We welcomed Gustave back to cookery this week, after more than a year’s absence. The children requested to make smoothies and milkshakes which went down well on a hot summer’s day. They also made chewy chocolate chip cookies.
For many months now, David D has been asking for sticky rice. So, to go with it they made Char Siu pork which had been marinated in many ingredients including soya sauce, hoisin sauce and Chinese five spice. They enjoyed the meal take-away style for supper.
This week I nearly had a full house of Year 8 girls. It often becomes quite difficult to know what to make as everybody seems to like different things, but after discussing this with the girls the common theme seemed to be chocolate. Therefore, we ended up making chocolate mousse with strawberries dipped in chocolate for the whole of the boarding house and staff.
At last, some delighted girls made it to cookery as they had home matches. The enchiladas were mouth-wateringly good and nearly didn’t make it down to supper! Some children made toppings from avocado, spring onions and soured cream.
As you can probably see from the photos, the quality of the Swiss rolls was incredible! All were light, fluffy and evenly baked. They varied from chocolate and cream to plain sponge with jam and cream. The cooks very kindly shared them with the other boarders for pudding at suppertime.