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St Clare's Catholic Primary School

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St. Clare's Kitchen

As part of the curriculum, all the children will be developing life skills including cooking. Each class will cook from a different recipe. Here are some of the recipes we will be using:




Pre-heat oven to 160c



225g Plain flour

50g Corn flour

175g Soft butter

125g Honey


1. Put all ingredients into a bowl.

2. Mix together well until you have a dough.

3. Place in a round tin and flatten.

4. Score lines across the dough and make a pattern with a fork.

5. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.

6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.




Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 50 mins


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups (1 32oz box) low sodium beef broth
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup bread cubes, french or ciabatta
  • 1 cup grated swiss cheese


1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.

2. Add the onions and salt and cook until onions start to turn golden brown, stirring occasionally about 30 minutes.

3. Add the garlic, sugar, thyme and bay leaf and cook an additional 10 minutes.

4. Add the stock and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and simmer until the onions are very tender, about 10 minutes.

5. Heat the oven to broil.  Place the bread cubes on a baking sheet and broil for 3-5 minutes, or until crisp and golden.

6. Ladle the soup into oven-proof bowls.  Top each bowl of soup with a handful of croutons and a handful of cheese.

7. Place under the broiler until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.




Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Resting time: 1 hour 30 minutes


Servings: 16

Calories: 133 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees)
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt (divided)
  • 3 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
  • spray bottle with ice water


1. To a stand mixer add the warm water, yeast and sugar and let sit for 10 minutes until cloudy.

2. Add the oil, half the salt and 2 cups of the flour with the dough hook and let it combine on medium speed adding the flour in 1/4 cup increments until the dough starts to come together and eventually starts to pull away from the bowl, then turn up the speed and let it knead for 5 minutes.

3. Add to an oiled bowl and turn in the bowl to coat with oil then cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm spot until it doubles in size for 60 minutes.

4. Divide the dough into 16 balls, place on a greased baking sheet and let rise for an additional 30 minutes then brush gently with butter and sprinkle with remaining salt before baking at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes, spraying the dough with ice water twice halfway through the baking process to make the crust chewier.


Nutrition Facts for French Bread Rolls

Calories 133

Fat 3g (5%)

Saturated Fat 2g (13%)

Cholesterol 3mg (1%)

Sodium 292mg (13%)

Potassium 31mg (1%)

Carbohydrates 22g (7%)

Sugar 1g (1%)

Protein 2g (4%)

Vitamin A 45IU (1%)

Calcium 5mg (1%)

Iron 1.3mg (7%)






Cheddar cheese 40g

Plain flour 85g

Butter 40g

1 egg, beaten

Milk splash


  1. Use a little butter to grease a baking sheet and set the oven to preheat at 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Sieve the flour into a bowl and add the butter
  3. Rub in the butter until it creates "breadcrumbs"
  4. Add the cheese, then half the beaten egg and mix with a knife.  Bring the dough together with your hands.
  5. Rolle out the dough on a floured surface until it is 1/2 cm thick.  Cut out the "straws" and place on the baking sheet.
  6. Glaze with the rest of the egg if you have enough, or some milk.
  7. Put in the oven for 10 minutes until golden brown.