Thursday, January 24, 2013

Don't say it, bake it!! - Part 2

On Monday we tasted a few cake recipes and decided they were all amazing!!
Here are some pictures of our creations!



They look delicious- imagine how they tasted!!

The cupcake recipe that you see in the first picture can be found on Jamie Oliver's official site, at the following link:
http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chocolate-recipes/children-s-party-cake

The recipe for the cake made by Student Spirit (second picture) is:

What  you need:
·     1 cup flour
·     1 cup sugar
·     2 tablespoons chocolate powder
·     4 eggs
·     125 g butter
·     ½  cup milk
·     1 orange zest

   What to  do:
First we mix the butter with the sugar for one minute.Next we add four eggs  and  the milk.  Two minutes later we add the flour and the orange zest. In the end we add the two tablespoons of chocolate. Bake the cake for forty-five minutes at 180C.     

And here's another Chocolate Cake recipe by
Ollympic Village Students 



You will need:
1 cup of butter in room                                  temperature
 2 cups of sugar
 4 eggs
 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
 4 cups of flour
 1 teaspoon of baking powder
 ½  cup of cocoa
1 cup of milk





Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Welcome back to school!!

Yesterday we watched  a really fun video in class! It was with Telmo & Tula, two amazing and fun cartoon characters  making a fresh forest fruit salad!! Yum yum!!

video

So...we decided to choose our own favourite recipes and post them as our next project!

See you soon!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas in other countries!


HO,HO,HO!!Crazy students wish you a Happy New Year!!
Let's talk about Christmas in the other countries!!

ICELAND
Christmas or Yule  is a celebration starting four Sundays before the 24th  and ending thirteen days later or on January 6. Traditionally Icelanders will light four candles one each Sunday until the 24th. At 6:00 pm Church bells ring at that time and people either sit down for holiday dinner or attend mass at a church  . After that they open gifts and spend the evening together. In Iceland people over the Yule holidays most often eat Most popular dishes are smoked lamb, ptarmigan and turkey. Pork is also very popular.
ROMANIA AND MOLDAVA
Christmas in Romania is on December 25 and is generally considered the second most important religious Romanian holiday after Easter. In Moldova, although Christmas is celebrated on 25 December like in Romania, 7 January is also recognized as an official holiday . Celebrations begin with the decoration of the Christmas tree during daytime on 24 December, and in the evening (Christmas Eve, in Romanian: Ajunul Crăciunului) Moş Crăciun (Father Christmas) delivers the presents.The singing of carols is a very important part of Romanian Christmas festivities. On the first day of Christmas, many carolers walk through the streets of the towns and villages, holding a star made of cardboard and paper on which are depicted various scenes from the Bible. Romanian tradition has the smallest children going from house to house, singing carols and reciting poems and legends during the whole Christmas season. The leader of the group carries with him a star made of wood, covered with metal foil and decorated with bells and coloured ribbons. An image of the Nativity is painted on the star's centre, and this piece of handiwork is attached to the end of a broom or other long stick.
Portugal
Christmas , an official holiday in Portugal , is widely celebrated and is associated with family gathering. People who have moved to the main cities, like Lisbon or Porto , or even those who have emigrated to other countries, still travel to their home towns and villages to spend Christmas Eve with their families. After the Missa do Galo (Rooster's Mass) that celebrates the birth of Christ, families gather around the Consoada , the late supper held on Christmas Eve. The traditional dish is Bacalhau com todos, although, in northern Portugal, the Bacalhau is often replaced by octopus. The Christmas dinner usually ends with Fatias Douradas (golden slices), Filhoses and Sonhos (dreams), all deserts based on fried flour or fried bread. Another traditional cake is the king cake served on Epiphany. Nowadays, Santa Claus or Pai Natal is most popular among children but, nevertheless, in some regions, people still believe that is the Menino Jesus (Baby Jesus) that brings presents to children.

Our Christmas Traditions!!


Greek Students!!

Christmas in Greece is a big celebration for Greek people. Christmas is always time of the year the best for us. Housewives make  candies, roast turkey and pork for the Christmas table and they never forget the Christmas bread. One to two weeks before Christmas we decorate the Christmas tree and the house with colorful lights. During the Christmas holidays we don’t have school for two weeks, of course. On Christmas Eve we sing Christmas carols.
For us Christmas is always a new start!!!



Funny Girls!!

Christmas in Greece is one of the biggest religious celebrations. All over the country, children go from house to house to sing the Carols for Christmas Day, New Year's and Epiphany. On Christmas Day housewifes make Christmas sweets, turkey, steak, pork and other specialties. On Christmas Eve Greeks cut New Year’s pie in which they've inserted a Christmas coin for good luck. A few days before Christmas we decorate our house so beautifully with flashing lights and decorations. There are people on islands, such as Chios, who decorate a Christmas boat.