Active Kids Get cooking Breakfast Challenge

Mrs Nicoll’s S4 Hospitality class have been busy creating wonderful ideas for a delicious breakfast as part of the special challenge within ‘Active Kids get cooking’ opportunities.

Initially pupils investigated ideas on the internet, looking at different breakfasts in various countries. They then tried some of the ideas within class time. Pupils were then put into pairs/groups to work on developing the ones they decided they liked most. Ideas included baked doughnuts, fruity crepes, a variety of fruity drinks.smoothies/mooless,variations of french toast and welsh rarebit.

Staff were then invited to sample the dishes and decide on the entries we would send off as part of the national competition. 3 dishes were chosen from a very high standard.

The winning dishes were :-

Toffee Apple & Raspberry porridge with honey & greek yogurt drizzle, plus a refreshing fruit smoothie – created by Blair Forlow – S4

Hawaiian tropical crepes with mango coulis, coconut cream and crshed pineapple- with Morning Caribbean mooless- created by Hannah Burns – S4

Egg stuffed baked tomatoes with welsh rarebit topping, asparagus and tomato accompaniments followed by Berry stuffed frech brioche with poached peaches and a Merry berry smoothie on the side. – created by Lee Sneddon

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A great effort by all pupils involved. They seemed to enjoy the challenge and using their own recipes to achieve such good results.

Well done!

Active Kids get Cooking in Home Economics

Active Kids get cookingOpen to all S1/2 pupils in Preston Lodge High School

Why not take part in the ‘Bronze Award’ competition? There are 4 categories to choose from. Come up with an original idea or alter a recipes you have used or seen on TV. All entries should be submitted to the Home Economics department by Friday 7th November. 4 recipes will be chosen from each category and their will be a final’cook off’ at the end of November. If you require more information, ask any member of the Home Economics Department. Don’t miss out, prizes to be won!!!
Choose from the following options:-

  1. Super Shake – Develop a dairy based drink or smoothie which promotes the 5-a-day message. The drink should be for everyone to enjoy at breakfast time.
  2. Seasonal Soup – Make a hearty soup that encourages people to eat more seasonal vegetables and follows current healthy eating guidelines, particularly reducing salt content by using alternative flavourings.
  3. Top Toastie – Plan, prepare and cook a range of toasted sandwiches that could be sold at a youth club. Use a range of different types of bread and fillings.
  4. Local food – Plan, prepare and cook a recipe that reflects a local or regional area from around Scotland. Consider ways in which healthier cooking practices could be used.