As many of you will know we are putting on a Christmas concert this year. This is always a great event and many pupils particularly those in senior school get very excited about it. To allow time for rehearsals cookery classes have been suspended. The pupils have had lots of practice in basic food preparation over the last few weeks.
This week classes will have a go at making a pizza from scratch. The exercise will show pupils how this popular dish is assembled. We are cheating a little as we are using a prepared base but we will be making a nice tomato sauce which is the secret of a nice pizza.
The pupils will get lots of practice slicing vegetables when they prepare the topping for the pizza.
Download the slide show to use as a guide for making a pizza at home
With such a variety of ready made meals available in supermarkets now it is tempting to buy one or to nip into a fastfood restaurant for a burger or chicken nuggets especially as children and teenagers seem to love this food. This month we will be looking at how to make tasty and healthy alternatives to fast food at home.
This week some pupils will make wedges and the all time favourite chicken nuggets. The wedges and nuggets are cooked in the oven and are much healthier than deep fried chips and nuggets on sale in cafes and restaurants or the frozen nuggets and chips on sale in supermarkets.
Other pupils will be making garlic bread. Again this is a healthier choice than buying ready made products.
The recipes used are from the food a fact of life website and can be downloaded below.