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Cooking at school - recipe ideas

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by bizent, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    Hi all,

    once a week my lovely new class and I spend the afternoon in the brand spanking new Food Tech room. It’s been great so far and they have really grown in confidence (skills not quite as good) but I’m running out of things to cook with them.

    Any ideas welcomed! We have about 2 hours and I need to give a weeks notice for ingredients.

    Biz x
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    What have you done so far?
    Just so we don't suggest ideas you've already done.
  3. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    That would make sense wouldn’t it? Haha

    Rice Crispie cakes (thought it would make an easy start - nope total nightmare)


    Apple Crumble

    Cottage Pie

    Chocolate Brownies


    Tomato and Basil Pasta

    Mince Pies
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    So they've 'skiled up' cooking/baking, so what about thinking in terms of preparation?

    So a vegetable soup, where they have to practice peeling and chopping?

    Then extend to something with layers of vegetables or a pasty'? That could include learning to make/ roll out pastry. They can use the pastry remainders for 'fly-cakes'.

    Then move on to using pastry in something else, eg Corned beef plate pie , mince pies (seasonal) etc.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019
  5. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    Biscuits or cake of some description?
    Soup (could make it in groups) and other groups could make a quick bread like flatbreads or soda bread and then they could swap the next time they have a food lesson.
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  6. bonxie

    bonxie Lead commenter

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  7. jules9

    jules9 New commenter

    Bread/scones and homemade butter
    Fajitas, always popular
    Stuffed peppers or vegetables
    Pasta bake
    Iced gingerbread
    Swiss roll/Victoria sandwich/yogurt muffins
    Cheese straws
    Spanish omlet/tortilla
    Burgers and oven wedges

    These are some of the popular choices with the kids I teach.
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  8. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    I have, somewhere, my scheme of work when I was teaching food. Scrambled egg or beans on toast always go down well and involves using the hob and grill.
    Yup found them, if you give me an email address I can send all I've got, I was a Home Ec teacher before TEFL!
    Here's the yr 6 SoW:
    6th April Lemonade

    13th April Smoothie

    20th April Snack on toast

    27th April Baked Apple

    4th May SATS

    11th May Rock cakes

    18th May Jam Buns

    25th May Fresh fruit salad

    8th June Cheese straws

    15th June Jam tarts
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
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  9. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    Great ideas thanks guys!
    I also googled and found a school that has listed all their recipes on their website so a bit of copying and pasting and combining your suggestions there’s the rest of the year sorted!

    We are going to make a recipe book and possibly a themed calendar for the school, the proceeds will go towards our rebuild.
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  10. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    What about actually making pasta?
    You could do a D&M task for a celebration cake, the kids could make models out of sugar paste and use to decorate their cake.
    Use the all-in-one method for making a Victoria sandwich.
    I have lots of recipes tried and tested in schools, let me know if you want any.
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