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Setting up an after school cookery club for 4-7 year olds. What to cook in an hour?

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AnyoneForPimms Thu 09-Jun-11 09:45:11


Fed up that children don't seem to do enough cooking in schools these days I have suggested to my DD's school that we set up a cooking club.

I am running this after school with the help of 3 teachers so small groups of 5 children each.

Can you come up with quick to make, maybe no cook receipes that the kids will enjoy making within one hour to include a bit of clearing up?

We have access to small cooker and hob.


I really want this to work as all places were taken within one hour of news letter going out and there is a waiting list already!!

colditz Thu 09-Jun-11 09:48:11

Pizzas, definitely. You get some pizza bases, and you have the toppings ready prepped in tuppaware, and bingo, you have quick pizza!

Crispy cakes - for this age group, you must make crispy cakes.

fairy cakes - very easy

Pasta salad. Precook the pasta if you must, otherwise same principle as pizza, have ingredients prepped and ready to add.

Sandwiches - I'm not being weird, it's a big thing for a small child to learn to make their very own sandwich.

throckenholt Thu 09-Jun-11 09:50:38

cooking without a cooker is a bit tricky !!

Maybe fruit salad, chocolate crispies. Pizzas - ready to take home and cook. Biscuits - again to take home and cook.

Marne Thu 09-Jun-11 09:59:41

Our school does cooking on a friday (only a few children each week), the do pizza, cheese cake, pasta salad, cereal bars and cup cakes.

AnyoneForPimms Thu 09-Jun-11 10:00:12

We do have a small cooker and hob smile

Marne Thu 09-Jun-11 10:04:00

they could fill wrapps (chicken ect...)?
cheese straws?

bamboostalks Thu 09-Jun-11 10:07:38

There are lots of programs set up for this already. Sainsbury's produced a fab schools cookery pack which is very nutritionally sound, yummy and cheap etc... Have you checked with LA?

Graciescotland Thu 09-Jun-11 10:08:40

V. unhealthy but Rocky road is always popular.

If you can scare up some plastic ice cream tubs scones are good.

Pour in flour and baking powder put lid on, first child shakes tub, add some fat (oil) second child shakes tub, add (presoaked) raisins third child shakes tub, add water fourth child shakes. knead then everyone can cut out their own scone.

Always amazed at how popular shaking a plastic tub is with children smile

AnyoneForPimms Thu 09-Jun-11 13:31:36

That sound interesting Gracie! Might try that at home first

Sorry bamboo what's LA?? confused

AnyoneForPimms Thu 09-Jun-11 18:46:37

Looks like the cooker is no go.

Tried out some cheese straws today and they took forever to cook. sad

Any other no cook recipes please?

Marne Thu 09-Jun-11 19:49:53


no bake cake?

Psychpineapple Thu 09-Jun-11 20:20:35

My dc have bought home from their 45mins cookery club -
Fairy cakes

Can't think of any others at mo

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