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Indian cooking day

Our Indian cooking day proved to be as exciting for the children as it was for the adults.

We all worked hard in preparing the area and priming the children with basic food safety instructions. Hair tied back, hands washed and sleeves rolled up the day began.

First in was HB5 to prepare a vegetable curry along with HB8 who had the task of making samosas. Thankfully the vegetables had been precooked the night before by Loughton’s own Pru Leith, otherwise known as Mrs McPherson.  The first session had gone well with no problems. After break came HB7. Their job was to create a Quorn chicken biryani. The children all worked really well in their groups and enjoyed making it.

After lunch came HB6, they had the task of making chapattisand coconut barfi. Maths came in useful as the ingredients had to be weighed, sieved and mixed together in a bowl (if we were lucky). After the adults had been instructed on how to use the stoves all went ahead really well.

At the end of the day the children enjoyed being served their feast and, for many, trying new foods.