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.
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)
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.