Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Chocolate Cake

Today was the last day of cooking tech for this year but we will be coming back next year. We made chocolate cake with whip cream and Hershey's chocolate sauce. First we began by mixing the dry and wet ingredients one bowl then we mixed the batter until it was no longer dry. When we were putting our cake batter into the cake tin I was anxious because I couldn't find the cake tin but luckily Mrs Tuipulotu had some extras for us. After putting the batter into the cake tin in the oven to bake. I looked at the wooden spoon which had the cake batter, it smelt so delicious and I couldn't help it so I tasted the raw batter which was surprisingly not that bad. As I took the cake tin out of the oven Mrs Tuipulotu
added the toppings then I sliced it into segments before eating it.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Netball Practice!

Today after lunch the names that were selected for netball had to go to the netball court to practice. Mrs Shortland had the list of names and their positions. The teams were year 7/8 against year 5/6. My position was reserve. As I was watching the teams play even though the year 5/6 weren't the same height as some of the other team they managed to block the ball a few times. When it was my turn to play I had to go as goal defense or GD for short. As I was playing my team managed to get 7 goals then I had to switch back to reserve. 5 minutes later I switched positions with the wing defense. It was only 1 minute and it was time to finish netball. Even though it was a short time I still had fun.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Moana How Far I'll Go

Straight after interval all of the classrooms lined up at the multipurpose getting ready to perform their class item. As room 6 entered the multipurpose room I was curious about what they selected to perform.
The first class to perform was room 1 with a Samoan dance called the Sasa. Once their performance was done the audience were kind enough to give them a round of applause.  Next up was room 5 performing Le Aute which is a Samoan song, I thought that they were all on time and on beat with the music.

Finally the performance that I was curious about was next and it was room 6. When they announced that they were going to model their Tongan and Samoan wear I was so excited because we've never had a catwalk before. At the end I looked at all the costumes and they were all beautiful. Up next was room 7 with a dance routine to the song picking coconuts. I liked their dance because their song was catchy, my favourite part of it was the dab. Room 9 sang a song called little birdy on a tree English and Samoan version.

 They could have sang louder but apart from that they were awesome. Room 10 was next they were singing E Otua acapella which I thought was great but when they finished I was really nervous because we were next. As I was standing in front of the audience I felt nervous but when everyone started singing I managed to get rid of my nerves and just sing. I think we did good and I had lots of fun singing with all my classmates I can't wait till we sing together again.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Chicken Curry Indian Style!

Today for tech Mrs Tuipulotu told us that we were going to be making chicken curry. The equipment we needed was a pot, pan, wooden spoon, metal spoon and a strainer. The first step was to put our chicken the pot and make sure to fill the pot above the chicken. Then set the stove on hi and once it started steaming with air we lowered the temperature to 160 and left it to cook for five minutes. While  the chicken was cooking we made some curry sauce. First we Mrs Tuipulotu tipped the Indian style sauce,black pepper and curry powder then she sent us back to our tables. As we were stirring the sauce Mrs Tuipulotu came around putting a scoop or two in our sauce to make it slightly more sweet or the sourness of the tomato will take over the sauce.

When I took out the cooked chicken I poured it into a strainer to let all the water out, then we set the stove on 180 and poured the chicken into the pan with the sauce. Later when I was mixing the chicken in the sauce the chicken started to turn yellow so I took it out and I grabbed the tongs and put the chicken on the plate with the rice then I scooped the rest of the sauce onto the rice then it was time to eat.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Chocolate Muffins With Chocolate Chips😏

Today was like any other normal morning putting on our aprons, washing our hands, getting our cooking equipment ready and setting up our table. When it came to deciding who would do the dry and wet ingredients, it was easy because I wanted to do dry and Mary wanted to do the wet.

The dry ingredients were one and a half cup of S.R.F (Self Rising Flour), one quarter cup of cocoa powder, half a cup of sugar and fifty grams of chocolate chips.  When Mary was adding in the wet ingredients she was very careful not to spill anything.

The wet ingredients were one egg, half a cup of milk and half a cup of vegetable oil. We all set our ovens to 180 degrees Celsius. I put the muffins in the oven and left them to bake for 10 minutes. Once they were ready I carefully took them out of the oven and placed them on a cake cooler to cool while everybody was cleaning their cooking station. When we had finished cleaning everything up, sadly it was time to go back to school.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Cinnamon And Jam Muffin

Today at Technicraft year sevens received a recipe for cinnamon and jam muffin. First we had to put on our aprons then we washed our hands before getting out the cooking equipment. Once we had finished putting all the equipment we needed on our tables, each group had to decide who would do the wet and dry ingredients.

I put all the wet ingredients into one bowl while Mary put all the dry ingredients in another bowl. When all the ingredients were in their correct bowls we then combined them together to make the muffin batter. Before we put our muffins in the oven we added a sprinkle of cinnamon and a hint of jam. Five minuets before we put our trays in the oven we set it to bake and put it on 160 degree to bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Once we poked our skewer in our muffins we then checked if the skewer was clean.

When I was getting the trays out it looked cooked and ready to be served. Once the trays of muffins were out of the oven we put them on the cake cooler to cool while we were washing the dishes. After cleaning our cooking area we finally got to eat, talk and relax with our friends and that was what the year 7's cooked at Technicraft.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Milk Shakes..... Yum 😏

Finally we are doing my favourite subject which is cooking with Mrs Tuipulotu. When we arrived at cooking class she was nowhere to be found. So while we were waiting patiently we told our buddies what we thought we were going to make.

 Once Mrs Tuipulotu arrived we were all excited to start cooking. The first thing we had to do was sit at a table with our buddies and take out the cooking equipment. We had to learn all the names of the equipment like serving spoon, measuring cups and all sorts. After learning about the cooking quipment we then learned where they live.  Next was the fire safety. We all had to learn about what would happen if there was a fire. Once we all learned about the cooking area we each helped each other put on our aprons, then we  washed our hands before cooking because we don't want germs in our food.

The meal we were making was milk shake. The ingredients we were using were vanilla ice-cream, Hershey chocolate sauce and whipped cream. First we used a whisk to soften the ice-cream and then pour it into our cup. Later we went to Mrs Tuipulotu for extra ice-cream. After our cups were full with ice-cream we drizzled chocolate sauce and added whipped cream. Lastly we topped off with a drizzle of chocolate sauce and we each got a straw and enjoyed our milk shake. That was what I made at Technicraft.