We are slightly obsessed with watching baking shows at our house.
But, we really only like the nice ones. The ones where the critiques are a bit more gentle and the competitors tend to celebrate each other instead of ruthlessly cutting each other down.
There’s nothing better for showing your kids how to handle how to win or lose with grace and dignity than to watch how other people handle it, right?
This new obsession with baking shows has stirred (pun intended) in my daughter a desire to bake her little heart out and most weekends we can be found in the kitchen covered in flour and creating all sorts of yummy concoctions.
She also likes to imagine what the back stories are for the contestants and has gone so far as to inform us that she could totally see that cute contestant guy proposing to that pretty contestant girl and living happily ever after. Tween girls are a hoot I tell ya!
One of our most favorite things to bake (and consume) in our home is bread.
And this apricot bread? You guys, this was reduced to mere crumbs in about a day and a half!
But we couldn’t just stop with the bread. We had to make some apricot freezer jam too.
I wish I could properly convey to you the deliciousness that was apricot bread smothered with apricot ginger jam. Like, over the top yummy goodness.
And, if you want to take it over the top of THAT top, you could layer chunks of bread with whipped cream and jam in a mason jar for a delectable dessert.
Because, why not?
There is just something about homemade bread and jam that feels so timeless and heart-warming.
As summer approaches, I’m more determined than ever to help my kids become more and more comfortable in the kitchen.
Maybe we need to start our own ‘baking challenges’.
Of course, with a teenager and ‘tween’ager that could be a recipe for disaster. Pun, of course, intended. 😉
Thanks for stopping by today friends,