The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs (America's Test Kitchen)

by America's Test Kitchen Kids (Author)

The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs (America's Test Kitchen)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

A New York Times Bestseller! From the creators of the #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook for kids comes the ultimate baking book. America's Test Kitchen once again brings their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS! BAKING ISN'T JUST FOR CUPCAKES

Want to make your own soft pretzels? Or wow your friends with homemade empanadas? What about creating a showstopping pie? Maybe some chewy brownies after school? From breakfast to breads, from cookies to cakes (yes, even cupcakes!), learn to bake it all here. You can do this, and it's fun! Recipes were thoroughly tested by more than 5,000 kids to get them just right for cooks of all skill levels--including recipes for breakfast, breads, pizzas, cookies, cupcakes, and more Step-by-step photos of tips and techniques will help young chefs feel like pros in their own kitchen Testimonials (and even some product reviews!) from kid test cooks who worked alongside America's Test Kitchen test cooks will encourage young chefs that they truly are learning the best recipes from the best cooks. By empowering young chefs to make their own choices in the kitchen, America's Test Kitchen is building a new generation of confident cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters.

School Library Journal

Starred Review

Gr 4-8--These 100-plus kid-tested recipes feature baking standards, like corn muffins and peanut butter cookies, as well as trendier fare, such as za'atar bread, buffalo chicken lavash flatbread, and Tahini-banana snack cake. Short testimonials from some of the more than 4,000 kids who were part of the test group make this book fun and interactive. Informational sections in the front matter include "Decoding Bakingspeak" and "10 Essential Prep Steps." A full-color section labels all baking tools that are used. The last section contains a chart of conversions and a table that provides the nutritional stats for each baked treat. The book's busy and blocky design follows the same format of The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs. The recipes share pages with informational asides and related tidbits with snappy headings and art. Instructions follow a well-organized, three-step process: preparing, gathering equipment, and then starting the baking process. The pictures are quite small (there are no full-page spreads), but a full-color picture of each finished dish is included. VERDICT A must-have book to keep your young adult cookbook section up-to-date and to support the current trend of creative young bakers. A contemporary and educational cookbook that's once again kid-tested and kid-approved.--Shannon O'Connor, Unami Middle School, Chalfont, PA

Copyright 2019 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"This book makes baking inclusive and welcoming text for young chefs." - Booklist
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
October 20, 2019
America's Test Kitchen Kids

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