Hallowe'en comes early in St Joseph's. This week pupils will make a traditional Irish brack. They will be using their skills to measure, mix ingredients, use the hob and set the oven.
The tried and trusted recipe is here to download. It includes graphics to help the pupils follow the steps. The pupils will get some brack to take home. It should keep for a few days. For safety reasons we will not be putting in rings in the bracks.
We are doing some more baking this week. Banana bread is always a favourite and it is very easy to make. Click below to download the easy to follow recipe. The pupils who make this will have a copy in their folders. In preparing the mix for the banana bread the pupils will peel and mash bananas, see the effect of heat on margarine, break and whisk eggs and mix ingredients.
We are also making mini fruit cakes where the pupils will have further practice in measuring ingredients using a scales, spoons and measuring jugs. Pupils will also see how to divide the mixture evenly into bun cases. A series of slides on how to make the cakes can be downloaded below and can be viewed on an I pad or on a computer with PowerPoint installed.
The slides can be used as prompts for pupils who are trying out the recipe at home.
Click on the pictures below to make them bigger and talk about what you see.
We are making traditional Irish fare this week. What could be more Irish than brown soda bread. There are lots of recipes for brown bread. The one we are using is easy to make and includes lots of healthy seeds. The pupils who make this will have the recipe in their cookery folders.
In making the bread the pupils will practice measuring ingredients using a scales, a measuring jug and measuring spoons.
Other pupils will make a bread pudding. This is a healthy alternative to the traditional bread and butter pudding since the butter is replaced with a banana, apple juice and mixed fruit.
The pupils have pictures of the ingredients in their folders. This is a photo of the recipe for you to try with them at home.