We used soap to wash our hands before we baked. First we put the butter and sugar into a bowl and mixed it. Then we added flour and mixed until all the ingredients went together. Next we rolled the mixture until it was flat and we cut shapes. We chose hearts because Robbie Burns wrote love poems and we also made Scotland flags. We put them oven to cook. When the biscuits were cooled we sold them to primary 4, Room 5. They weren’t allowed to eat until we had said the Selkirk Grace.
First we washed our hands so we didn’t get germs on the food. We also washed the vegetables. We chopped yellow pepper and cucumber and we put them on coctail sticks with a tomato. Tomato first, then the pepper and then the cucumber to make a traffic light. We also made dips: mackeral pate, chilli salsa, soft cheese and tomato dip. We tasted and smelled the ingredients while we were making the dips. We had to chop ingredients and stir them together. P4/5 came to visit and to eat with us.
We had to make shortbread to sell to Mrs Cruden’s Class. First we washed our hands so that germs wouldn’t go into the food and we put on aprons. Then we measured the ingredients using scales and we creamed the butter and sugar before adding the flour. We learnt how to knead the mixture to form a dough. Then we rolled out the dough, cut out the shapes and put them in the oven for 20 minutes.
When the biscuits were cool, we put them in bags and wrote labels. Primary 5 came to our shop to buy our shortbread. It cost 50p.
This week some classes begin our Food for Thought project by cooking for a partner class. We’re going to use this blog to share our learning. Each class will upload photos and write about their learning. Other classes can comment on what they read and take inspiration for their own cooking event.