lunes, 8 de diciembre de 2014

Gluten-Free Gingersnap Cookie Recipe

That´s a very special post for me,i really think how important is to combine food with sport,and also I like healthy food,and we have kids with different problems,celiacs,alergics,etc..
Here we are going to cook some great cookies,but the difference is that we are going to teach them that there are some kids that have to be careful with some ingredients,so let´s do it without gluten!!!!
They are so so yummy aswell,and we can decorate them also with yummy things!!!!
I´ve got the recipe from a great blog i really like find it here

Here we will work how important is the tolerance,they have to grow up knowing that we have to be tolerant with the other,and we have to respect everybody.

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature OR dairy-free Spectrum organic vegetable shortening at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown cane sugar, pressed firmly into measuring cup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup / 127 grams / 4.5 ounces garbanzo bean flour (Bob's Red Mill brand used in this recipe)
  • 1 cup / 140 grams / 4.9 ounces sweet sorghum flour (Authentic Foods brand used in this recipe)
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup granulated cane sugar to roll dough ball in prior to baking
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl use an electric mixer or stand mixer to cream butter and sugar. Add egg, molasses and vanilla and beat until combined.
In a separate bowl, mix flours, spices, salt, baking powder and soda. Whisk to thoroughly blend. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined and smooth. The batter will be thick.
Cover bowl and chill cookie dough in refrigerator for about 1 hour. Or place dough in an airtight container and refrigerator for several days.

Hope you like the recipe!!!!


    Good afternoon!

    It´s almost christmas,and I want to prepare great recipes and funny things to do with my students!

    I read that " the practical use of having another pair of hands around the kitchen, Christmas cooking with kids can teach them a lot of useful life skills:

    • Empathy - By making food that other people will enjoy, your child has to put themselves into someone else’s shoes for a while, which will help them in their relationships with their friends.

    • Math - Christmas cooking usually involves a lot of baking, which requires a lot of careful measuring and weighing. This attention to detail, ratios and numbers will help your child’s mathematical development.

    • Maturity - For years, your child will expect food to magically appear on the table when they are hungry, so by cooking with them, you are showing them the time and effort that people put into their dinner. You can also use it as a springboard to get them to cook a meal for the family.

    Make sure that you keep the focus on fun, as these kinds of skills will be picked up subconsciously by your child’s brain. Turning it into a lesson may turn them off cooking "

    Read more:

    I want to use different ingredients in this recipe!


    Here in this activity we´re going to teach them,christmas vocabulary,and also what do we do on christmas time,and it´s a good opportunity to know more things about them,we can talk with them about family,and they also can express themselves about their life.

    we´re going to use :

    -tiny m&ms 
    -white chocolate

    you can see the recipe, here .


    I really think that is a good idea for kids to learn not only english grammar,i really think is a good opportunity to express themselves in englsih,to use vocabulary,to need to use everything in English,that´s the clue.


    To enjoy any recipe,first we have to go to the market and buy the things!
    I went to the british council when I was a little girl,and I have to say it´s one of my fav webs when I teach in the classroom to my students,some ICT,I use it!
    And for my blog I think that activity fits perfect here,because my blog is about cook,food,recipes,etc..
    That activity is called "trolley dash",you have got 60 seconds to collect a list of things you need to put in your trolley!
    Some interesting questions that we can ask our students:

    -Do you like going with mummy and daddy to the supermarket?

    -What do you like buying there?

    -Do you know how important is to eat healthy food?

    -Which is your favorite food?

    Here we can also teach them,vocabulary and they have to learn how to concentrate on the activity!



    Back again!!!!
    With lot´s of recipes to cook and to eat!!!
    For this second post I'm going to use one lovely recipe I saw in one of my fav blogs: 

    This recipe is called PIZZA COOKIE!

    I did it with my students at home last saturday,and I have to say it´s so yummy!!!!

    First of all we´re going to present them the different ingredients we´re going to use!

    -115gr fine sugar,white sugar
    -115gr brown sugar
    -150 gr butter I used it salted butter as I read on the blog,but you can also add a pinch of salt,if you like it!
    -   315 gr plain flour
    -150 gr dark chocolate pieces,chocolate drops,that what I called them,i bought them in Mercadona!
    -150gr milk chocolate chips
    -1xl egg
    -nuttela or nocilla
    -mini m&m or lacasitos
    -mini oreos
    -mini marshmallows

    Then,after reading with them the recipe and also explaining all the ingredients,they wrote the recipe in the notebook.

    Let´s cook with Amelie then!!!!

    -First we have to preheat the oven 175degrees,I did it and show them how but never let them do it!!!!
    -place the butter,vanilla,brown sugar and white sugar into the mixing bowl and cream together for approx 3 minutes.
    -add the egg and mix it.
    -add half of the flour and continue stirring,the mixture will look dry and crumbly.
    -turn your mixture out onto the bench and knead with your hands until it forms a soft smooth cookie dough,for 5 minutes approx.
    -take the chocolate in handfuls and squash it into your dough.
    -place the dough on to a baking tray lined with baking paper and press the dough out to form a pizza base shape.
    -bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges just start to turn golden brown.
    -remove and allow to cool slightly.
    -Apply the mini oreos,the lacasitos and the marshmallows!!!


    Hope you like it!!!!!


    Good morning!!!
    That´s my first post,and I´m so glad to do that kind of blog,because I love to cook with my students,and I wish I could do it someday with my kids aswell.
    In this first post I want to show you how important is for them to learn english in different ways,not only in the school,learning how to write,or to read and how to do several things and activities to learn english,it´s also important,to teach them vocabulary like food,drinks,or ingredients,and that´s what I want to do!
    The first thing I want to tell you,is that I´m an english teacher in a great school,and I have the great chance because once a month,some of my school students come to my house to learn how to do pastries,cupcakes and all that stuff,that I love!
    If you have kids,it´s great to spend some time with them,and you´re also teaching them not only how to cook,you´re teaching things like,vocabulary,listening,speaking,reading,and habits,sharing,to be patient,to be organized…

    In this first activity I would like to play with them with different ingredients,teach them vocabulary,and also we´re going to read and write in our own recipe notebook,our next recipe to cook.
    Have a great day!!!