May 2014 Cooking Highlights! - Sallins National School

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May 2014 Cooking Highlights!

Cooking Together

The Toasted Sandwich
A great way to enjoy bread and butter and your favourite fillings!

Why not try these savory and sweet recipies.

Savoury Toasties!

The slide show above shows how we made savoury toasties using the traditional toaster and the reuseable "Toastabags"

You will need:
Grated Cheese
Sliced Bread
Softened Butter/Mayonaise
Slices of Ham/Chicken

Assemble the sandwich with fillings of your choice. Cut diagonally. Simply put the samdwiches into the "Toastabags". Pop the "Toastabags" into the toaster. Watch closely as they toast and never leave the toaster unattended. Be careful when removing the sandwiches from the toaster and bags. They will be hot! Especially the melted cheese!
We even made "seconds"!

Sweet toasties

We also had a Sandwich Toaster!
We used this to make sweet toasties.
This time we buttered the outside of the sandwich and put sweet fillings of our choice inside!

We used:
Apple Sauce
Chocolate Flake

See how we prepared them and toasted them in the sandwich grill. They were very hot so we cooled them outdoors!

They definitely tasted like MORE!

May 2014
Rocky Road
We are continuing cooking, following recipies from:
"Make Your Own Whoopie Pies & Other Sweet Treats"
Dominique Godfrey & Nancy Lambert
ISBN 978-1-84956-846-3
2013 Tide Mill Media

We used:

  • Butter:  125g

  • Dark Chocolate:  300g

  • Golden Syrup:  45ml

  • Digestive Biscuits:  200g

  • Mini-Marshmallows:  100g

  • Milk Chocolate Chunks:  50g

  • Optional: 50g dried cranberries, 50g toasted pistachios!

  • We took a vote & decided to crumble in 2 Granola bars instead of the optional ingredients listed above!

  • We often change a recipe to suit the "Taste" of our group members!

Follow Our Slide Show to see What We Did:

  • Grease the trays. We used "take away" boxes.

  • Melt the butter, chocolate & golden syrup: Bain Marie!

  • Crumble the biscuits in a plastic bag!

  • Stir the biscuit crumbs into the melted mix.

  • Add the mini marshmallows, granola & milk choc chunks.

  • Tip into the trays & flatten with a spatula.

  • Sprinkle extra marshmallows on top!

  • Refrigerate for about 2 hours

  • Cut into squares to serve.

  • YUM!

Hello Everyone!
We are back! We have been cooking every week enjoying lots of seasonal recipies. So let's start sharing them with you again!

Bread Rolls

1 sachet dried yeast
450g strong white flour
300ml warm warter
2 level tsp salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil.

Put these ingredients in the bread machine in this order and activate the dough cycle: 45 mins!

Watch our slide show to see how we kneaded the dough and made bread rolls!
We topped them with milk and dried oats. Then we baked them in the oven: 220 C for 15 minutes.
They tasted lovely, eaten warm with butter and jam!

Healthy Vegetable Based Pasta Sauce

Pasta:  800g
Garlic:  2 or 3 cloves crushed
Red Onion: 2 chopped
Red Peppers: 2 chopped
Parsley: Finely chopped
Passatta: 500g
500ml: Stock
Papricka: 2tsp
Salt: to season
Ham: optional
Grated Chedder Cheese: optional as topping

Watch the slide show and see how we cooked the pasta, fried the vegetables: (garlic, onion,peppers) and blended in the herbs and liquids to make a really healthy meal which we all enjoyed. Both our Thursday and Friday groups said this was one of our best days!


Make Your Own Whoopie Pies!

Mrs Keane gifted us a really "sweet" cook book!

We chose "Double Dipped Chocolate Whoopie Pies" with chocolate buttercream filling!
Butter: 75g
Brown Sugar: 150g
Egg: 1, beaten
Vanilla Essence: 1 tsp
Plain Flour: 275g
Cocoa Powder: 40g
Bicarbonate Soda: 1 1/2tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Buttermilk: 180ml

For the filling:

Butter: 200g
Icing sugar: 600g
Cocoa powder: 80g
Milk: 5 tablespoons

Follow our slideshows to see how we prepared and baked the cookies and made the filling while our cookies were baking in a pre-heated oven 180C for 12-14 minutes.

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