viernes, 8 de agosto de 2014

How to Bake a Cake!

During the first half of the year one of the things we learned in 4th form was to use the Present Simple. Since one of the uses of this tense is for INSTRUCTIONS/DIRECTIONS we decided that it was a perfect opportunity to work on a RECIPE.

First, we watched a video from YouTube in which a nice lady showed us how to bake a butter cake step by step. Then, we studied the recipe. Here you have it in case you feel tempted to give it a try:

White Butter Cake

1 ¾ cups (175 grams) sifted cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (113 grams) butter, at room temperature

1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar, divided
2 large eggs, separated
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup (120 ml) milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven.  Grease and flour a round cake pan.
2. While eggs are still cold separate the eggs, placing the yolks in one bowl and the whites in another bowl.  Cover the two bowls with plastic wrap and allow the eggs to come to room temperature before using (about 30 minutes).
3. In a mixing bowl sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.
4. In bowl of electric mixer, beat the butter until soft (about 1-2 minutes).  Add 3/4 cup (150 grams) of the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).  Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined.
5. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour. 
6. In a clean bowl of your electric mixer, with the whisk attachment beat the egg whites until foamy.  Continue beating until soft peaks form.  Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup (50 grams) of sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.  With a rubber spatula gently fold a little of the whites into the batter to lighten it, and then fold in the remaining whites until combined.  Do not over mix the batter or it will deflate.
7. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans and smooth the tops with the back of a spoon.  Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20 - 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
8. Cool the cakes in their pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes before eating.

Finally, we gathered all the necessary ingredients and the kitchen utensils we would be using later on. Of course we had some time to take some photos and strike some hilarious poses!

Finally, we started cooking. So if you are hungry, let us show you how to bake a delicious cake!

If you cannot watch the video here please follow this link:

*Acknowledgements: Many thanks to all the families that contributed lending us all sort of kitchen utensils!

XOXO, 4th Form. 

6 comentarios:

  1. Cuarto: me encanto su trabajo
    es muy es hermoso,creativo y muy cocinero.
    sigan asi

  2. Hola chicas/os: me encantó leer (shhh, como pude jajaj) lo que realizaron, cocinando pudieron aplicar una nueva forma de conjugar los verbos. Los felicito a ustedes y a mi gran compañero Pablo.
    Las fotos y el video están geniales.
    Tengo una sola queja... no me dejaron nada para probar!
    Los quiero

  3. Congratulations, 4th form and Pablo!!!! Now I understand why your cakes were so´re great chefs!!!
    Excellent experience and fun learning!!!
    All my love,

  4. Felicitaciones chicos estuvieron de 10.


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