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Who knew baking was so educational?!

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TomNook Mon 06-Jul-20 21:47:48

Every fucker thinks baking is the pinnacle of education 😀

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TeenPlusTwenties Tue 07-Jul-20 11:56:23

Well, as it's about the only thing my DD has managed to engage in for 3 months I think it's pretty great.
It covers
- reading
- maths
- some science
- fine and gross(ish) motor skills
- and food tech

Nihiloxica Tue 07-Jul-20 11:58:14

I did.

It's also creative and can involve significant visual design.

Orchidflower1 Tue 07-Jul-20 11:59:03

Maybe you need someone to bake you some biscuit @TomNook hmm

PotteringAlong Tue 07-Jul-20 12:00:14

If you’re learning something when doing it it’s educational.

Education doesn’t start and stop with algebra and Shakespeare.

FelicityPike Tue 07-Jul-20 12:02:18

Well...it is hmm

Nihiloxica Tue 07-Jul-20 12:03:48

PotteringAlong

If you’re learning something when doing it it’s educational.

Education doesn’t start and stop with algebra and Shakespeare.

And no matter how much algebra I've done, I haven't ended up with a cake as a result.

Baking 1
Algebra 0

PotteringAlong Tue 07-Jul-20 12:05:45

And I would much rather have cake at the end of the lesson smile cake

CountFosco Tue 07-Jul-20 12:06:53

It can be but that depends on age and experience. For my 7yo yes, it's educational, for his 50yo mother, not so much.

Krong Tue 07-Jul-20 12:08:41

To add to the first posters list:

- reading comprehension
- maths
- science (chemical reactions/balancing ingredients)
- motor skills
- food tech
- hygiene
- design and art

Ok, it might not be the same as studying a textbook for 3 hours, but it's fun and it IS educational! And the results are delicious!

DonutDolittle Tue 07-Jul-20 13:47:08

All the above subjects as mentioned.

It's also fantastic for personal development. Creating something, dealing failure, celebrating success, sharing your work with others, asking for opinions then using this to aid improvement, getting praise etc.

As a history teacher I am totally on board with the educational values of baking.

And I can teach and then get given cake. Why would you try and ruin this?!

TeenPlusTwenties Tue 07-Jul-20 15:31:51

We made a glacier model out of brownies.
That was geography and yumminess combined.

UltimateWednesday Tue 07-Jul-20 15:41:32

"And no matter how much algebra I've done, I haven't ended up with a cake as a result."

You probably have, if you've ever adjusted a recipie to make a bigger/smaller quantity you've used algebra

BrieAndChilli Tue 07-Jul-20 15:47:51

I’ve never had to use cos/sin/tan in real life. I have however used baking a million times. I’ve saved lots of money by baking and decorating my own cakes for birthdays/wedding/celebrations.

DD made brownies the other day, I left her too it and she baked them in a deep round cake tin rather than a shallow tray bake tin. So the brownies took forever to cook as were still raw in middle while too was getting burnt. So she learnt from her mistakes and learnt in a practical relatable way about heat conductivity etc.

Nihiloxica Tue 07-Jul-20 15:54:18

I love this thread.

It should be called SCHOOLED IN BAKING

grin

HoneysuckIejasmine Tue 07-Jul-20 16:01:38

There's an awful lot of science involved in baking, knowing what will happen to each ingredient as it's heated and cooled, and how this can be exploited for maximum taste and texture. Think of tempering chocolate - a few degrees out and it's ruined. As well as all the other things mentioned by pp.

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