Room eight is learning about Europe so we made pizza from Italy. In our groups we chose our toppings; chicken, ham, cheese, pepperoni, sweetcorn and tomato puree but Mrs Willox bought the bases. We spread the tomato puree on our bases and sprinkled our toppings on top. They tasted delicious.
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Our topic is Europe. Baguettes and Crepes are from France. The yellow maths group had to find the recipes and work out how much it would cost to make both baguettes and crepes.
We learned how to use scales to weigh out the ingredients. For the baguettes we made a dough first and kneaded it before leaving it to prove. We shared the dough into 4 parts and made baguette shapes. We baked the dough in the oven. We put an empty tray in the bottom of the oven with water in it to create steam. This makes the crust crispy.
For the crepes we made a batter. First we stirred with a spoon and then we whisked it. We put some batter into a pan and let one side cook before turning it over.
This is our school Food For Thought Blog. Last session most classes shared their learning about food on this blog but this session has been a bit quiet so I thought we would try to use the bootcamp as a way to renergise it and get pupils blogging. We are a split site school so the blog helps children across the school see what others are doing.
Our friendly dragon sent us gingerbread moulds and a recipe to make a gingerbread house because we are learning about Hansel and Gretel in our Fairyland Project.
First we washed our hands so that we wouldn’t get germs on the gingerbread.
We had to measure the ingredients, mix the ingredients, knead the dough and then pushed the dough in to the moulds. We put the moulds in the oven.
When the gingerbread was cool we used icing to build it and decorate it with sweeties.
We learnt that sweets should only be eaten for treats.
We have made 3 different dishes from the past. We made lentil soup for a starter, Cottage Pie for a main and Bread and Butter pudding for dessert.
We had to use sharp knifes for cutting vegetables, we had to use scales to measure ingredients, we had to make sure we did everything in time, we had to wash vegetables, we had to mix ingredients, we had to cook ingredients and make sure all surfaces and dishes are washed and clean.
It was good to get a responsibility to be trusted with using sharp knifes and cooking near hot ovens. These are quite easy to make at home.
We did some calculations after cooking our dishes and we found out that it is cheaper to make this than buying it from a supermarket. We also found that you know exactly what is in the homemade dishes whereas we didn’t know exactly what is in the shop-bought dishes.
Overall, we really enjoyed the experience and the dishes tasted good too!
P6 completed the year of cooking activities by cooking pizzas for Primary 2. They chose foods suitable for athletes. They visited Tesco for a Farm to Fork visit and to choose ingredients.