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Monday, April 14, 2008

Apple or Banana Muffins

This is a great recipe for using lots of maths concepts when cutting up the apples and banana. Thank you to one of our children for sharing this yummy recipe.

2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
100 gm butter
1 cup milk
4 level tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups chopped apple or ripe bananas

Mix dry ingredients in bowl. Melt butter. Add this to lightly beaten egg and milk.
Tip liquid into dry ingredients. Fold in - do not overmix
Add fruit.
Place in greased tins. (and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.)
Bake at 220C for 12 minutes.

Chocolate and Banana Muffins

This is a favourite recipe of one of our children. We would love you to share your favourite recipes so we can trial them at kindergarten and maybe even publish our own cook book.

2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp salt

100 gms butter
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup (2-3) mashed bananas

With a fork, stir together in a large bowl the flour, caster sugar, chocolate chips and salt.

In another container, melt the butter, remove from the heat, then add the milk, egg and vanilla and beat well.

Mash and measure the bananas and stir them into the liquid. Tip all the liquid mixture into the bowl with the dry mixture. Fold everything together carefully until all the flour is dampened, stopping before the mixture is smooth.

Grease muffin trays. Fill 3/4 fill. Bake at 220C for 12-15 mins until muffins spring back when pressed in the centre.

Butterfly Cakes

We made this recipe at our International Day and as a result of the big interest
in butterfly catching.

125 gms butter
125 gms sugar
3 eggs
175 gms flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbs milk

Beat butter and sugar to a crem, add eggs, beat then flour and baking powder which has been sifted. Lastly add milk.

Half fill paper cases with mixture. Place in oven and bake 10-15 mins at 150C. When cool, cut a circle piece out of each, cut piece in half. Put a small teaspoon of whipped cream in cake. Place wings on top of cream. Now you are ready to eat this yummy treat.

Rainbow Ice Cream

The children have become inventors and created their own recipe choosing to add hokey pokey they had made, mushed raspberry, chocolate chips and marsh mellows. You can create your own.

2 eggs separated
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbs warm water
1 (300 ml) bottle cream
1/2 tsp vanilla

Beat egg whites in a large bowl until peaks turn over. Add half the sugar and beat again.

Beat yolks and water in a small bowl until frothy. Add remaining sugar and beat until thick and light.

Whip the cream. Add vanilla, then fold the three mixturs together. Cover and freeze.

Replace the vanilla with other essence, pureed fruit, passionfruit pulp, small pieces of chocolate etc etc. Using amounts to suit your self.