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It’s Christmas …

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So it’s back to the Kitchen again for the fours for some not so healthy Christmas cooking 🙂

Taking inspiration from this photo, Vicki and I came up with the idea of making our own white chocolate wagon wheels and then adding a snowman to the top.

So armed with marie biscuits, marshmallows, jam and white chocolate, liquorice, m & m’s and edible ink pens the fours set about making a wagon wheel snowman.

 

As you can see from these happy faces in 4SF it was an awesome lesson…full of laughter, fun and Christmas cheer 🙂

Rather than give all the fours a recipe they were asked to take photos along the way and then use these in a Pic Collage or Strip Designer with a list of the ingredients and the method. That way they had a digital copy of the recipe stored on their device.

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Kitchen Time again!

It’s back to the kitchen again, a little bit earlier this term due to timetabling, but we are all still excited. We are cooking something savoury and recipe that Vicki has chosen for us.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 3 tblspns baking powder
  • 1 teaspn of mustard
  • pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspn chicken salt
  • 2 teaspns of chopped chives
  • 1 large egg
  • 100g of soft cheese with herbs
  • 300mls of milk
  • 3 to 4 cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 2 spring onions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup or 55g of chopped ham
  • 1/2 cup or 75g grated cheddar cheese

Method:

  1. Heat the oven to 180c (160c fan forced) and line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper cases.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and mustard powder into a mixing bowl, add salt, pepper, chicken salt and chives.
  3. Whisk together the egg, soft cheese and milk until smooth. Stir in the tomatoes, spring onions and ham.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix gently with a wooden spoon until just mixed. The mixture will be slightly lumpy.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and top each muffin with the grated cheese.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the muffins are golden and firm to touch. Serve warm.

Remember the SECRET to a light, airy muffin is to avoid over mixing when adding the wet ingredients to the dry ones – stir until only just combined and still slightly lumpy.

Remember to have fun and enjoy eating your muffins 🙂

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SMORES Galore…

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SMORES for the FOURS :)

After a very heavy term learning all about Cybersafety and Cyberbullying it’s time to take a break and have some FUN! So when I like to have fun, I cook! So we are back in the kitchen creating some SMORES for the FOURS…

Here’s the recipe:

Broughy’s Choc Chip Cookies – makes 24

This biscuit recipe was passed down to me from my beautiful Nan.

Ingredients:

  • 125g softened butter
  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tspn vanilla
  • 1¾ cups of self raising flour
  • 1 bag of dark, milk or white choc chips (or a mixture.)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 170c
  2. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Beat butter until soft, add both sugars and continue beating until pale and creamy.
  4. Add egg and vanilla and beat until mixed through.
  5. Fold in the flour and then add the choc chips and mix until well combined.
  6. Use a dessertspoon to spoon mixture onto trays, leaving room for spreading. I get 12 cookies per tray.
  7. Put in the oven and cook for 10 – 12 mins
  8. Take out of oven and leave cookies to completely cool on trays (If you like crunchy cookies, cool cookies on a rack then store.)
  9. Store in airtight container for up to a week.


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To make them into a ‘SMORES’ Cookie you’ll need a marshmallow and some chocolate.

Place one cookie on some baking paper, top with a chocolate button or square of chocolate, a marshmallow and place back in the oven for 1 minute or until the marshmallow has melted. Take out of the oven and place another cookie on top.

Hope you enjoy eating your SMORES, Fours

Broughy 🙂

 

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Christmas FUN…

To wrap up the year it was time to get in the Christmas spirit and have some fun…

So it was back to the kitchen to create some very cute snowman made from white chocolate, marshmallows, jellybeans, m & m’s and coconut. Yep, you guessed it lots of SUGAR!!! The snowmen were all very different and had their own quirky styles. Some even looked melted 🙂

Here’s a snapshot of 4WS and their SNOWMEN…

In the Library it was all about reindeers…

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Using this photo as their inspiration the grade fours had to create their own reindeer jar using the following materials:

  • small milk bottles with lids
  • brown, white, black cover paper
  • christmas washi tape
  • google eyes
  • pipe cleaners
  • red pom poms
  • maltesers

 

 

This activity created a lot of excitement and the reindeer jars were supposed to be opened on Christmas Eve. Or at least that was Ms McLeod’s instructions… but of course chocolate is just to tempting and once the fours had left Info Lit we know some of those jars if not most of the jars were opened 🙂

We have had a very full year learning new and exciting apps on our own iPads. From set up to emailing, posting on blogs, core apps, keynote, info lit process, coding, animation and STEM. You guys are well and truly ready for grade five. Thanks for an AWESOME year. I think we had as much FUN as you!

So it’s GOODBYE from both of us…yep you have two new teachers to teach you Info Lit next year!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Ms McLeod 🙂 and Mrs Brough 🙂 

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Back in the Kitchen

Over the last two weeks the grade fours have been cooking up a tasty savoury treat in the kitchen…Rice Noodle Cakes. It was a great recipe for them to make as it only had seven ingredients and three steps to follow.

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There were lots of happy faces as they munched their way through their delicious cooking. Another successful time in the kitchen. Thanks Vicky!

The fours are all looking forward to next term when we make something for Christmas but ssh it’s a surprise 🙂

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It was 4TC, 4SF and 4WS’s turn in the Kitchen this week.

Over the past two days 4TC, 4SF and 4WS have had their chance to have some fun in the kitchen and make something delicious. The jam doughnut muffins were a hit with the grade fours…they enjoyed their school cooked treat. I know their teachers appreciated the hot jam doughnut muffins too! Hopefully they took the recipe home to make some for you 🙂

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Back in the Kitchen…

4TN and 4SW were back in the kitchen again this week making some really yummy jam doughnut muffins. Doughnut/muffins you ask…it was a combination of two recipes put together. They were a real hit with the grade fours too. Hopefully everyone took a recipe home so they can make some for you too.

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We had a great day in the kitchen with Vicky.

I’d like to say a big thank you to three special people, who cleaned up my working space as a surprise.

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Thanks guys, Mrs Brough 🙂

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