Friday, October 21, 2011

Food Friday | {Applesauce Cake}

It's time once again for another....FOOD FRIDAY!
This week, the girls and I decided to have a fun afternoon baking a new recipe.  
Since fall is the time for all things "apple" we thought our choice very fitting for some autumn baking.  


It has been fun being in the kitchen with my girls, creating things together.  

First, I had the girls collect all the ingredients.  Which is something I usually do for them- but I can see how having them grab the ingredients helps them get to see where things are kept.  Thus all the more helpful next time in the kitchen.
1.  Blend shortening, sugar, and eggs throughly.
Another benefit from baking together is the time we practice counting.  With each set of ingredients we add to the mixer, the girls take turns counting.  We count forwards and sometimes backwards.  Or we start at 20, count by 5's - etc.
Another education bonus to baking together, is that for your older kids, it gives them a chance to practice reading.  Ems read each step of the recipe to us.
  2. Add applesauce and raisins.  

We talked about measuring cups and how the measurements work.  
I showed them how to measure flour and we did an experiment on how if you pack flour instead of lightly spooning it into measuring cups - you can add too much flour.  The girls thought this was facinating.   It was really a lot of fun for me to teach the kids about stuff like this.  

3. Add flour and spices.  Then spray bundt pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.

Then it was time to ENJOY!

Happy Baking with your kids!

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