This article originally appeared on Pastry at Home
Baking is universal, an activity anyone of any generation can try and enjoy. Case in point, teen baking star Matthew Merril. Racking up millions of views on Tik Tok, he bakes with the expertise of an adult and now shares his knowledge in his new book Teen Baking Bootcamp: 60 Essential Recipes to Take You From Amateur to Pro (Page Street Publishing, 2022). With easy-to-follow recipes rated on a difficulty scale, fellow bakers can follow along and teach themselves how to master the techniques and art of baking. If you have a budding baker in your house, this is a great way to start them on the right path. Our suggestion? Start with the wildly popular Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Cookies.