Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Japanese students exchange

On Monday 31st of October the extension cooking class had the privledge to cook with the Japanese students from Ritsumeikan Keisho Junior High School.  Mrs Brown wanted them to have a 'New Zealand' experience so we made Hokey Pokey and Pavlova rolls.

Each student in extension cookng had been assigned 2-3 students each.  First Dante and Shanon showed the students how to make Pavlova.  After it was made they had to put it in the oven then cool it.  While that was happening we made Hokey Pokey.  We let the Japanese students measure out five tables of sugar and two tablespoons of golden syrup.  We had to put it on the stove until it boiled.  Then we added the baking soda.  It started to get all sticky so we quickly put it in the dish.  Half of the mixture was in the pot.  It was hard to get it off.   The Japanese students were amazed with the consistency of the Hokey Pokey.  We left it to cool down.

Finally the Pavlova was ready.   They cut them in half with sandwhich cream in between.  It was topped off with cream and Kiwifruit,   The Japanese students got plates and formed a line.   Dante, Shannon, and Morgen and I served Pavlova and Hokey Pokey Ice Cream.

The Japanese students didn't like the pavlova because it was too sweet but overall I think that they enjoyed the experience.  Kennedy Room Eight.
Cooking with Friends from Japan on PhotoPeach

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