Autumn Baking With Kids Cute and Easy Hedgehog Cake Bites
Fall brings us some rainy days, when is nothing can be better than an autumn project. Baking with kids maybe not the first activity what comes to your mind. I know is messy but believe me is much more joy than the dirty dishes at the end. Just imagine for a second the laugh of your children with the whispering voice of the oven and sweet vanilla butter scent filling everything around you. Magical isn’t it?
Kids learn through play
Cooking or baking together with our kids is a perfect activity, where kids can learn the basic kitchen operations and rules, enhances their creativity and even their fine motor skills.
The recipe I share with you is super easy to do with endless opportunity to make a different type of desserts like biscuits, pies, Linzers and even these cutie hedgehog bites.
The success is guaranteed for the kids and you as well. The kids can mix the ingredients and form it, but putting it into the oven should be your responsibility and later on when the pastry baked and cooled down you can step back again and let the kids decorate.
Put the flour, powdered sugar, vanilla sugar and baking powder into a bowl and mix it, then crumble the butter into it and add the lemon zest ad the egg yolk to the mixture. In the beginning, you can use a spatula if you like but after a couple of turns continue with hands. When your pastry ready, form a ball and wrap it all around with kitchen foil and put into the fridge at least 1 hour.
Make walnut size raindrops from the pastry and put on a baking paper covered baking sheet. Bake it in a preheated oven on 180 Celsius for 10-12 minutes.
Melt the chocolate above boiled water’s steam and let it cool down a little to make sure you are not burning yourself when deepening the baked and cooled pastry in it. Deep the thicker side into the chocolate and strew with the desiccated coconut.
Put the leftover melted chocolate into a clear sac and cut a tiny hole at one of the corners and press small dots as eyes and nose on the hedgehog.
Happy baking everyone! Let us know in the comment how it goes!