Baking and Cooking: A Delicious Unit Study, Part I
- Tuesday, June 03, 2008
“Cookies,” Mama answered.
Mama handed her a recipe card. It had a smudge of chocolate on one corner and a stain splattered on another.
“Why don’t you sound out these two words while I get the ingredients from the pantry?” Mama said, pointing to the top line.
Mama nodded. “The ‘c’ stands for cup. It says one cup of brown sugar.”
Mama let them each nibble the sugar. It tasted so good!
Once they mixed the dough and scooped out twelve cookies, Mama slid the cookie sheet into the oven and set the timer.
When the timer beeped,
They had just arranged the warm cookies on a plate and poured a cold glass of milk when Daddy came through the front door. “Hmmm. I smell something delicious.”
“We baked you cookies today, Daddy,”
“I tasted them first, just to make sure they were safe to eat,” Micah informed their father. A silver sword hung at his waist. Daddy removed the silver helmet from Micah’s head to tousle his hair.
“It looks to me as if you all did a fine job.” Daddy took a bite of a warm, gooey cookie and nodded his head. “A fine job indeed.”
Since we all have to eat to stay alive, baking and cooking are part of our everyday lives. Sometimes we make a recipe from memory, and other times we try something new. There are times we make dinner from scratch with ingredients right there in our own kitchens and other times it comes from a convenient box. But each time we mix, saute, baste, broil, fold, steam, and marinate, we learn a little bit more about cooking and baking and all the fun that goes into it. Don’t believe me when I say it’s fun? Come along with me on a tasty trip to the kitchen and we’ll see what we learn in the process.
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