Educents All-Star Blogger Hilary, and her little helper June, are testing out recipes from the 50 Historical Recipes Cookbook. Let’s see what they cooked up this weekend! Oh, don’t forget to grab the downloadable Cookbook free on Educents for limited time.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a fan of baking! My daughter almost always helps (or she simply licks the bowl…) and honestly, it’s fun bonding time and a great learning experience for us both. I practice patience and she learns how to follow directions (sometimes), how to measure correctly (sometimes), and math (always).
Since Educents is offering a FREE cookbook, I figured I’d try out a recipe. Because it’s an historical cookbook, I was a tad intimidated by what the recipes might be. I imagined recipes calling for eel, bizarre cuts of meat that I’ve never seen, or plain ol’ oddness. Turns out, Cooking Up Some American History is filled with recipes that are kid-friendly, budget friendly, and easy! Hooray!
Anyway, considering I love baking, I picked a basic and easy-to-follow baking recipe: Butter Wafers. So, enjoy!
(Step 3) Then, add flour and salt in thirds. Funny story here: remember how I was out of lemons? Turns out, I was also out of all-purpose flour too. So, as a substitute, I used whole wheat flour. My other choices were gluten-free coconut or bread flour; I went with the whole wheat.
(Step 5) Lastly, PREHEAT your oven to 350º before preparing to bake. Then, place into spoonfuls on baking sheet.