The Kids' Holiday Baking Book: 150 Favorite Dessert Recipes from Around the World

The Kids' Holiday Baking Book: 150 Favorite Dessert Recipes from Around the World

by Rosemary Black
     
 

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From Scottish Scones and Cupid's Cupcakes to Grandma's Hamentaschen, Halloween Haystacks and Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie -- this a wonderful collection of fun, family-friendly dessert recipes from around the world.

Rosemary Black, food editor at the New York Daily News and mother of six, is an expert at rolling up her sleeves and baking with kids - and

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From Scottish Scones and Cupid's Cupcakes to Grandma's Hamentaschen, Halloween Haystacks and Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie -- this a wonderful collection of fun, family-friendly dessert recipes from around the world.

Rosemary Black, food editor at the New York Daily News and mother of six, is an expert at rolling up her sleeves and baking with kids - and finding terrific recipes that all ages will love to make and eat. In this delightful, informative new book, Rosemary brings together 150 very special recipes from around the world. Including delicious and fun-to-prepare cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pies, and more, plus a few non-baked treats, the book covers:

New Year's Eve * Epiphany * Valentine's Day * Chinese New Year * St. Joseph's Day * Passover * Purim * St. Patrick's Day * Easter * Ramadan * Cinco de Mayo * Diwali * Fourth of July * Rosh Hashanah * Halloween * Thanksgiving * Hanukah * Christmas * Kwanzaa.

Complete with explanations of equipment and ingredients, easy-to-follow instructions, and fun stories from around the world, The Kids' Holiday Baking Book is sure to become a family favorite.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Special occasions are often celebrated with luscious desserts and this handbook for aspiring young bakers offers 150 recipes for the sweetest treats from a variety of cultures and countries. The book is definitely not for dieters; cakes, pies, cookies, and puddings abound with cream, butter, chocolate, eggs, and sugar. Fortunately, the recipes are arranged around nineteen holidays, so kids aren't tempted every day of the week. The author shares stories of her own family traditions (Christian), but includes information on such diverse celebrations as Diwali, Passover, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, and Chinese New Year, with recipes calling for less-familiar ingredients like cardamom, matzo meal, plantains, rose water, or loquats. The "Getting Started" section explains basic utensils, terms, ingredients and, especially, safety (no deep-frying for kids) clearly and sensibly, while the neat pen-and-ink drawings are both explanatory and charming. The text is addressed to middle readers, but most will need some assistance and supervision while they are learning; young adult cooks can probably handle the recipes on their own. Adults can revel in the confections, too, since author Black, a mother, baker, and food editor, intends the baking experiences to be shared with family members. For creative teachers, both the holiday information and the multi-cultural recipes (some adaptable for classroom cooking) should be useful. This rich collection is really for all ages and chefs—who, after all, could resist honeyed Hazelnut Baklava or Frozen Chocolate Jack-o-Lanterns, to say nothing of Queen Esther's sweet, crisp Sephardic Cookie Rings? 2003, St. Martin's, Ages 9 up.
— Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466857995
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/26/2013
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Rosemary Black is the food editor at the New York Daily News. She is a frequent contributor to Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle, Child, Parenting, and other publications. She lives in Pleasantville, New York, with her family.


Rosemary Black is the food editor at the New York Daily News, the nation's eight largest newspaper. She is the author of The Kids' Holiday Baking Book (SMP, Oct. '03).

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