MRS BUN THE BAKER
Cooking for toddlers, pre-schoolers & young families
(Chocolate & Banana Loaves recipe below!!)
Baking with Mrs Bun the Baker—the Revised and Expanded recipe book—contains 34 recipes (16 are brand new to the new edition released in August 2018).
This easy-to-follow, child-friendly cookbook is packed with toddler favourites and tried and tested, approved and munched recipes from the Young Buns who attend the award-winning cookery school for children and parents/carers, run by Angela Johnson AKA Mrs Bun the Baker!
The new book ‘Baking with Mrs Bun the Baker – Revised and expanded’ includes photos from Mrs Bun’s classes, and allows you to take away the magic that children have cooked-up in her kitchen. Enjoy a sprinkling of “bun fun”, to make and bake these delicious and easy recipes for all the family and help toddlers and pre-schoolers learn confidence in the kitchen.
“The goal for this book is to show that toddlers/children CAN cook, that they love to get involved in the preparation of food, they needn’t be kept out of the kitchen, and that they learn a lot from preparing food.” — Mrs Bun the Baker
About the Author
Five years ago, Angela established her award-winning cooking school in South Oxfordshire to teach cooking skills to all. In cooking classes children get to “Make, Bake and Take Home” all their goodies, gaining confidence and inspiring them to bake at home. Mrs Bun the Baker works with schools, nurseries, charities, communities, garden centres, food festivals and her own independent classes for toddlers, children, teens and families.
Snacks: Breakfast Roll Ups, Cheesy Biscuits, Potato Tortilla, Picnic Pies
Mains: Pizza and Dough Balls, Enchiladas, Orzo Veggie Bake, Curry in a Hurry
Sweets: Anzac Biscuits, Bakewell Cakes, St Clement’s Cheesecake
BANANA & CHOCOLATE LOAVES – RECIPE
These little loaves are free of added sugar. They are sweetened with the banana, chocolate and a drop of honey.
- 50g Butter
- 100g SR Flour
- 25-50g Chocolate
- 1 Egg
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
HOW TO MAKE
Preheat the oven to gas 5/190c/170 Fan
You will need 4 mini loaf tins.
CRUMBS & CHOCOLATE
Cut the butter into small pieces. Using your fingertips rub the butter into the flour until it looks like a breadcrumb mixture. Shake the bowl and, if any lumps come to the top, continue rubbing them into the mixture.
Break the chocolate up into big or small chunks and add them to the flour.
CRACK, MASH, MIX
Crack the egg into a jug and beat with a fork.
Use one thumb to make the crack in the egg bigger then, with the other thumb, open up the hole.
Peel the banana and chop it into slices. Mash the slices with a fork.
Place the mashed banana into the jug with the egg. Measure in the tablespoon of honey and the vanilla essence and mix them all together.
Mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture. Using a spoon, divide the mixture between loaf tins.
Place them in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
- If you cannot get your hands on mini loaf tins, use a muffin tin, just grease round with some fat to stop them sticking.
- Use dates instead of chocolate
- Add a spoon of sugar if you need them a little sweeter