Cook’s News – 29/6/2020

From the Kitchen ….

Hello, hope you’re all well and had a lovely weekend, despite the weather – good for the gardens though!  We’re just starting to eat what we sowed and planted during lock-down from carrots to pea shoots and allsorts in between – did you do any gardening?  I’d love to see your ‘produce’ if you did.

So, the end of week 4, 3 weeks until we break up for Summer holidays.  Last week we had up to 20 pupils back in which was great to see so many of you.  We even had a cookery morning!  To tie in with the Tudor theme we made bread – with a bit of a difference using just 3 ingredients – although the Year 6 pupils were quite adventurous and added various other ‘bits’ to theirs – all of which turned out really well and were delicious, so I thought that could be the recipe of the week for you all to try at home (could even class as homework!)

No Yeast Bread!

What you’ll need: Weighing scales, large bowl, baking tray

250g Plain Flour (not bread flour)
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
155ml Milk

Optional: Dried fruit, cheese, garlic, mixed spice, ginger, olives, sundried tomatoes – the list is endless – whatever you fancy really!

1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees.  Grease your baking tray.
2. Weigh flour and mix in the baking powder.
3. Add milk and any other ingredients you’ve decided on.  Mix together as much as you can in the bowl before getting your hands involved!
4. Once mixture is all bound together, ‘flour’ your hands and work surface and fold/knead your bread mixture until a lovely dough is formed.
5. Flatten into a round – its really important that your shape is no deeper than 3cm in the middle or it wont cook evenly.
6. Pop onto your greased baking tray and into the oven for 25 – 30 minutes until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean.
7. Best enjoyed warm with a chunk of butter!

Don’t forget to send me your pics please for the website cmoore@greatsmeatonschool.co.uk

Take care and Happy Baking 