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Buxton Community School

Buxton Community School

Food and Cookery

Head of Department: Hannah Edwards (Contact)


Key Stage 3

All pupils have the opportunity to study Food and Nutrition at KS3. In year 7 pupils have a twenty lesson module which gives them a good introduction to the subject, and a further 20 lesson module later in the year. In practical lessons pupils will cook a range of simple dishes and will learn the basic food preparation skills.

At the beginning of the course they will be given a recipe book and are asked to provide the necessary ingredients , a container and an apron for each practical lesson. The recipes can also be found by following the link on this website. In addition to developing their practical skills, pupils will learn about choosing a healthy diet and the importance of Food Hygiene.

Students will study Food Technology for 40 lessons in year 8 and 9 on a rotation with other technology subjects. Practical cooking lessons will be once a week and students will be required to bring ingredients and an apron. During practical lessons students will prepare and cook a wide range of dishes which include a variety of traditional British (such as Shepherd’s Pie), foreign main meals (like Lasagne or Curry) and the occasional pudding! All are guaranteed to be delicious and will be enjoyed by families at home. Recipes can be found using the link below.

During theory lessons students will cover a range of topics including the importance of healthy eating for teenagers, planning nutritious diets, food safety and hygiene, wise shopping and budgeting skills.

Rotas 

7a Rota

Thursday 14thSeptember

Fruit Salad

Monday 18th September

Cornflake Crunch

Thursday 28th September

Pasta Salad

Friday 6th October

Pizza

Thursday 12th October

Flapjack

Friday 20th October

Tomato Pasta

Thursday 2nd November

Fruit Crumble

7b Rota 

Wednesday 13thSeptember

Fruit Salad

Thursday 21st September

Cornflake Crunch

Wednesday 27th September

Pasta Salad

Thursday 5th October

Pizza

Wednesday 11th October

Flapjack

Thursday 19th October

Tomato Pasta

Wednesday 1st November

Fruit Crumble

 

8a Rota

Thursday 21st September

Sausage Rolls

Thursday 21st September

Pasta / Rice / Noodles - Free Choice

Thursday 28th September

Victoria Sponge

Thursday 5th October

Quick Curry

Thursday 12thOctober

Spaghetti Bolognese

Thursday 19th October

Swiss Roll

Thursday 2nd November

Burgers

 

8b Rota 

Friday 15th September

Sausage Rolls

Monday 18th September

Pasta / Rice / Noodles - Free Choice

Friday 29th September

Victoria Sponge

Friday 6th October

Quick Curry

Friday 13th October

Spaghetti Bolognese

Friday 20th October

Swiss Roll

Friday 2rd November

Burgers

 

9a Rota

 

Monday 11th September

Cookies

Monday 25th September

Mini Bakewells

Friday 6th October

Shepherd's Pie

Monday 9th October

Sausage Pasta

Friday 20th October

Lemon Meringue Pie

Monday 30th October

Spanish Chicken

 

9b Rota 

Tuesday 12th September

Cookies

Tuesday 19th September

Sausage Pasta

Tuesday 6th October

Shepherd's Pie

Tuesday 17th October

Lemon Meringue Pie

Thursday 26th October

Mini Bakewells

Tuesday 31st October

Spanish Chicken

 

Your child will be participating in practical cookery sessions this half term. It is expected that students bring ingredients from home to cook. It is also useful if they have a suitable container, such as a plastic tub, and an apron to protect their school uniform. On some occasions an oven proof dish may be required.

All recipes are on the school website for your information.

If you are unable to provide ingredients please ring Miss Edwards on 01298 212158

Year 7 Ingredients List

Fruit Salad

You can choose any fruit that you like!
E.g. apple, pear, orange, banana, grapes, kiwi, plums etc
1 lemon
2 tablespoons of sugar.

 

Pasta Salad

150g pasta shapes
100g cheese/tuna/ham/chicken etc
3 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad cream
Then choose from these vegetables or others you like! Tomato pepper cucumber carrot onion sweet corn, peanuts, celery, apple, sultanas.

 

Crunchy Crumble

1 tin fruit pie filling e.g. cherry/apple
100g self raising flour
50g sugar
50g hard margarine
50g oats

                                           

Scone based Pizza

1 pizza base
Tomato puree
100g cheese
Optional ingredients: mushrooms pineapple ham etc

 

Fruit Buns

100g self raising flour
100g soft margarine
100g sugar
2 eggs
1 eating apple
12 bun cases

 

Stir Fry

1 packet ready to wok noodles
1 clove garlic
1 small onion
4 mushrooms
1 carrot
1 pepper
1 sachet stir fry sauce or soy sauce
Chicken breast
You can include bean sprouts if you wish.

 

Home made tomato sauce for pasta or chicken

1 tin chopped Tomatoes
1 onion
1 clove garlic
1 pepper
1 chicken or vegetable stock cube
1 teaspoon mixed herbs

 

Fruity Chicken Curry

300g chicken
1 onion
1 apple
1 chicken stock cube
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons tomato puree
25g sultanas

 

Easter Nests

200g chocolate
4 big handfuls of cereal!
20 bun cases
Easter decorations, e.g. mini eggs

 

Chocolate Log

1 small chocolate Swiss roll
150 g icing sugar
75 g soft margarine
Christmas decorations                                      

 

Scones

200g self raising Flour
50g hard margarine
50g granulated sugar
¼ pint milk
½ teaspoon baking powder
50g sultanas/ cherries or cheese

 

Flapjack

50g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
75g granulated sugar
100g margarine or butter
75g oats
50g cornflakes
1 tablespoon syrup

 

Mexican bean soup

1 small onion
1 clove garlic
1 small can of kidney beans or baked beans
Half teaspoon of chilli powder
1 tin chopped Tomatoes
1 pepper
1 vegetable stock cube

 

Cornflake Crunch

200g Chocolate
3 tablespoon golden syrup
50g margarine
100g cornflakes

 

Pasta sauce

1 table spoon oil
1 table spoon tomato puree
1 onion
1 tin chopped Tomatoes
1 pepper
1 stock cube
1 clove garlic
Pinch salt & pepper

 

Minestrone Soup

Choose a few vegetables from the list below - you don't them all!

1 clove garlic
¼ cabbage
1 onion
1 stick celery
1 carrot
Green beans
1 potato
1 tomato
1-2 rashers cooked bacon *optional
1 stock cube
2 tbsp tomato puree
25g broken spaghetti or pasta shapes
Optional: herbs/black pepper

 

Fancy Fish Fingers

2 boneless, skinless fish fillets (or chicken breasts)
Breadcrumbs
An egg or natural yoghurt
Optional flavourings: spices, herbs etc.

 

Rock Cakes

100g self raising flour
50g caster sugar
50g butter or marg
1 egg

Optional Flavourings& fillings
(Lemon/orange/jam/ Choc chips/ Cherries/cheese etc)

 

Omelette

3 eggs
30g cheese
10g butter

 

Rocky Road

100g butter
175g chocolate
2 tbsp syrup
125g biscuits
25g marshmallows
75g cherries
bun cases or a tray to take home in

Year 8 Ingredients List

Sausage Rolls

1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry
6 good quality sausages
1 egg
Flavourings, choose from mustard, herbs, chutney/pickle, apple sauce etc

 

Chocolate Torte

You will need a dish to make it in!

200g digestive biscuits
75g butter/ margarine
200g plain or white chocolate
1 small carton cream
½ tin condensed milk
Optional fruit to decorate

 

Quick Curry

300g chicken
1 onion
1 tin Tomatoes
1 pepper
2 tablespoons curry paste, eg Patak’s
(Optional: 1 small tub cream)

 

design your own burger

400g minced beef/ lamb/ turkey/ pork
1 onion
1 stock cube
Optional: pepper, herbs, cheese, grated apple,

 

Carbonara

150g pasta
4 slices bacon
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
100g cheese
1 small tub cream
2 eggs
50g frozen peas or small tin sweet corn

 

Cheesecake

You will need a dish to make this in
200g digestive biscuits
75 g butter
250g cream cheese e.g. Philadelphia
1 tin condensed milk
2 lemons or limes
Fruit to decorate

 

Victoria Sandwich

150g self raising flour
150g soft margarine or butter
150g sugar
3 eggs
2 tablespoons jam

 

Swiss Roll


3 eggs
75g caster sugar
75g plain flour
3 tablespoons jam
1 extra tablespoon caster sugar

 

Rock Buns

200g self raising flour
50g margarine
50g granulated sugar
1 egg

 

Bolognese

400g minced beef or turkey
1 onion
1 tin Tomatoes
1 pepper
1 carrot
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon herbs
2 tablespoons tomato puree
1 stock cube

Chilli con Carne

Just add 1 tin drained kidney Beans 1 teaspoon chilli powder to the recipe above!

Cheese Bread Scones

225 g self raising flour
200g cheese
100g butter/margarine
2 eggs
Fillings of your choice eg ham spring onions sun dried tomatoes   sweetcorn   grapes

 

Pasta Bake

150g pasta
1 pint milk
50g plain flour
50g butter/margarine
100g cheese + 25g for the top
Optional fillings: tomatoes sweetcorn tuna peppers ham

Cheese Sauce

You may cook either cauliflower or broccoli cheese, or macaroni. You need an oven proof dish too.
1 pint milk
50g flour
50g butter/ margarine
150g cheddar cheese
1 cauliflower or large broccoli, or 150g macaroni (pasta)

 

Thai Curry

1 onion
1 pepper
1 carton or tin coconut milk
Chicken breast
1 tablespoon Thai curry paste
1 stock cube
Optional extra:  lime juice, fish sauce, mushrooms spring onions, herbs

 

Stroganoff

You can alter this recipe to make either Stroganoff or Goulash! Just miss out the cream if you want to make Goulash!

300g pork, beef frying steak or chicken
1 onion
100g mushrooms
1 pepper
2 tablespoons tomato puree
1 tin tomatoes
2 teaspoons paprika
1 clove garlic
(1 small carton cream)

 

Minestrone soup

1 clove garlic
¼ cabbage
1 onion
1 carrot
1 stick celery
1 potato
1 tomato
1-2 rashers bacon
1 stock cube -800 ml water
1 tbsp tomato puree
25g broken spaghetti
Optional herbs/black pepper

 

Leek and Potato Soup

2 large leeks
2 large potatoes
1 chicken / veg stock cube

 

Spicy Tomato Soup

1 onion
1 carrot
1 potato
1 tin tomatoes
1 stock cube
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tablespoon tomato puree

 

Sweet and sour chicken

300g chicken breasts
1 onion
2 carrots
1 pepper
1 small tin pineapple and juice
1 stock cube
2 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp sugar

 

Cheesecake

You will need a cake tin/dish to take this home in)

Base

125g digestive biscuits
50g butter

Topping
300g cream cheese ie: Philadelphia
50g icing sugar
140ml double cream

Optional Flavourings and Fillings
Vanilla extrat
Lemon
Lime
Strawberries
Rasperries
Kiwi
White chocolate
etc.

Year 9 Ingredients List

Sausage Pasta

6 good quality sausages
1 onion
2 large carrots
2 cloves garlic
1 tin tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato puree
1 chicken stock cube
1 teaspoon herbs
150g pasta

 

 Chicken Stew and a side dish of your choice

(Choose any veg you like - see suggestions below)

1 packet skinless boneless chicken thighs or fillets
4 bacon rashes (optional)
1  onion
2 sticks celery
Mushrooms
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 chicken stock cube
1 carrots
1-2 leeks
1 tbsp corn flour to thicken
Optional: bay leaf, tsp thyme, salt & pepper

Bring a container and transfer to your oven proof dish at home!

 

Dauphinoise Potatoes (optional side dish for chicken stew)

You will need an oven proof dish/ tray

250ml double cream
250ml milk
1 garlic clove
3-4 potatoes
100g  cheese (optional)

 

Potato cobbler topping (optional side dish for chicken stew)

2 large potatoes
250g self raising flour
100g butter
125ml milk
1 teaspoon salt

 

Bread 

225g strong plain flour
1x 6g sachet easy blend yeast
½ tsp salt
2 tablespoons oil
150ml warm water

For bread based pizza bring toppings eg cheese tomato puree etc

 

Puff Pastry pie

Bring your own baking sheet if you can!
1 block puff pastry
1 egg
 

Choose your own pie filling! Here are some ideas……

Cheese and onion: 200g cheese, 2 onions
Ham and Vegetable: 4 slices ham, 1 onion, 100g cheese, 1 small tin sweet corn or 1 eating apple, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
Apple: 2 cooking apples, 100g sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Minced beef and onion: 200g mince beef, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 1 beef stock cube, 1 tablespoon flour
Chicken and Broccoli: 2 chicken breasts, 1 onion, 1 head broccoli, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 chicken stock cube, ¼ pint milk or cream

 

Cupcakes

Design and make your own fancy cakes!

100g margarine
100g caster sugar
100g self raising flour
2 eggs
Cupcake cases x6
Flavourings, e.g. cocoa, coffee, dried or fresh fruits, choc chips, coconut, lemon/lime etc!
Butter icing: 200g icing sugar, 75g soft margarine

You may also bring food colouring and decorations bring a tin to take them home

 

Choc Chip Cookies

100g soft margarine
75g sugar
175g self raising flour
100g choc chips
2 tablespoons syrup

 

Lasagne

You will need a large oven proof dish!

Bolognese: See recipe in year 8 section
8 Lasagne Sheets
Cheese sauce: 1 pint milk, 50g flour, 50g butter, 200g cheese

 

Bakewell Tarts

150g plain flour
75g hard margarine or butter
1 egg
50g caster sugar
50g self raising flour
50g soft margarine
4 tbsp jam
50g margarine
(Optional: Flaked almonds to decorate)

 

Apple pies

200g plain flour
110g butter
2 baking apples
80g sugar plus extra for toppings
Optional cinnamon

 

Brownies

Bring your own 20cm cake tin or dish

175g cheap plain chocolate
175 butter
3 medium eggs
250g castor sugar
75g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
50g chopped walnuts optional

 

Naan bread

250g plain flour
2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
120mls milk
50mls vegetable oil

 

Keema

400g minced beef
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
100g frozen peas
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 teaspoon curry powder
1 stock cube

 

Lemon meringue pie

Biscuit base
200g digestive biscuits
75g butter or margarine

Filling
50g cornflour
50g granulated sugar
2 lemons
2 egg yolks
½ pint water

Meringue
2 egg whites
50g caster sugar

 

Shepherds pie

350g mince beef or lamb
1 onion
2 carrots
1 beef stock cube
6 large potatoes
Milk
25g butter

 

Flat Bread

200g plain flour
2 table spoons oil
1 teaspoon salt
Flavourings eg herbs curry powder

 

Toad in the Hole

You will need an oven proof dish

1 pack of sausages
1 pack of bacon (back or streaky)
380ml milk
160g plain flour
4 eggs
Mixed herbs (optional)

For the gravy
1 large onion
1 stock cube
60g plain flour to thicken

 

Hot Apple Pizza

Base

175g strong white flour
25g butter or margarine
1 sachet easy blend yeast

Topping

2 medium cooking apples
2 tablespoons of apple juice
50g raisins
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp sugar
3 eating apples
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 heaped tbsp broown sugar

 

Chicken Bake

You will need an oven proof dish

3 large baking potatoes
2 cloves of garlic
50g butter
300g chicken
1 onion
100g frozen peas
1 chicken stock cube

For the Sauce

50g flour
50g butter
1 pint milk

Key Stage 4

Food and Cookery VCERT Level 2

This is a vocational qualification which is of the equivalent level of a GCSE, students may opt for this in Year 9 when they choose their options.

The course comprises 4 units.

Unit 1 Preparing to cook:

In this unit the students produce a portfolio of work which is assessed by the class teacher. Students study good kitchen hygiene practices, produce risk assessments and understand the purpose and stages of a recipe. There is a lot of practical cookery and students are assessed in practical lessons by their class teacher. The compulsory dishes are, winter vegetable soup, spaghetti bolognese, cauliflower cheese, apple pie, vegetable curry, fish or chicken pie. Students can select their own recipes and make suitable accompaniments to their dishes.

Unit 2 Understanding food:

In this unit students study food provenance, seasonality, factors affecting food choice and research ideas for their 6 chosen dishes which must include, pastry, rice, vegetarian, meat, fruit  and pasta. Assessment is based on their portfolio of work.

Unit 3: Understanding balanced diets

This unit is assessed in an external examination and is 25% of the qualification. Students are tested on their understanding of nutrition and healthy eating.

Unit 4: Cooking dishes in response to a brief

Students are given a scenario which they must research and cook suitable dishes in response to. For example setting up a new café in the town or producing appealing school meals. They are assessed on their portfolio of work.

NCFE Qualification Website