Ages 5+

Science of Cooking: Bread & Butter


Discover the delectable science of cooking while making your very own baked goods and buttery spreads — from fluffy dinner rolls to cinnamon swirl loaves to tasty garlic butter! Learn how yeast makes bread rise (and shine). Conduct an experiment with globs of gluten, and explore how this elastic goo gives bread its chew. Read all about emulsion, and how cream transforms into butter. Ready to sink your teeth into kitchen chemistry?Read more

Why it’s awesome

  1. Yummy recipes

    Cookbook includes 12 recipes for making bread and butter from scratch.

  2. Kitchen chemistry

    Discover how yeast inflates, gluten globs, and how to make emulsions.

  3. Tools of the trade

    Use real kitchen tools like measuring cups, spatulas, and more.

What’s included?

  • set of measuring spoons, set of dry measuring cups, liquid measuring cup, 2 squeeze bottles, 5 balloons, funnel, fabric square, 3 rubber bands, 3 clear rings, mess mat, temperature strip, spatula, stickers, lab notebook, illustrated instruction booklet

Topics explored

  1. Cooking + math

  2. Emulsion science

  3. Scientific observations

From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

We wanted to find an easy way for kids to check the water temperature. Finally, we got inspiration from parents on the team, who remembered using this type of flexible temperature strip as a gentle way to check their babies for fevers without inducing (more) crying.

- KiwiCo Product Designer

By the numbers


Recipe variations tested


Loaves of bread eaten in-office


Big flour messes



7 reviews

    Mum and


    My nephew has recently been interested in cooking/baking and he loved this crate.



    My Grandson got this, he loved the bread but the butter he didn't do because you need to shake for 20 minutes, that was too long for a child

    Corney Lettuce Cornelius


    My grandson is 4 and he is ecstatic send me this inquiry to my cell phone and I will include pictures 1 707 843 1174



    Wish u would have supplied yeast



    This is for Father's day. My boyfriend really likes cooking so I'm hoping they can make bread together.



    My 9 year old granddaughter really enjoyed this box. The directions were clear and straightforward, the finished loaf was delicious, if not quite as perfect as the picture. Cooking is an important life skill and one children can enjoy, if presented correctly.

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