Food Technology involves a lot more than simply making delicious food - along with Physical Education studies, it's a subject that

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Food Technology!

"Food Technology is more than just cooking - it provides students with the science and theory for maintaining good nutrition and physical health."

Ms. Sharon Sharpe

Domain Leader

combines science, biology, and experimentation to improve nutritional health, wellbeing, and culinary creativity! Food Tech students learn the essentials of kitchen safety and etiquette, study the importance of proper food handling and storage techniques, and develop their problem-solving and team-building skills in the College's state-of-the-art kitchen classrooms. Explore the world's cultures through their approach to food and diet, and sample their delicious tastes with excursions to restaurants and markets in the local community. Students also have the opportunity to put their skills to the test in competitive bake-offs and cooking challenges, provide catering to College functions and events, and have their original culinary creations showcased at the annual Art & Technology Exhibition!

Food Technology

Home Baking: Easy Vanilla Cupcakes!

This simple recipe from Jamie Oliver can turn some simple ingredients in your pantry into delicious vanilla cupcakes! Make sure you have an adult present at all times while you cook!

Preheat the oven to 170ºC and line two 12-hole cupcake trays with paper cases.

One-by one, crack in the eggs, making sure you beat each one in before adding the next.

In a food processor or by hand, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Using two teaspoons, divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases.

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Gradually sift in the icing sugar until smooth, loosening with a splash of milk, if needed.

Add vanilla, sift in the flour and baking powder, then pulse until just combined or gently fold together by hand.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden, cooked through and an inserted skewer comes out clean of cake mixture. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

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To make the icing, beat the butter for a couple of minutes until light, then mix in a dash of vanilla essence.

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Either spoon into a piping bag and pipe over the cooled cupcakes or rustically spread over the icing using a spatula, then enjoy.

*Recipe provided by www.jamieoliver.com

  • 225g unsalted butter (room temperature)

  • 225g golden caster sugar

  • 4 large free-range eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence.

  • 225g self-raising flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • Icing: 250g unsalted butter (room temperature)

  • Icing: 400g icing sugar

  • Icing: 1 splash of milk (optional)

Ingredients

Cooking Tips + Tricks!

The instructions for making recipe is called a "method". This refers

to the different type of cooking style used to make the recipe! What cooking method do you think is used to make cupcakes?

It's important to practice good kitchen hygiene! Always make sure you wash your hands before you start cooking.

Stoves and ovens can be very dangerous! Make sure you have an adult present when taking things in or out of the oven - they'll be very hot!

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