We made apple crumble together in the school kitchen. Firstly, the children shared out the ready peeled and chopped apples before adding some sugar to them. Next, in small groups, the children weighed out the flour, sugar and butter using weighing scales (good use of their maths’ skills for maths’ week!) They made the crumble topping by rubbing the butter into the flour and sugar mix using their fingertips – we were really impressed how good they were at this. Finally, they covered their apple with crumble mix before adding a sprinkling of sugar to the top. We baked them for approximately 15 minutes, allowing them to cool before taking them home or a final 10 minutes in the oven before serving. They even had to clear up after themselves, clearing the bowls and utensils away, wiping the tables and sweeping the floor.
We made savoury tarts using puff pastry, tomato purée, seasonal vegetables (carrots, mushrooms and kale), mozzarella, olive oil and basil. We chose vegetables of different colours for their nutritional values. The children enjoyed peeling and chopping the carrots, slicing the mushrooms, tearing up the kale and basil and sprinkling on the cheese.