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Cool holiday treats : easy recipes for kids to bake
Publication Information:
Edina, Minn. : ABDO Pub. Co., c2010.
Physical Description:
32 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Baking is cool -- Ready, set, bake! -- Safety first! -- Tools of the trade -- Cool ingredients -- Cool techniques -- I [heart] you cake -- Strawberry shortcake -- Honey nut Passover cake -- Memorable rhubarb crisp -- Festive apple kuchen -- Christmas cochinitos -- Wrap it up!
Simple recipes for children to make holiday treats.

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This fun and creative title introduces young readers to baking in a format that is easy to read and use. From a heart cake to rhubarb crisp, Cool Holiday Treats contains kid-tested, cool recipes that will have children baking-and loving it! Basic baking techniques, tools, and ingredients are illustrated so kids can quickly prepare each recipe. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-A retro look and appetizing photos are among the best features of these information-rich books. Safety, tools, supervision, and ingredients are addressed in introductory sections, followed by seven easy recipes per volume. Children are encouraged to try variations on the recipes and to experiment, but to seek adult guidance where appropriate. Recipes range from the classic (pecan pie) to the truly unusual (cheddar cornbread dog biscuits). The design is rather cluttered, and some details might be overlooked because of it; instructions are broken into minute steps. While these titles will be excellent for teaching procedural writing and are fun to check out, they will not replace larger, more comprehensive kids' cookbooks. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

The page count in this series of baking books is evenly divided between fundamentals of basic techniques such as measuring, creaming, and beating, and about a half-dozen recipes. A note to adult helpers begins each volume. The step-by-step directions are easy to follow, and the recipes--ranging from pound cake to pumpkin bread--have plenty of kid appeal. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Checkerboard How-To Library: Cool Baking titles: Cool Cakes & Cupcakes, Cool Cookies & Bars, Cool Holiday Treats, Cool Pet Treats, Cool Pies & Tarts, and Cool Quick Breads.] Copyright 2010 of The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

Baking Is Coolp. 4
Ready, Set, Bake!p. 5
Safety First!p. 6
Tools of the Tradep. 8
Cool Ingredientsp. 10
Cool Techniquesp. 13
I ♥ You Cakep. 16
Strawberry Shortcakep. 19
Honey Nut Passover Cakep. 22
Memorable Rhubarb Crispp. 24
Festive Apple Kuchenp. 26
Christmas Cochinitosp. 28
Wrap It Up!p. 30
Glossaryp. 31
Web Sitesp. 31
Indexp. 32