After St Andrew’s Day we had a lot of potatoes left and we didn’t want them to go waste. The children got thinking about things we can make with potatoes and they came up with a lot of suggestions. The two favourite ones from the children (and a few members of staff) were potato scones and chips!
The children got to work peeling, washing, chopping and slicing while Val lit the fire. While one group rolled out the potato scones, another group watched the chips cook at the fire.
Tomorrow we will make another of the suggestions, soup, before using the last few potatoes to make some colourful Christmas prints.
Who knew potatoes could be so entertaining!
To support the MacMillan coffee morning the toddlers enjoyed making their own shortbread.
They helped to gather all the ingredients and took turns at measuring, adding and mixing it all together before rolling and cutting it into circles.
After baking the shortbread all the children sat down to enjoy it, everyone gave it the thumbs up “yum yum”.
Today in the toddler room we had fun making shortbread, waiting patiently for our turn to weigh, measure and mix the ingredients together.
We pressed down on the the dough and used a square and circle cookie cutter to make shapes, before we put them in the oven to bake yum yum.
Today the children have been learning about St. Patrick and how we celebrate his special day on the 17th of March. We decided to make some Irish food to try and decided to make some Irish soda bread. This gave the children opportunities to learn different baking methods.
“I’m measuring out the flour”.
“i’m going to get the right amount on this spoon”.
“I’m good at kneading the bread”.
“It’s so yummy”.
The children have been enjoying the gingerbread man story and today they have baked their own gingerbread men. They enjoyed measuring and weighing all the ingredients and giving it a good mix. They then used the cutters to make the shape and placed them on the baking tray to go in the oven. Everyone is looking forward to decorating and taking them home tomorrow.
This week the children have been talking about the gingerbread man. We read the story and the children decided that they wanted to bake their own. We looked on the computer for the recipe and together we chose the perfect one. The children enjoyed creating their own gingerbread men.
We started off by measuring out the ingredients.
“300 is a lot of flour”
We then combined them all together in a bowl and mixed them.
“I’m using my big strong muscles to mix the ingredients”
We then measured out the perfect amount of butter.
“This is a lot of butter”
Once we had made a dough we rolled it out flat.
“I’m rolling it”
We then used our cutters to cut out our gingerbread men shapes
“Mine is going to be the biggest”
Once our gingerbread men were cooked and had cooled down, we decorated them.
“i’m putting buttons on my one”
“I just want icing on mine”