Barunga students stack pancakes

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Cooking enthusiasts at Barunga School thoroughly enjoyed turning out batches of pancakes.

The students were instructed through the Instagram account of Victoria-based chef Cathryn Clarke.

The kitchen and hospitality teacher tutored 14 students from years 4 to 7, who worked in six groups to make the tasty treats.

Teaching and learning officer Tara Lee Dargan said the students gathered around a large kitchen bench to watch the live computer lesson, and obey the directions given.

“About 40 pancakes were made, and the cooks were proud when the whole school was served pancakes at recess,” she said.

“There were a lot of smiles and laughter in the kitchen; the children thought it was a cool activity.”

Teacher Jo Stewart said the students used their literacy skills to read the recipe, learned to accurately measure the raw materials, and developed techniques for producing pancake batter.

“They combined the ingredients and eagerly watched their pans as the mixture matured into promising flat cakes,” she said.

“They learned to look for bubbles — a tell-tale sign that the pancakes were ready to serve.

“Technically, the main skills focus was heat control and the proper use of a whisk, but the students were also taught to use kitchen equipment safely.”

Barunga students stack pancakes
Teaching and learning officer Tara Lee Dargan said the students gathered around a large kitchen bench to watch the live computer lesson, and obey the directions given.

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