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Cooking: Spring/Summer 2012

Cooking Together

June 2012!

Follow along with us!
We've been busy this term.
Why not try out our recipies over the Summer Holidays!


  • June 2012: Chocolate Chip Cookies! Follow along!

  • So! How are the "Grow Your Own Tomatoes" progressing? June 2012

  • Update on our Friday Cooking Club sessions: Shakes! Smoothies! Cookies! May 2012

  • Apple Pancakes

  • Let's see how our "Grow Your Own: Tomatoes" are doing! May 2012

  • Marshmallow Cornflake Drops

  • A Continental Breakfast with friends!

  • Update on our "Grow Your Own: Tomatoes" March & April 2012


To Bake 12 cookies you will need:

100g          Caster Sugar
100g          Butter
1                 Egg
1/2 tsp      Vanilla Essence
175g          Plain Flour
100g          Chocolate Chips

Set the oven to 180 degrees C.
Bake for 10 - 15 minutes!


Follow the slide show above and then below to make perfect chocolate chip

cookies for sharing with your friends!


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The tomato plants are progressing really well!

It's hard to believe they were just little seeds in April!



To celebrate a few sunny days we followed some really cool Smoothie & Shakes recipies in one of our favourtie books!
"Kids in the Kitchen"
Easy step-by-step recipes that are fun to make!
written by: Brenda Apsley. Illustrated by: Jo-Anne Shilliam
2007 Bookmart Limited

We enjoyed Banana & Apple Smoothies and Strawberry Shakes!
Here Comes the Summer!

We also enjoyed Chocolate Chip Cookies on the 6th Class tour to
Kippure Adventure Centre

We will make the cookies in school again this week!
look out for our photo guide!

May 2012: Apple Pancakes.

Where is the Summer?
We still need warming up so let's cook...

A warm snack ....
Perfect for any season!

You will need:

  • 200g flour

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 100g caster sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 200ml milk

  • 1 apple cored and chopped

  • 1 tsp butter for frying


  • Weigh the flour

  • Place it in the blender

  • Add the cinnamon

  • Weigh and add the sugar

  • Beat the egg and milk together

  • Add to the blender

  • Add the chopped apple

  • WHIZZ!

  • It will be noisy!

  • FRY!

  • We served with honey & jam!

Let's check how the tomatoes are doing: 22nd May 2012

"Marshmallow Cornflake Drops"

A little background information!

Our new goldfish needed a name! "Cupcake" was a suggestion, as the recipe book was open beside the fishtank! Then after a little brainstorming through the cook book we decided on "CORNFLAKE" as his lovely golden scales match the golden colour of  cornflakes! So, to celebrate his naming we prepared "Marshmallow Cornflake Drops" from this lovely recipe book: Cakes and Cookies. Imagine THAT! 2010 Top That! Publishing plc. This book was gifted to our "Cookery Club" by Mrs Keane.

You will need:

50g     Butter
225g   Marshmallows
180g   Cornflakes

  • Melt the butter and the marshmallows in a pot over a low heat stirring until melted.

  • Remove the pot from the heat and add in the cornflakes, mixing well with a moistened spoon.

  • Spoon into paper cupcases and leave to set.

As Always!
Invite your friends to sit with you for a chat. Spend some time together and enjoy these delicious little treats!

Let us know how your cooking is going!



Friday 20th April 2012
We used a yeast dough prepared in the bread machine.
2 tbsp milk
225g white flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp caster sugar
50g butter
7.5 ml easy blend dried yeast.
A chocolate button surprise for inside each brioche!
Milk to glaze
Oven temperature 220 C for 10 minutes.

Serve with Hot Chocolate!

Follow our step by step quide to preparing the chocolate brioche. While they are baking in the oven you can prepare a delicious hot chocolate drink .... just as we did!

As always......

enjoy the cooking with friends!

Bon apetite!

See you next time!

You can see how our "Grow Your Own: Tomatoes" are coming along from seed to little plants ready for separating out into a larger growing tough!

We have been busy farmers!

We planted seeds.

We grew our own herbs!

We have harvested Cress & Mustard
& enjoyed a tasty snack!

See how we got on...........

It is.......


You can use egg shells and moist tissue paper!
Cress and mustard seeds grow within 8-10 days!

See for yourself!

Keep the tissue damp and place the egg shells on a windowsill.

You can watch them growing daily!

We did!

Now for the tasting!

Simply trim the herbs with a sissors!

Choose butter or cream cheese to spread on crakers.
Garnish with cress or mustard .......

We gave ourselves a THUMBS UP!

(Garnish = decorate with savoury items)

Growing & tasting our own herbs has been very successful.


Let's grow TOMATOES!

Follow us on the Tomato Trail....

Hopefully by the summer we will have our very own tomatoes.....

Maybe you can grow some too and let us know how you are getting on!

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