Cooking Vs. Baking

Saranya Patel, Age 11

Welcome back to my blog!

Today we are going to be talking about the pros and cons of both cooking and baking as a kid. Now I am going to be completely honest with you,I was going to write this blog about what was better cooking or baking, but when I went to make a list of the pros and cons of both I got stuck. Both Cooking and baking as a kid had the same amount of pros and cons I couldn’t decide which was better.So I am going to tell you the information and at the end of the day the decision is up to you.

First lets start with Cooking .

First, cooking as a kid can help you help you later in life. If you cook as a kid you will know how to make meals for your family instead of buying it. For example instead of going to buy a pizza you could make one. Not only will it be healthier but it will be fresher. You could make your own special recipes that they might not be able to make at stores.

Second, cooking is not strict like baking. In baking you have a strict list of instructions where in cooking you don’t. For example, about a week ago My family and I where making muffins (from a box) and we have to add a certain amount of milk into the mix and stir it to the perfect consistency and then you have to add the exact amount of batter into each tin.In cooking you can mix and match the ingredients a little bit. For example if you are making a meal that has mushrooms in it but you HATE mushrooms you can easily take it out!

Now let’s talk about Baking:

First, Baking as a kid can help you learn. Like I said a little while ago, baking is very strict but that could be good especially for kids. In Baking everything is measured so that could help a kid learn about fractions. Lets say you are making cupcakes and you need 4/5 a cup of milk, and 1 1/4 cup of flour,you would  add them up. That would be a way to teach them about adding fractions. Doing a cupcake decorating contest is a way to get kids creative.

Especially for families like might who are vegetarians, you might bake instead of cook. In baking there is way more vegetarian food options than in cooking. So a food activity will usually be baking.

You might have a clear preference : baking or cooking as a kid or you might be like me, someone who truly doesn’t know. I hope you have decided after reading this which is better for you.


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