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Cooking Club : 2014-2015


Here are some healthy recipes we used in cooking club



Healthy Recipes


Stir Fry








Grated Carrot

Quorn Chicken

Soya  Sauce





Cut and prepare vegetables put oil in pan, heat oil until hot

.place vegetables in pan and cook for a few minutes to soften.

Add quorn chicken if desired

Placenoodles in pan cook until soft.

Add soya sauce stiring regulary until cooked.










Baked Potatoes



Baked potatoes

Tuna and sweetcorn







Place potatoes in oven and cook until crispy

Remove from oven and cut in a cross

squeeze potatoes gently

add desired fillings



100g olive oil spread

50g light muscavado sugar

2 x 15ml spoons clear honey

100g self raising flour

100g oats

50g raisins

1.25ml spoon mixed spice





1. Turn on the oven to 170C or gas mark 3.

2. Line the baking sheets with greaseproof paper.

3.Turn on the hob to a low heat. Place the olive spread, sugar and honey in a a saucepan and stir until melted. If you have a microwave, place in a microwaveable bowl and heat on high for one minute.

4. Stir in the flour, oats and raisins. Mix well.

5. Using the tablespoon, place spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets. This should make around 15. Space them well apart.

6. Flatten the tops slightly with a fork.

7. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and crisp on the base.

8. Leave to cool on the wire rack.

9. Enjoy!!!!

Once again thank you to all parents who have made delicious dishes for the" Birches Green Bake Off". It was a huge success.

The dishes presented really did reflect everyday life of traditional family meals. Your support for the children has been so

overwhelming and the children have clearly enjoyed your participation. The winner was a chocalate cheesecake made by Alex and his Mum.  Well done everyone.


Birches Green Bake Off 2014


Many thanks to all the parents and children who attended cooking club this week. It was a great success!!!! The children really benefit from your participation and they all enjoyed tasting the different foods. The variety of foods and cooking skills together with the diversity of different dishes from around the world, clearly demonstrates we have many talented parents. Also many thanks to parents who have sent in photographs of cooking with their children and their recipes.

The winners of each session will take part in the grand final on Tuesday 1st July at 2.30pm. Look forward to seeing you there.

Many thanks to Faiths mum for sending in the lovely picture of the salad Faith help her to make. Hope you both enjoyed it!!! Also the lovely recipe of the banana loaf cake. It tasted delicious and we will be trying this at home.

Cooking club is run by Ms Meade, Mrs Haynes and Mrs Skeffington.  The sessions are held weekly, after school for children who are invited to attend by the school.  The groups change after 3 or 4 weeks so lots of children will get the opportunity to attend!


Jacket potatoes

Healthy eating - stir fry

Many thanks to those parents who have sent in pictures of their children cooking at home. Looking forward to seeing what other delicious family meals you have made.
Children and parents also made healthy wraps. Then the children designed their own healthy plates of food.
Our first session on healthy eating, parents and children attended together. We discussed healthy and unhealthy foods and our ideas.

Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry eat your heart out. Birches Green bake off wins hands down.

A huge thank you to all the parents for joining us and making the last week truly memorable. The children have enjoyed the experience.
We peeled and chopped our own apples to make apple crumble. It was hard work! We took our crumbles home to cook and eat.
As well as cooking we write menus and accounts of our cooking experiences!
We made baked potatoes and chose our own fillings. They were delicious!