You really don't have to introduce kids to baking. They just seem instinctively drawn to it. Maybe it's from the wonderful smells and tastes or maybe from watching the egg disappear into the batter and wondering where it went after being stirred in.
Gourmet baking doesn't take place solely in critically acclaimed bakeries around the world. In fact, it can take place in your very own kitchen. It's actually quite simple, and the results will wow everyone who samples them.
Just when the vacation is over, the cookouts wind down and the kids are getting ready for the back-to-school routine; when the lunch boxes, backpacks and shouts of "Mom, where's my (baseball glove/soccer ball/homework/permission slip?)" fill the day, it's time to start thinking about holiday baking?
What goes through your mind when you think of a real Gourmet Dessert? Maybe something exotic from a five star restaurant or bakery in an city like Paris, or Venice, San Francisco, or even Chicago. Thoughts of Creme Brûlée, Chocolate Mousse and Dark Chocolate Torte come to mind.
You read the food blogs, watch the bake-off shows on TV and ogle the local bakery cases and it makes you mad. All those fancy treats everyone else creates because they have the time, skill and resources you don't have.