10 baking recipes to keep the kids entertained

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10 baking recipes to keep the kids entertained

Group account director Kelly Cloete shares how she’s keeping the kids entertained (and herself sane) with a round-up of baking recipes they can handle nearly entirely by themselves.

Group Account Director Kelly, who is mom to Gus, 8 and Sophie, 9, is finding out that in order to stop quarantine from turning into ‘quaran-scream’ while working from home, she’ll have to let the kids loose in the kitchen.

‘My kids have always loved baking but to be honest, I am bit too much of a control freak to really let them take the lead and have always relegated them to pretty basic tasks. When my 8-year old took to making his morning smoothie himself last week, stick blender and all, I realized I have to let go a bit. By this age, they can pretty much do everything in a basic recipe, so I’ve pulled together 10 recipes I know they will be able to handle (supervision when it comes to getting things in and out of the oven, of course). Bonus – they are practicing maths skills by weighing and measuring ingredients and testing their ability to follow instructions (hopefully the recipes have better luck than I do in that department!). Even younger kids (from 3) can get involved with rolling out dough and cutting shapes.’

Traditional French crêpes with lemon and cinnamon sugar

Pancakes are a crowd-pleaser, and by 9, kids are pretty adept at using a pan.
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30-day bran muffins

With this genius 30-day muffin recipe, they can make the mixture once, then have fresh muffins on call for snacks for the next month.
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Pull-apart pizza roll

Bread-making is a great way for kids to get their hands dirty. And a great way to get them to make lunch for everyone!

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Classic choc chip cookies

When all else fails, chocolate chip cookies for the win!
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Soetkoekie snowflakes

Keep them busy for at least an hour by making, rolling, cutting and baking these South African favourites.
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Buttermilk apple muffin squares

An easy traybake, which will make a welcome WFH afternoon snack for you too.
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Mini gingerbread houses

A fun activity for littlies – with just 3 ingredients, they can build cookie houses.
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Gran’s classic custard cookies

An easy 4-ingredient recipe to fill up the cookie jar.
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Strawberry jam puff tartlets

Just two ingredients from the freezer and pantry to make this tea-time treat!
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Cake in a cup

When a big cake feels like too much hard work!










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