Videos: Brilliant baking

Teachers' Guide

This is the main guide for Cooking and food skills for children aged 5-8 years.

Key Fact 1

There is a variety of ingredients that can be used for cooking.

Key Fact 2

There are lots of different pieces of equipment used in cooking, some of which have special jobs.

Key Fact 3

There are a number of basic food skills which enable us to cook a variety of dishes.

Key Fact 4

It is important to store, prepare and cook food safely and hygienically.

Key Fact 5

When planning to cook, we need to consider the time of day, person and occasion.

Videos: Peel, chop and grate

See how to prepare fruit and vegetables safely.

Video downloads - Peel, chop and grate

See how to prepare fruit and vegetables safely.

Cool creations

Non-cook recipes for the primary school classroom.

Videos: Cool creations

See how to make some recipes that do not need any cooking!

Video downloads - Cool creations

See how to make some recipes that do not need any cooking!

Hot and happening

Recipes that involve the use of the grill or hob.

Videos: Hot and happening

See how to cook delicious hot meals.

Video downloads - Hot and happening

See how to cook delicious hot meals.

Brilliant baking

Baking recipes for the primary classroom.

Videos: Brilliant baking

See how to bake a range of recipes.

Video downloads - Brilliant baking

See how to bake a range of recipes.

Special smoked haddock samosas

Special smoked haddock samosas

First get the equipment ready.

Next, get the ingredients.

Snip the spring onions into the bowl.

Then add the mixed vegetables, smoked haddock and curry powder.

Tear in the coriander. Next, juice the lime.

Then, add the juice to the bowl. Next, stir the ingredients well.

The fish can be broken up with the back of the spoon.

Place a sheet of filo pastry on the chopping board and fold in half.

Next, brush the pastry with a little oil.

Place a spoon or two of the mixture in the bottom left-hand corner.

Fold the bottom right-hand corner over the mixture to form a triangle.

Continue to folder the triangular shape towards the end of the filo pastry.

Carefully place the samosa onto the baking tray.

Repeat this process with the remaining mixture and filo pastry.

Finally, brush the samosas with a little oil.

Wearing oven gloves, place the samosas in the oven to bake for 10 - 15 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Wearing oven gloves, remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

Fantastic fish cakes

In this demonstration you will see how to make cod and vegetable fish cakes.

Fancy fish fingers

In this demonstration you will discover how to make salmon fish fingers.

Bread

In this demonstration you will see bread being made. There are hundred of different varieties of bread, which are eaten throughout the world. Bread is made from flour, which is milled from wheat.

Delicious Dough

In this demonstration, you will see bread dough being used to make something savoury and something sweet.

Fruit Scones

In this demonstration, you will see fruit scones being made. Making scones uses a method called rubbing-in. Scones can be sweet or savoury.

Cheese Straws

In this demonstration, you will see cheese straws being made (a type of savoury biscuit). This recipe uses a method called rubbing-in.

Gingerbread People

In this demonstration, you will see gingerbread people being made. This recipe uses the melting method to make biscuits.

Blueberry Muffins

In this demonstration, you will see blueberry muffins being made.

Special smoked haddock samosas

During this demonstration you will see how to create delicious smoked haddock samosas.