Like many of you reading this post today, my first attempts at writing for kids were shared on Susanna’s wonderful blog and when she asked if I might like to participate in the ALPHABEDTIME blog tour, I was quick to say yes!!
And hip, hip, hooray! Today’s the day!
Susanna is such a generous member of the kidlit world and her new book is just as special as she is, so without further ado, welcome….ALPHABEDTIME! Congratulations Susanna and Betsy!
Bedtime is busy for the Alphabet family – after all, there are 26 kiddos to tend to. A, B, and C declare they are not ready, and Impish I and Jazzy J just don’t want to settle down, but by toothbrushing time the crew seems to be headed in the right direction. Of course, there is still bath time which is super splashy, and getting into jammies which is no joke. But finally, after a story’s been read and they are tucked in tight, peace reigns. Or does it? Toddlers are sure to get a kick out of this lively Alpha-family – and hopefully following each and every letter’s antics will tucker them out!
When I read Alphabedtime, I giggled at the Alphabet kids’ suppertime. Alphabet soup and cookies…delightful! Of course, the early childhood educator in me, thought it would be fun to find some other alphabet favorites to make and eat.
Oh and what a scrumptious time we have had!
We went to Italy for a slice of crostata and we’d love to share our recipe with you!
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup of jam
- Preheat oven to 180 C, grease and flour a 20-22 cm pie dish.
- In a large bowl, gently whisk together flour, sugar, and baking powder, create a well in the middle and add a slightly beaten egg and extra yolk and softened butter.
- Mix together and work the mixture to form a soft dough.
- Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove from fridge and kneed about 2/3 of the dough into your pie plate.
- Prick the dough with a fork and spread with jam. We used raspberry because it was everyone’s favorite.
Now comes the fun…
- roll out the remaining dough and cut out everyone’s letter to decorate…
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden.
I promise this was a scrummy teatime treat and did not last long in our house!
And we made delicious alphababies!
Made with sugar cookie dough rolled together with chocolate cookie dough. The babies wanted more, more, more and loved cutting themselves out and their letters!!
I hope you all have fun baking some ALPHABEDTIME treats today!
But that’s not all…
We are lucky to have an ALPHABEDTIME #GIVEAWAY!!
Susanna is generously offering one copy of her amazing book (US residents only please). Please comment below and share widely to be in for a chance to win! The winner will be drawn randomly on 10th November.
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