Today we left it all in children's hands. We opened the cupboard and ask them to cook something from the ingredients we had. They had to find the tools, prepare, cook and tidy up themselves. They did brilliantly and prepared four types of pasta with tomato sauce and cheese.
Another super popular dessert that we just had to make again !!😉
This lovely British dessert has been so popular with all of our cooking club groups that we decided to make it again.
Yummy and Healthy
We are making smoothies!!!!
Healthy stuff with a pinch of naughtiness :P
We decided to be healthy this time and made mini fruit kebabs using many different fruits. We couldn't help ourselves though and used some melted chocolate (white and milk) and whipped cream as dips :)
We made this quick ,easy and delicious dessert using corn flakes and crispy rice. We covered them in a milk and white chocolate :)
This week we have learned how to make PAVLOVA- one of the most popular English desserts. We used ready made meringues, whipped fresh cream and fruits- fresh and tinned ones.
Children loved making banofee pies. They tasted great! We believe that parents also liked them as we had a few nice comments :-)
This week our little chefs have investigated eggs!
Eggs are awesome! They are cheap, packed with proteins and healthy fats and easy to cook.
We investigated pastas of all shapes, dry and fresh, raw and cooked!
Pastas are very versatile and form the base of simple but nutritious meals.
We learnt how to cook pastas by adding some salt and oil to water. When the water started to simmer we added the pastas and carefully timed the cooking, some took a bit longer than others to cook.
We tasted each variety, penne, wholewheat fusilli, lasagna sheets, spaghettis and compared their texture. We added tomato sauce and grated cheese to our feast. Delicioso!
This Tuesday we visited Poland and made something that my mum used to cook when I was a little girl. I absolutely love them. You can eat, eat and eat them and you don't realise when they're all gone:)
I'm talking about faworki, chrusty or chrusciki. Apparently in US they called Angel Wings and in Italy- chiacchiere.
Chrusty (plural) mean dry branches broken off trees .Anyway, it’s only the name. They are simple. It is a deep-fried dough sprinkled with icing sugar, nothing else. But they are very, very good.
I have made the pastry at home because we wouldn't have enough time to make it at school, but everything else was made by children:))
Here is the recipe:
A bit of history first: Croissants are a French viennoiserie made of a layered flaky pastry, similar to puff pastry. They can be made plain or with nuts or other fillings.
In 1838 an Austrian artillery officer founded his own Viennese boulangerie in Paris which became very popular for its croissants!
This week our little chefs made healthy mini pizzas using muffin for the bases and a selection of cooked meats, vegetables and cheese for the toppings.