Hello gardeners! Cooking shows are always a hit with our whole family, especially ones that involve a challenge. This Spring break we decided to take a trip through our kitchen and discover ingredients we could use to go head -to- head in a 30 minute bake off. Check it out as Gardener Anna & I use our superb baking talents in our own version of the Spring Baking Championship!
The Theme of This Challenge: Miniature pies that represent something special about you.
The Challenge Ingredients: Mini graham cracker pie crusts and vanilla pudding.
Time on the Clock: 30 minutes to be finished and plated.
The Judges: Gardener Aidan and his Dad.
The Prize: Having fun with your family.
Spring Baking Championship Contestants-Gardener Anna & Gardener Shanna
30 Minutes on The Clock To Complete and Plate The Dessert
Anna Chose a Deconstructed Cannoli Pie To Represent Her Love For Italian Pastries
She mixed in her pudding- ricotta cheese, cream cheese and folded in whip cream with powdered sugar and a handful of chocolate chips. She then melted chocolate with butter and swirled it in the pudding right before plating. She also chopped up some almonds to use an accent on her final presentation.
Shanna Went With an Oat & Apple Pudding Pie In Honor of Her Grandparent's Apple Farm
She melted butter, brown sugar and added apples and oats. She layered the mixture on the bottom of the crust then added a layer of pudding dusted with cinnamon and a dollop of the apple mixture on top.
With 15 Seconds to Spare Both Desserts Get Plated
The Judges (Gardener Aidan & His Dad) Interview the Contestants and Dig In
Some feedback from Gardener Aidan, "Mom, your flavor is good it is just a little too oaty at the bottom for me." "Anna your pudding is delicious, I love how creamy it is and chocolate chips are my favorite!" Who will the judges choose...keep scrolling!
And the winner of the Spring Baking Championship Is....Gardener Anna!
This post highlights baking as a therapeutic and rewarding exercise for the whole family to enjoy. Baking has been found to have therapeutic values which helps to ease stress and anxiety. It is a creative and meditative process that stimulates the senses with rewarding/tasty results 💚