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Description

Aim: To help develop cooking skills and their practical application. Taken from the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Life Skills Project L-9

Resources

Taster 1
• Bible recipe cake’ template
• Various ingredients, e.g.
— Salmon
— Cinnamon
— Pomegranate
— Avocado
— Sesame seeds
— Banana
— Tomato puree
— Yeast
— Leek
— Spring onions
— Couscous
— Garlic
— Parsnip
— Lime
— Lemon grass
— Pork
— Chicken
— Broad beans
— Runner beans

Taster 2
• £5 per pair
• Cooking facilities
• Cooking utensils
• Local supermarket

Taster 3
• Cooking ingredients
• Cooking facilities
• Cooking utensils

Christian Faith
• Bible KJV
• 1 cup butter
• 3 cups sugar
• 5 eggs
• 3 cups sifted flour
• 3 teaspoons salt
• 3 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon spices
• 1/2 cup milk
• 3/4 cup chopped almonds
• 3/4 cup finely cut figs
• 3/4 cup raisins
• 1/2 cup water
• 10 inch tube pan
• Sharp knife
• Mixing bowl
• Measuring cup
• Skillet

Project
• Cooking ingredients
• Cooking facilities
• Cooking utensils
• Decorative items
• Computer
• Flip chart pad & pens

Instructions

Taster 1 - Name That Food

Aim: To identify different types of ingredients useful in cooking.

Instructions:
How many times have we all said those famous words "I don’t like that” without ever trying the food. Without wanting to sound like a nagging parent, give it a try!

• Place various ingredients on a table next to a letter or number that identifies the different ingredients.

• Get the group to individually wander around the room, and to then touch, smell and taste the ingredients in order to identify’ what they are.

• On a piece of paper get the group to write next to the identifying number or letter the name of the ingredient.

• Finally ask them to come up with a dish where it is used.

• Go through the answers awarding one point for each correct answer and a further one if they name a correct dish. Give a bonus point if only one member of the group identifies the ingredient or if a unique dish is correctly named.

Preparation:
Give yourself a bit of time beforehand to identify which foods you want and where you can get hold of them.

Tips / Advice:
• Make sure that you have a variety of challenges.
• Make sure you use ingredients that the group will realistically cook with.
• Think about whether the ingredients are in season.

Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
• Make sure that food which can and cannot be eaten is clearly identified.
• Check whether anyone has any food allergies and if so take appropriate precautions.

Taster 2 - Ready Steady Cook

Aim: To cook on a budget

Instructions:
Ready Steady Cook is a TV cooking programme. Two members of the public, provide two celebrity chefs with a bag of ingredients they have bought, usually to a set budget of £5. The two teams are designated ‘red tomato” and “green pepper’.

• Tell the group that their challenge for the evening is to make a two course meal within a £5 budget.
• Give the group time to get into pairs, and then think about what they are going to make.
• Take the pairs to the local supermarket and give them £5.
• Instruct the group to meet at a predetermined place in fifteen minutes.
• Give the group 45 minutes to cook and serve their two course meal.
• Arrange a taste test where everyone can sample each other’s meals.

Preparation:
• identify where your nearest supermarket is and how you will get your young people to it OR provide a range of ingredients.
• Think about who is going to pay the £5.

Tips / Advice:
• Have a selection of recipe books or recipes printed from the Internet available to look at for inspiration.
• On the SBC website there is a recipe finder function that allows you to search recipes by ingredients (www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes).
• You might like to add a twist, by instructing the groups to swap ingredients.

Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
Ensure that food safety standards are maintained.

Taster 3 - Food Heaven, Food Hell.

Aim: To try new recipes

Instructions:
The TV show Saturday Kitchen has a segment called “Food Heaven or Food Hell, where viewers decide whether a celebrity guest should get the food they really like or really hate cooked for them.

• Having identified dishes that an individual does not like or has refused to try, set their partner the challenge of cooking that food to a standard that is liked by the individual.

• Give the group some time to think about and research how they are going to cook the dish.

• Tell the group that they have 45 minutes to complete the task.

• Get each member of the group to taste the dish they thought they wouldn’t like and see if they have changed their opinion.

Preparation:
• In the previous week to the activity identify a dish that an individual does not like.
• Have a selection of ingredients available that will be necessary to cook that dish.

Tips / Advice:
• Have a selection of recipe books or recipes printed from the internet available to look at for inspiration.
• On the BBC website there is a recipe finder function that allows you to search recipes by ingredients (www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes).

Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
Ensure that food safety standards are maintained.

Christian Faith - Bible Cake

Aim: To understand what the Bible is like

Instructions:
Get the group to decipher the recipe shown on the BibIe Recipe Cake” template.

The answers are shown below:
• Genesis 18:8 “And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them.’
• Jeremiah 6:20 “To what purpose cometh there to me frankincense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country.” (Sugar)
• Isaiah 10:4 “And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the peoples; and as one gathered eggs that are forsaken, have I gathered the earth.”
• Leviticus 24:5 “And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof.”
• 2 Kings 2:20 “And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein.”
• Amos 4:5 “And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim free will offerings and publish them.” (Baking Powder)
• Exodus 30:23 “Take thou also, unto thee the chief spices; of flowering myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half as much.”
• 2 Chronicles 9:9 “And she gave the King a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in great abundance.”
• Judges 4:19 “And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk and gave him drink.”
• Genesis 43:11 “Carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spicery and myrrh, nuts and almonds.”
• Jeremiah 24:5 “Thou saith Jehovah. God of Israel: like these good figs, so will I regard the captives of Judah whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans, for good.”
• 2 Samuel 16:1 “And when David was a little past the top of the assent, behold, Ziba, the servant of Mephiboseth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and a hundred clusters of raisins.
• Genesis 24:45 “And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down to the fountain, and drew: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.” (Water).

Read out 2 Timothy 3:16.

Think about:
• Is the Bible more like a rule book, a set of instructions that might come with a new oven, or like a recipe?
• What does it mean to be inspired by God?
• Does anyone read the Bible? Why? How has it helped them.

Preparation:
Ensure you have all the ingredients in enough measure.

Tips / Advice:
• In order to follow this recipe you must use a KJV Bible.
• The F(JV Bible fits this activity well, but normally it is best to use a more appropriate translation that is accessible to young people.
• Be prepared for some challenging discussions!
• You could lay the ingredients out and match them to the clues.

Safety Issues / Risk Assessment:
• Ensure that food safety standards are maintained.
• Check for food allergies.

Project - Hell's Kitchen

Aim: To plan, prepare, and cook a meal for over 10 people

Project Description:
As a group you need to plan a meal for over ten people. This could be a meal for...
• The BB group
• Parents as a fundraiser
• A Church event e.g. alpha
• Valentines day
• Christmas meal
• Themed evening e.g. Mexican night

Think about:
• What is your event?
• What are all the different things you will need to plan over the coming weeks?
• What tasks need to be assigned?
• What is the time line for what needs to be achieved, by whom and when?
• Do you need to advertise the event?
• Are you going to decorate the room?
• Who’s going to create a menu and invitations?
• Can you book the premises?
• What are you going to cook?
• How are you going to cook it? Produce a plan to place on the kitchen wall.
• What ingredients do you need?

Tips / Advice:
• You could use this activity to raise funds for a special cause.
• When you’ve completed the project don’t forget to review what you did, how it went, and what you got out of it.

Safety Issues I Risk Assessment:
• Ensure that food safety standards are maintained.
• It’s best practice to have someone with a food safety certificate involved in the cooking.

For full details see the BB Seniors Challenge Plus Pro Pack, Life Skills Project L-9

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