Christmas Cooking! 20 December

On Wednesday we made delicious edible mini Santas!

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We started by using a mini Oreo for the biscuit base then followed the below recipe to make mini cheesecakes:

  1. Use an electric beater to beat the cream cheese (250g), caster sugar (1/2 cup), vanilla  essence (1 teaspoon) and lemon juice (1 tablespoon) until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  2. Divide the cream cheese mixture amongst the muffin cups, pouring it or spooning it over each mini Oreo.
  3. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until slightly risen and just beginning to crack on the surface.
  4. Cool completely on a wire rack and refrigerate while you make the toppings.

We then put a generous amount of whipped cream on each one, followed by a strawberry (with the top cut off) and another small blob of cream on the top; which became the fur trim, hat and bobble!

They tasted even more delicious then they looked!! Oreos, Cheesecake, Strawberries and Cream – what’s not to love?! Plus they looked super cute 🙂

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Christmas Cooking! December 15

Today we baked Gingerbread Cookies for our Christmas cooking activity.

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These cookies smell SO GOOD as they are cooking. It is difficult not to eat them all before decorating them!

The students were all very patient and decorated all the cookies in lovely, artistic designs.

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Then they ate them and discovered they taste just as good as they smell while cooking. YUM!

If your want to make these at home, follow the recipe below…

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GINGERBREAD COOKIES

Ingredients

2¼ cups plain flour

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¾ cup brown sugar

½ teaspoon bicarbonate soda

¾ cup melted margarine

¼ cup golden syrup

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line baking tray with baking paper.

Add all ingredients to a bowl. Mix well then knead until combined into a ball of dough.

Lightly flour the table.

Roll the dough out onto the flour to approximately 0.5cm thickness.
Use cookie cutters to make your desired cookie shapes.

Place the cookies on to the baking trays and bake for 15 minutes until lightly browned.

Allow to cool and decorate as desired.

 

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

December Activity Calendar!

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It’s so very close to DECEMBER and we have an exciting month of activities ahead for the last month of the year. These activities are run in both the morning and afternoon especially for our lucky Lexis students!

Every Monday you can stretch out and relax doing Yoga with Stef in Room 8 from 11-12 and with Fee in Room 8 from 2:15 to 3:15.

On Tuesdays we have Coffee Lounge, which gives our students the opportunity to practice their English and get to know each other while enjoying great coffee and yummy TimTams!

We have Kathleen taking the first Wednesday with an Auxiliary Verbs Workshop in the morning and Job Club in the afternoon, followed by another Skateboard session with Flavio and a Photography Workshop with Julia on the subsequent weeks.

On Thursdays we start the month with Cider Tasting to try some delicious ciders from around Australia, we have the next Table Tennis Tournament to see who our next Lexis champion is, then a day of Christmas Cooking as we come up to the festive season, and finally a 1-hour Surf Lesson so you can learn to surf just before the Christmas break!

On Friday this week we have the first 1-hour Surf Lesson of the month, followed by Slacklining with Olmo in the garden, a Volleyball match the next week and to finish off before going on break we celebrate with a Christmas Party!

For the final week of December the school is CLOSED for the Christmas and New Year’s break. School resumes on Tuesday 3rd January.

 GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

We will also continue to enjoy our Student Nights at Cheeky Monkeys every Tuesday night – meet at BWT @ 8pm first to get your drinks, food and fun!

Don’t forget that you can book your 3-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

Have a great month!🙂

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.