Essential baking vocabulary in Spanish

Children love cooking, especially when there are cakes or cookies involved. Baking or cooking in Spanish is a great way for them to learn tons of useful vocabulary, verbs and instructions without them even realising that they’re learning.  Here is our essential baking vocabulary in Spanish so you can help your kids learn Spanish through baking and make precious memories while you’re at it!

Ingredients

Here is a list with 25 basic baking ingredients and if you are in Madrid this blog will help you find the best places to buy them all.

  • Flour – harina
  • Rolled oats – copos de avena
  • Yeast – levadura
  • Baking powder – levadura en polvo
  • Baking soda – bicarbonate
  • Food coloring – colorante
  • Molasses – melaza
  • Cream cheese – queso para untar
  • Butter – mantequilla
  • Olive oil – aceite de oliva
  • Icing sugar – azucar glas
  • Cream – nata
  • Chocolate chips – chips/pepitas de chocolate
  • Peanut butter – crema de cacahuete
  • Cocoa poder – cacao en polvo
  • Vanilla extract – extracto de vainilla
  • Milk poder – leche en polvo
  • Orange blossom wáter – agua de azahar
  • Honey – miel
  • Egg – huevo
  • Cinnamon – canela
  • Salt – sal
  • Nuts – frutos secos
  • Nutmeg – nuez moscada
  • Shredded coconut – coco rallado
Spanish baking vocabulary for kids in Spanish

Cooking tools

In addition to the ingredients, it’s important to have the right tools to prepare your recipes and make them look perfect. These are the most important kitchen tools that you will use to prepare your desserts and their translation into Spanish:

  • Mixer – batidora
  • Whisk – batidor
  • Spoon – cuchara
  • Knife – cuchillo
  • Strainer/Sieve – colador
  • Glass – vaso
  • Oven – horno
  • Cup – taza
  • Grater – rallador
  • Pastry brush – pincel de cocina
  • Fork – tenedor
  • Rubber Spatula – lengua
  • Kitchen Scissors – tijeras de cocina
  • Baking pan – molde para hornear
  • Rolling Pin – rodillo
  • Muffin Pan – molde para magdalenas
  • Parchment Paper – papel de horno
  • Citrus Juicer – exprimidor
Spanish baking vocabulary

Baking verbs

After learning the ingredients and cooking tools, it’s important to understand the recipes and verbs that are used in the field of baking. If you read a baking recipe in Spanish and you don’t  know where to start, don’t worry here is a list with the most important baking verbs that will help you prepare any Spanish dessert!

  • to cook – cocinar
  • to cut – cortar, picar
  • to bake – hornear
  • to fry – freír
  • to defrost – descongelar
  • to heat – calentar
  • to pour – verter
  • to measure – medir
  • to chop – cortar, picar
  • to season – sazonar
  • to mix – mezclar
  • to serve – servir
  • to chill – enfríar
  • to shake – batir
  • to mash – amasar

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