Learn how to make tasty dishes that teach simple baking skills with these 35 brilliant recipes. Divided into four chapters, every recipe has a skill level – 1, 2 or 3 – and comes with easy-to-read instructions and adorable, step-by-step artworks that will guide you along the way. Start with Delicious Dough, where you’ll make mini pizzas, pesto rolls and cinnamon buns. Then try the recipes in Perfect Pastry with sweet and savoury pies and tarts, plus cheese straws and apple strudel. Head to Savoury Meals and Snacks for scrumptious bites, such as baked risotto, chorizo and cheese muffins and tasty bread tarts. Finally, have a go at the Sweet Treats – from peanut butter cakes to baked alaska and raspberry shortcake. In addition, the basic techniques section will teach you all you need to know about working in the kitchen, including all the safety guidelines to follow, so you’ll soon become a baking expert!
Susan Akass is the general editor of the ‘My First’ children’s craft series, published by CICO Kidz, as well as the author of many popular reading scheme books, children’s picture books, and 'My First Bicycle Book' and 'My First Science Book' for CICO. Susan is also a full-time primary (elementary) school teacher in charge of science. She is based in Bath, UK.