Thanks very much to Pillsbury for sponsoring this post and for providing Pillsbury products for me to have some fun with.
A while ago I was talking to another mom about baking cookies with the kids, and she said something to the effect of, “I would rather bake my own fingers than bake with children.” Her point: that baking with kids is frustrating, aggravating, and the end result is often suspiciously crunchy, probably owing to wayward eggshell bits.
I can’t argue with that last part, but I think the first two are all about perspective. If you expect baking with small children to go completely smoothly and quickly and that you’ll end up with State Fair-worthy goods at the end, you’re probably going to end up disappointed and frustrated. But if you look at making that cake, bread or pie as a process that can take as long as it needs to – and let go of the idea of a perfect end result – it can be a lot of fun.
Here are my five “rules” for happy baking with younguns: nggallery template=’carousel’ id=’2′
Do you bake with your kids? And do you let them lick the batter?