There is no cooking club running at the moment.
We will let you know when the club starts up again.
Cooking club is where we have lots of fun making a variety of different cakes and savouries. So far we have made scrumptious cupcakes, juicy fruit kebabs, gooey flap jacks and perfect pizzas.
Even though we have a lot of fun making all of these lovely recipes we are still very committed to ensuring that the children learn different essential skills, e.g. how to use a knife and other kitchen equipment properly and safely, how to measure out ingredients on measuring scales, how to prepare fruit, and how to remain hygienic throughout the cooking process. We even get the children to tidy and wash up!!
This term in Cooking Club we made mini Christmas cakes with 12 of the Year 2s.
In the first session we made the cake mixture. The children were encouraged to read the recipe and weigh out all of the ingredients under the supervision of Mrs Ruffle, Mrs Zachariah and Mrs Matthams.
The second session was great as the cakes were iced. Firstly apricot jam was spread all over the cakes to allow the fondant icing layer to stick. Then to finish the cakes off they had a layer of royal icing. Some children smoothed the icing over their cakes, whereas others used a knife to create small spikes.
In the final session the Christmas tunes were playing and the cakes got decorated. The children thought carefully about their designs; using small cutters and tools to create designs such as snowmen, Christmas trees, stars, presents and candy canes – just to name a few!
Here is the Christmas cake recipe we used:
Mini Christmas Cakes
This recipe is enough to make roughly 24 ‘mini baked bean tin’ Christmas cakes.
18oz Plain Flour
12oz Brown Sugar
4oz Caster Sugar
16oz Butter (room temperature)
2 tbsp Black Treacle
2 tsp Vanilla Essence
Juice of 2 lemons.
4lb Mixed Fruit
8-12oz Glace Cherries (chopped and folded into 2oz plain flour)