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Neptune Class Cooking

Over the next six weeks Neptune Class will be taking part in cookery lessons. Find out here what has been cooking in the classroom.

Friday 25th April 2014
During our first lesson we learnt how to make jam. We used a variety of different berries including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. We learnt how to test the setting point of jam. See below for photographs. If you would like to make some at home follow this website link http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/518628/summer-fruits-jam .

Wednesday 30th April 2014 
During our second session we learnt how to make popcorn. Popcorn starts out as corn kernel which are then heated up. When they get really hot the explode, turning into popcorn! We were able to put sugar, salt or both on our popcorn. See the photographs below.

Wednesday 7th May 2014
During our third session we learnt how to roast vegetables. We used a variety of vegetables including courgettes, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, onions and garlic. We also picked rosemary, chives and mint from our garden to add extra flavour. This week we practised our cutting skills. We had to be very careful because the knives were sharp. Did you enjoy the roasted vegetables? Which were your favourites? You can have a go at making them again at home using our recipe below.

Wednesday 14th May 2014 
We learnt how to make flapjacks. We learnt what happens when you heat butter and sugar together. We added a variety of dried fruits to our flapjacks, including cherries, cranberries, raisins, apricots and mixed peel. You can have a go at home by following the recipe below. You can try adding different fruits or nuts to the mixture to change the taste and texture. What are you going to add?

Wednesday 21st May 2014
Today we learnt how to make bread rolls. We learnt about the magic ingredient, yeast, which makes our bread rise. Can you remember the other ingredients? Below are some photos of us busy baking. You can try making your own bread at home using the recipe below. You can try adding seeds to your dough at home. What did you have on your bread roll?

Wednesday 4th June 2014
In our final session we learnt how to bake fairy cakes. We worked together to weigh out and mix all the ingredients together. Once the cakes were baked we iced and decorated them. We made a cake for Mr Long which he enjoyed with a cup of tea. You can try making our fairy cakes at home using the recipe below. You can also see us hard at work in the photographs below. 

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