Barclay

Chef and bestselling author Miguel Barclay

Extremely tasty, yet super simple new recipes

Baking with the kids is an amazing way to spend time together as a family. Giving children the skills they need to bake will not only create special memories now but also give them a gift that will last a lifetime.

I’ve been working with Princes this year to develop some extremely tasty, yet super simple new recipes which should hopefully help support families of all shapes and sizes. This includes four easy bakes that are perfect for making with children…

The Pure Pineapple Juice in my Pineapple Juice Cupcakes is bursting with natural flavour, has no preservatives and just one 150ml serving counts as one of your five-a-day.

 

 

Pineapple Juice Cupcakes

The Pure Pineapple Juice in my Pineapple Juice Cupcakes is bursting with natural flavour, has no preservatives and just one 150ml serving counts as one of your five-a-day . I have used Princes Fruit Fillings in my Apple and Cinnamon Turnovers and Black Cherry Strudel recipes, which are great for a simple way to cook up a delicious treat.

Apple & Cinammon Turnovers
Black Cherry Strudel

While the Princes Ready to Eat Prunes I have used in my Prune and Oat Breakfast Muffins have a whole host of benefits – they’re free from artificial colours and preservatives, high in fibre and are an easy way to get one of your five-a-day . The Princes pitted prunes I use are ready to eat, so they’re fuss free and super convenient – I suggest making a batch on a Sunday so you’re all set for an easy, quick breakfast during the week.

Prune and Oat Breakfast Muffins

Try them out for yourself – here’s my top tips to get you started!

A is for APRONS.

Yes, obvious but essential. Try making your own child sized version by using an old tea towel. But don’t forget there is bound to be mess so try not to worry too much.

B is for BASICS.

Get organised first and lay out all of your ingredients. Make sure you have plenty of space cleared in the kitchen and any stools or chairs you may need. And teach the kids that knives are sharp and the stove is hot. Establish these basic rules first and you’ll be more confident and relaxed during your family baking session.

C is for CREATIVITY.

Get creative and make your bakes even more child friendly by adding special touches. Why not add smiley faces using icing to cupcakes? And sprinkles go with everything!

Ready, set? BAKE! It’s as easy as A, B, C. We love to see your baking creations so tag @Princes on Instagram and share your showstoppers.

" Baking with the kids is an amazing way to spend time together as a family "

Chef and bestselling author Miguel Barclay