Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A is for Apple Crisp - ABCs of Homeschooling

One of the things we're doing this year for homeschooling is using the children's cookbook called Alpha-Bakery produced by Gold Medal Flour.

The cookbook was given to Sophia by her homeschool co-op cooking teacher. The assignment is to make one recipe per week for the school year. So, we are starting from A and working our way to Z. This week's recipe was for apple crisp.

According to Alpha-Bakery, baking helps "...develop valuable hand and eye coordination. [Children] refine small motor skills and build reading and arithmetic skills, too."

Baking helping children "...develop a sense of accomplishment. They can see, taste, and share, with pride, the results of their efforts," Alpha-Bakery adds.

Apple Crisp

Ingredients:

4 medium unpeeled or peeled cooking apples, sliced (about 4 cups)
3/4 cup of Gold Medal all-purpose flour
3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of quick-cooking or regular oats
1/3 cups of chopped walnuts (we didn't include these)
1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup of margarine or butter, softened (we used dairy-free butter)

Directions:

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Spread the apple slices in an ungreased 8-inch square pan. Mix remaining ingredients with a fork; sprinkle over apples. Bake uncovered until the topping is golden brown and apples are tender, about 30 minutes. Makes about six servings.

Under the apple crisp's top layer are
tender apple slices covered in a brown-sugar syrup.

The apple crisp was easy to make and delicious. It tasted great both hot and cold. Sophia and Olivia both enjoyed making apple crisp, and are excited to try the next recipe in the cookbook.

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3 comments:

Dawn @ The Momma Knows said...

Oh my GOODNESS that looks wonderful! Looks like a thick crisp topping! I love apple crisp! My boys are asking to start baking again and this may be where we begin! Thanks for sharing it.

7adaygiveaway said...

Yum! OK... you've inspired me to do some baking this weekend. :) Apple crisp, for sure.
-Heidi

Lisa said...

Oh gosh, I love this book. My copy is warped with flour stuck to its edges. When we lived in Micronesia, I sent sway for it from the back of the flour package and it was my now 16 year old's childhood cookbook. The banana bread recipe is the best one I've ever used.Your apple crisp looks delicious!