Baking with Your Family: A Time to Connect
by Charlotte Jane Davis
Cooking with your family is a great way to spend quality time with them. However, there are many other ways you can connect and bond with your children through baking!
Baking together gives kids an opportunity to learn valuable skills they will need for the future, like following directions and patience. One of the best things about baking is that it's not just about cooking; it's also about creativity!
Kids love getting creative in the kitchen by adding their own ingredients or mixing up recipes. The end result? A delicious treat that you have created together as a family!
Here are 4 reasons why you should bake with your family:
Baking can be a great way to spend time with your family
Baking can be a great way to spend time with your family by giving everyone an opportunity to interact. You will likely find that baking is more enjoyable when the entire family helps out, especially kids! Baking together allows you and your child to learn new recipes, build quality time into your week and make some delicious desserts in the process. Who doesn't want dessert??
In just one hour of baking as a family, you could easily bake enough treats for multiple occasions or share them with others around town – it's easy to get creative in the kitchen!
Even though we all know how much our children love sweets; there are other ways they can benefit from being involved in food preparation activities such as weighing ingredients or following recipe directions. There are plenty of opportunities for children to learn new skills while baking.
There's something about cooking together that brings people closer.
Baking together helps your family create and maintain a strong bond. Baking is an activity that you can do with anyone, regardless of age or skill level!
From creating recipes to mixing ingredients together, there are plenty of ways for the entire family to get involved in baking projects. Not only does this mean quality time spent as a family; it also means learning valuable skills along the way like following directions, being patient and working towards achieving a common goal – delicious treats!
When children learn how much fun cooking can be from their parents, they may want to keep up these new hobbies after leaving home one day. There's something about food preparation activities such as baking that brings people closer — even across oceans!
That's why many families around the world choose to connect and bond through cooking together.
Baking can be a great way to teach children about math, science and nutrition.
It's not just the baking process itself; it also allows for plenty of experimentation with measurements. For example: brownies are typically made from ingredients like flour, butter or oil – these ingredients come in different ratios depending on what you're making!
The weight ratio between dry ingredients (such as flour) and wet ones (like eggs) varies according to recipe directions too. If your family wants to learn more about measuring cups and spoons vs scales, here is an article we wrote that might be helpful.
Other things kids will likely pick up while baking include how heat affects certain foods differently — some may cook faster than others while they bake, which is another great way to teach about math (division). Baking also teaches children that there is more than one recipe for the same food.
You can make cookies without butter, or cakes with different types of flour. There are plenty of ways baking helps develop a love for learning and discovering new things!
A study showed that baking can help reduce stress, improve mood, and even boosts self-esteem!
Baking together not only provides an opportunity for families to connect and bond; it's also a fun way to de-stress and improve moods. A study published in the journal Appetite showed that baking can help reduce stress, improve mood and even boosts self-esteem.
This is likely because baking is a creative process; it allows for plenty of experimentation and variation. When you're feeling down, try whipping up your favorite dessert recipe with your family – it may just be the pick-me-up you need!
There’s something about cooking together that brings people closer. Whether you do it as a family, with friends, or just by yourself – there is something very special and satisfying about baking delicious treats for your loved ones to enjoy later on.
Heck, even if they don’t like the baked goods (which has never happened), you still get to eat them all! It doesn't matter how old we are - there's always room in our hearts for this one simple activity that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.