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Beetroot Challenge

May 9, 2017
Written by Florence Tsai

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of baking with our friends at Buddings. Looking through the pantry, we decided to make use of the bag of beetroots we had. The challenge was to somehow incorporate beetroots into baking. We eventually decided on a chocolate beetroot muffin recipe that turned out amazing. If you try this recipe at home, you don’t need to add chocolate chips for it to be amazing! We left out the chocolate chips since we ran out of them in our pantry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Going through all the supplies we stumbled upon doughnut pans, so why not make them doughnut shaped?

This brought the excitement to another level. One of the bigger friends would explain to the parents and other teachers what we were making. She would say something like this:

“We’re making muffins! Muffins shaped like donuts! Made with beets! And we worked together as a team!”

Excitement grew when we decided that the doughnuts needed to be decorated with chocolate icing and sprinkles! The icing gave the doughnuts the right amount of sweetness since the doughnut itself was a bit on the conservative side of sweetness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The donuts were a big hit with everyone at the daycare and with the families that came for orientation day. Thank you to everyone who was a part of it, especially the ones who helped finish them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us on Saturdays at Buddings for more baking surprises!

 


Mmm, Cookies!

April 3, 2017
Written by Florence Tsai

Last Saturday was April 1st, meaning it was April Fool’s Day! To celebrate the first day of April, we decided to do a take on Robert Munsch’s book, “Mmm, Cookies!”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you who don’t know the story, the protagonist fooled others into eating a cookie made of play-clay. Eventually, he gets fooled into eating one himself and the story ends with everyone enjoying real, edible cookies. So, in the spirit of April Fools, we decided to make our own play-clay cookies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After we made our play-clay cookies, the little bakers were ready to make the edible ones! They worked together and took a turn adding and stirring in ingredients. Always curious and learning, the little bakers used their senses to smell the batter after every step. Once the vanilla was added, in the smell breaks were even more frequent!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We decided to make funfetti cookies because who doesn’t love sprinkles? Although they enjoyed making play-cookies, these little bakers enjoyed real cookie dough even more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the cookies were in the oven, the smell of freshly baked cookies started to fill the daycare (yum!). Everyone at daycare couldn’t resist having one for themselves. The little bakers were so proud of their cookies that they made sure to save some for their parents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us every Saturday at Buddings for more baking activities like this!


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