Baking With Paddington

Everyone’s favourite marmalade-loving bear is set to make a big comeback to our screens next month in the highly anticipated film Paddington 2. You can watch the trailer for it here .

Originally a fictional character in children’s literature, Paddington’s cinematic debut in 2014 was one of the most unexpectedly charming family films of the year, and its upcoming sequel looks set to be every bit as delightful and endearing.

The latest instalment sees Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Luc’s 100th birthday, he spots a unique pop-up book in Mr Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to find the culprit.

Riley and Harry are both super excited for the release of Paddington 2, so seeing as Paddington takes up baking as a hobby in the upcoming film I thought it would be fun for us to do some baking ourselves over half term.

The boys chose to make some of Paddington’s Special Gingerbread Bears and if you’d like to make your own, you can find the recipe in Paddington’s Cookery Book .

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I think our Paddington Gingerbread Bears turned out pretty well, even if some were a little overdone in the oven. Maybe mummy should take a leaf out of Paddington’s book and practice her baking skills!

What do you think of the boys’ Paddington Gingerbread Bears? Are you planning on going to see Paddington 2 at the cinema next month?


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