baking book review

Ella’s Kitchen The Big Baking Book (The Yellow One)

Ella’s Kitchen the organic food brand have just launched their second cook book, The Yellow One, and this time it’s all about BAKING! Late last year we reviewed Ella’s Kitchen cook book, The Red One, and it quickly became one of our favourites cook books and the children have eaten some very tasty meals thanks to it. We were very excited to receive a copy of their new book.

Big Baking Book

With over 100 delicious recipes for chefs both big and small, it’s a great way to get the whole family involved in spending some quality time together having fun in the kitchen! As with all Ella’s Kitchen products, the aim of the book is to encourage healthy eating habits, by showing kids that healthy food can not only be really tasty but a lot of food fun, too.

The book is really well set out so was instantly appealing to my children. They had a good look through and finally decided we should try and make the Zingy Pineapple Polenta Fingers. They were so easy to make, only taking 10 minutes to mix together and 25 minutes in the oven.

baking

My children were able to help measure out the ingredients and mix everything up. Both enjoyed stirring all the delicious ingredients together. These included polenta and ground almonds which make these treats a great gluten-free alternative to flour in baking. We don’t have any allergies but these sounded really interesting and I knew the pineapple would give them a lovely texture and be packed full of goodness too!

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We were pretty pleased with the results of our baking session. The recipe for Zingy Pineapple Polenta Fingers made 6 slices so they didn’t last long but the children had so much fun I know we’ll be making them again!

Ella’s Kitchen The Big Baking Book was published by Hamlyn on the 2nd April 2014. The book has an RRP of £14.99.

 

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36 Comments

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    Michelle
    April 30, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Mmm, the pineapple polenta fingers sound yummy! What a lovely book to help kids in the kitchen x
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    Amy
    April 30, 2014 at 9:48 am

    These look and sound delicious. Looks like a lovely book

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    Lisa Prince (@BEAUTY_IIAO)
    April 30, 2014 at 10:12 am

    aw bless to the little upcoming chef of the century , looks lovely x

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    Charlotte
    April 30, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Wow that book looks fab! We used to be big fans of ellas kitchen when the boys were little, didn’t know they did books!
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    Mummy of Two
    April 30, 2014 at 11:24 am

    This sounds like a great cook book with some fun things to make with little ones.
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    Mummy of Two
    April 30, 2014 at 11:25 am

    That looks like a great cook book with some fun things to make with little ones.
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    wendy
    April 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Lovely book and those look yummy x
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    mammasaurus
    April 30, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Bookmarking this Jenny as we love polenta and pineapple but never thought of combining the two!

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      jenny
      April 30, 2014 at 10:35 pm

      These were lovely and the flaked almonds on top gave them a little crunch too.

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    Victoria Mylittlel
    April 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    oh it looks yummy, i will bare this book in mind for the nearest future

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    Emily
    April 30, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    They look delicious!

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    Sarah Ebner
    April 30, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    These sound delicious and the book sounds like a really good addition to any family kitchen!

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    Eileen Teo
    April 30, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Teaching children to Bake is a great life skill! They would enjoy and learn!

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    Vikki Holness
    April 30, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Oh we’ve been reviewing this too, it’s perfect for a complete kitchen novice like myself and got some lovely recipes in it! I love the fact it includes stickers and fun activities for the little ones too xxx
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      jenny
      April 30, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      I’ve hidden the stickers so far but I love that they are included.

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    Hannah Staveley
    April 30, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Ohhh I have seen this book and wondered if it was any good .x

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    Sara-Jayne
    April 30, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    We love our Big Red Book from last year… I want to see the yellow one now! It looks like you’re having so much fun with it!

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      jenny
      April 30, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      They’re a great series, can’t wait to see what their next book is!

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    Pinkoddy
    April 30, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Great book – I need to help my boys into the kitchen more.
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      jenny
      April 30, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      This is a great book for that!

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    Kirsty
    April 30, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    We are starting to move towards a GF diet and it is really interesting that they have included a delicious GF bake in the cook book. I will have to get a copy as I am intrigued to see what other treats there are inside!
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    Bex Smith
    April 30, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Looks like a fab baking book – will need to add this to my ever growing collection!
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    Bex Smith
    April 30, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Definitely think I will be adding this to our ever growing recipe book collection!
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    Polly
    April 30, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    this looks like a great cookbook, off to check it out!

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    Polly
    April 30, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    looks great, might have to go get a copy
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    Polly
    April 30, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    looks like a great book!

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    April 30, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    This sounds like a great book for baking with the kids x
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    You Baby Me Mummy
    April 30, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    I have the red one, I might have to invest in this one too. Love Ella’s Kitchen x
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    Shell Louise
    May 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    My girls love baking and this would make a great a birthday present for one of them 🙂
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    Kizzy
    May 1, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Will be on the look out for this one.
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    Lotte
    May 1, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Love this!
    We’ve just started baking with Hayden – He loves it.
    So much fun too

    Lotte xo
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    Lori
    May 2, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Ooh I didn’t realise that Ella had done cool books. Anything that helps get F to eat would be great for us. X
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    Kara
    May 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    This looks like a great book. will keep my eye out for it
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    Clare @ Emmys Mummy
    May 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I do love a good cook book
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    Kerry
    May 4, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I’ve always been meaning to buy the Ella’s kitchen range of books and now I will. Thanks x

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    agatapokutycka
    May 5, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I have few cookbooks specially for cooking / baking with kids… I wish there was more of the on the market

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