# News from 56C – Episode 5

This week’s episode of News from 56C has been produced by Jarryd and Jessica. You can find out information about our class novel, interschool sports, what we prepared in Kitchen, our class inquiry topic and what we have been learning in Maths. Kelly will even share some examples of how to convert fractions into decimals and percentages. Check out the episode below!

# A Fantastic Day In The Kitchen!

A Fantastic Day In The Kitchen

Our 5/6C kitchen day started as usual. Everyone piled through the door to be the first one to get an apron and stand around the bench. Today’s menu started off great. The desert of the day was going to be a yummy apple pie with ice cream! Pasta, also something on the menu, was something I was definitely looking forward to.  The Cos Cos salads main ingredients were the chick peas and tomato. The bread hopefully would turn out great. The menu was off to a great start. It sounded yummy and we were all dying to start cooking.

In the amazing group I was in there were, Zak, Jessica, Jesse,  Malinthi and I. Our helper of the day was the lovely Malinthi’s mum. The group started well with Zak and Jesse arguing as usual. All of us started off by chopping some pumpkin. The pumpkin that was going to be the main ingredient in the sauce and pasta. After the pumpkin was out of the way came the dreaded onion. It had most of us close to tears. The pumpkin and onion was the biggest part of the sauce. Next came the green leaves, paisley, chives and the unforgettable leak. The leak had us all laughing at Zak’s incredible humour. Zak had given us a dumb-struck look when we told him that leaks come from spring onions!

After all our chopping came the wet and slippery washing up. I had been put as the washer with Zak and Jesse the dryers. we started slow but then we got our grove and finished the job. For the worst part of kitchen it could be quiet fun. But then we had to clean up all the mess the water made.

After all the hard work was done we had a chance to sit down relax and eat! the Cos Cos was really nice. The chicken peas made the whole thing better. The bread was cooked perfectly. the pasta was my favourite I had 2 serves of that! The desert was really yummy! I loved how it had the ice cream on top.

My group was awesome. I really enjoy my kitchen classes. Being in the same group as Malinthi is great because I have one of my friends with me. I Really enjoy kitchen on a weekly bases. Today’s kitchen was great!

# Kitchen was Fantastic

Our Great group helper was Ms Brown. My group was the fried Green Tomatoes. In my group was Amber, Ryan, Jessie and I. My group made the Cos Cos salad it was amazing. It was really hard because we had to make more Cos Cos at the end about 10 minutes before we we meat to go and sit down to have Snack. In the Cos Cos Slade it had Tomato, for 5 minutes at the end Amber and I needed to keep fluffing the coc cos until it all mixed in.

My Favourite meal would have to be the Apple pie.

# Kitchen Today

Today we cooked a fabulous three course meal in the Kitchen; soup, salad, potatoes, tarts and a slice for dessert. Everyone was raving about the food after the session – perhaps you would like to cook the meal for your family sometime this week. The soup was certainly my favourite!

Let us know if you do cook the meal at home!

This is the recipe for the pizza dough we made in Kitchen last week. Why not give it a go at home this weekend and treat your family to some special home-made pizzas!

Makes the equivilent of a medium size loaf in a 700 gram tin.

DRY INGREDIENTS

• 430 grams (3 cups) Bakers Flour
• 2 teaspoons dry active yeast
• 1 1/2 tsp bread improver
• 1 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 tsp sugar

WET INGREDIENTS

• 300 ml warm – hot water
• 2 teaspoons olive oil

METHOD

1. Collect ingredients and utensils.
2. Carefully measure the exact amounts.
3. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
4. Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl or jug.
5. Stir yeast and oil mixture into dry ingredients and using a spatula. Combine to form a firm, but moist dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth (a few minutes only).
6. Place dough in a large lightly oiled bowl. Cover with lightly oiled plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
7. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Lightly dust a bread tin with flour and semolina
8. Divide the dough and form into the required loaves, rolls or pizza bases.
9. If making pizza bases roll out immediately and sprinkle with your favourite toppings.
10. If making bread or rolls, shape, (place loaves into bread tins or rolls onto a floured tray), spray with water, or brush with glaze, sprinkle with seeds and allow to prove (rise) until double in size.
11. Bake in a hot oven for about 15 – 30 minutes (depending on the size of the product you have made) or until golden. Note: When cooked, the base of the bread or rolls should sound hollow when tapped.
12. Cool on a wire rack.
Image from http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/14433/pizza+dough