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Hi from the Kitchen! March 2016

Date: March 9, 2016 Author: Admin Categories: Blog, General, News

We had great fun in February with Pancake Tuesday and Valentine’s Day. The children have been busy cooking and baking and we all have had a lot of fun.

Our Cookery School made their own pancakes and our chefs prepared 150 pancakes for all of the children and staff to enjoy. Our most favourite topping was strawberry jam!

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes offers a twist on the usual recipe. All you need is a banana, an egg, a pinch of baking powder and a drop of vanilla essence.

Break the egg, stir in a few drops of vanilla essence. Mash the banana and sprinkle with a pinch of baking powder. Combine everything together and cook in the usual way. These make a healthy treat for breakfast or your lunch box.

We all know that eggs are loaded with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, good fats and various trace nutrients. A large egg contains only 77 calories, with 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein and all 9 essential amino acids. Eggs are rich in iron, phosphorous, selenium and vitamins A, B12, B2 and B5.

Did you know that one banana will give you 90 minutes of energy never mind the array of benefits to your body like providing nutrients that regulate heart rhythm together with vitamin compounds for healthy eyes.

Valentine’s Chocolate Brownies


We all love to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Some of the playrooms had especially themed dinners and fancy dress. The older children enjoyed a selection of home-made treats for their ‘Drive-Through Movie’. Others baked cakes and cookies but the most favourite of all was our chocolate brownies, the recipe for which we borrowed from Mary Berry.

Mix together softened butter, caster sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, self-raising flour and chocolate chips. Pour onto a tray and bake in a pre-heated oven (160?C) for 45 minutes.

Our Favourite Dinner


Our salmon dinner was everybody’s favourite! The fish, sourced locally, was lovely. It is easy and simple to cook and the children really enjoyed it. Put it together with some nice creamy mash and seasonal veg and everyone asks for more!

Hope you have great fun with our recipes. We have a great time baking and cooking with the children so go on… try these at home with your family and friends and let us know how you get on.