We’ve been thinking about spring as Easter approaches and are making a bouquet of shortbread daffodils! They are delicious and to make 12 all you need is a star cutter, a piping nozzle (to make the trumpet) 55 grms caster sugar, 150 grms cold butter and 180 grms plain flour, cream butter and sugar and add flour. Roll out and cut star out star shapes. Insert lollipop sticks whilst still warm so as not to split the biscuit. Roll our yellow icing, cut out star shapes and using warm jam decorate biscuits. Make trumpet by moulding around nozzle. Enjoy!
Making carrot muffins has been teaching us how to use graters and peelers. Having a vegetable in our cakes was different to what we have been used to but it made the muffins moist and delicious, especially putting the cream cheese topping on and making our own carrots out of fondant icing.
We are concentrating on healthy eating – looking at the Eat-Well Plate and learning about vitamins, carbohydrates and proteins and food groups. We are making Calzones they are made like a pizza, filled and then folded. They have sources of all three food groups so when served with a lovely green salad are very nutritious and filling. We use dried yeast as we did with the hedgehog buns. We all have the choice of pepperoni, ham, cheese for protein and sweetcorn, tomatoes and peppers for vitamins. They smell lovely as the cheese melts inside follow the recipe here:
We have Christmas coming very soon, this year we have been making snow globes! Everything is edible so we are making gelatin globes – they are quite difficult to get set correctly but look amazing when sprayed with edible glitter, making it look like snow! We have to blow up the balloons to just the right size, then dip into the melted gelatin twice, leave them to set for twenty-four hours. Peel the balloon away and hey you have a lovely gelatin globe! We then melted chocolate and made our very own snowmen and Christmas trees. We have a great recipe for vanilla cupcakes which we decorated with butter cream icing and our chocolate decorations, then added the globes – they look great and taste good too.
Thinking about those ‘bonfire nights’ we are making Gingerbread men (Download Recipe) – they are delicious!
We are starting this term to build a recipe book, so that each pupil will have a record of all the lovely things they have made at the end of Year 6. We begin by making Hedgehog Buns (Download Recipe), we would like to have a little more time to let them rise but as you can see they are looking quite scrummy, and smell delicious.