A Recipe for Something Sweet

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    < 1 hour

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    A Little Messy

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    Materials or Fees

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Question and Wonder:

  • What ingredients do you think make something sweet versus salty or sour?
  • What are your favorite flavors? Why?
  • Why do treats like cupcakes, cookies and chocolate have different shapes and textures?
  • Does the texture make it taste better?
  • What about the way it looks? Smells?

Create a list of ingredients and tools needed to make your favorite treat. Write down what you have to do to make it.

Imagine and Design:

  • What are the ingredients you need to give your treat the right texture or taste?
  • How much of each ingredient will you need?
  • What tools will you need to use?
  • Does it need to be baked? What temperature?
  • Chilled in the refrigerator? How long?

Find the recipe to make your favorite treat. Compare the recipe with what you wrote.

Test and Discuss:

  • How did you do? Did you guess well? What were the differences?
  •  Are there any ingredients or instructions on the recipe that surprise you?
  • Do you think your recipe would taste better than the actual recipe?
  • And now the best part! Make your favorite treat.
  • Now that you have enjoyed your treat, how do you think you could change the recipe to make it even better?

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