Looking for recipes for kids to cook ("Kochrezepte für Kinder")? Want an easy way to pass on your German culture and have fun in the kitchen at the same time? Below you'll find just what you're looking for.
One of the joys of growing up was helping Mom in the kitchen.
That is, until I got older and realized it was also a chore that kept me from going outside to play!
Now that I'm "Oma, I realize the importance of spending time with my granddaughters and use the time as wisely as I can.
Many times, it includes spending time in the kitchen - having fun - making memories - and passing on the German traditions in cooking and baking.
Recipes for kids to cook can mean several things. It all depends on the age of the children and on their capabilities.
Almost any recipe can be done by kids - I enjoyed making yeast doughs at the age of 8, forming them into all sorts of shapes and cakes.
The easiest way to start encouraging your young cooks and bakers is to always have something they can do to help you. Keep on the lookout for easy recipes for kids to cook and bake. My Sunday job was peeling potatoes for potato dumplings. Since I enjoyed eating them, I learned to appreciate the work that went into them.
Below are recipes for kids to cook that are extra easy or have "fun parts" that kids, even very young ones, can help with. It's not a big step to go from "helping out" to "doing it themselves". Always be there to teach how to do things safely.
I've categorized the recipes such as, Easy Kids Christmas Cookies Recipes, to make it easier to find ones you'll enjoy doing together. Read the recipe carefully to see what the kids can do. And then, let them do it. Let them read the recipe; teach them to measure; explain the steps. Have fun!
By the way, the two lovely ladies above are my two granddaughters, Alana and her rouladen at the top and Lydia cutting peppers for the goulash on the bottom. They are even featured in my eBook, Quick Fix Soups.
As you read through these recipes for kids to cook and bake, you will realize that kids can be helping in the kitchen regularly. Just make it fun. As they learn to be comfortable around the kitchen tools, they may just surprise you with a breakfast in bed or a special German Sunday dinner.
Habt Spaß! (Have fun)
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Anne says, "Just made this last week for my Birthday. I usually add walnut pieces or almond slivers. Can't believe it looks exactly the same as my Mama taught me some 40 years ago, the only thing what we did different, we use a fork to make the ridges in the apples. But they do open up better the way you do it with the knife. And you are right, this recipe never fails :)"
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Your Quick Fix Soups e-book is wonderful. My Swiss wife is going to love the soups that I make for her with your recipes. She already loves my soups, but your e-book will greatly expand the variety
Thank you for making the recipes easy to follow and see with the beautiful photos. The extra tips and options that you give after each recipe are very helpful. Thanks for the printable recipe cards, too!"
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