Cooking with Chocolate! May 23rd

Yesterday afternoon we all managed to give ourselves a belly ache by over indulging on the chocolate treats that we created.

We started off by making chocolate brownies following this simple recipe:

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup plain flour

Recipe

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
  • Stir in sugar, cocoa, vanilla and salt.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • Quickly whisk in eggs.
  • Fold through sifted flour.
  • Spoon the mixture into a greased and lined 18 x 28cm slab tin.
  • Bake at 170C for 25-30 minutes.
  • The mixture will seem soft but will harden on cooling.
  • Allow to cool in tin before removing.
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Tallita enjoying cleaning up, a little bit too much.

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We also decided to give chocolate chip biscuits a go. All was going well..

Until it was time to take them out of the oven..

Something had gone slightly wrong and we had managed to create one giant cookie pancake.. HAHAHA!

Luckily it still tasted delicious and we all managed to laugh at our epic fail.

With the left over chocolate, we made MORE chocolate biscuits that we shared with everyone in the student kitchen.

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What an absolutely delicious afternoon. I hope you have all recovered from the belly aches and sugar highs!

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.

February in Photos! 2019

VOLLEYBALL!

 

SOCCER!

 

AUSSIE FOOD TASTING!

 

PHOTOGRAPHY!

 

SURFING!

 

COOKING WITH CHOCOLATE!

 

BEER TASTING!

 

MAKE A BAG!

 

HAPPY TRAVELS TRIPS!

 

41 NEW STARTERS!

51 GRADUATES!

 

 

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

Cooking with Chocolate! (morning) February 20th

On Thursday morning we all met in the kitchen at 11.30am for this months cooking activity – chocolate brownies!

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Our ingredients included: flour, caster sugar, cocoa powder, coconut oil, coconut milk, organic dark chocolate, raspberries and walnuts. We adapted our recipe so that it is also suitable for vegans 🙂

The first thing we did was preheat the oven and prepare the baking tray, followed by combining the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

Next, we melted the chocolate in a bowl, over some hot water so it was ready to add to the mix of flour, sugar, coconut oil, milk, raspberries and nuts.

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How tasty do these raspberries look in the chocolate? 😀

All ready for the oven! (Our tray was too big so we had a genius idea to make it smaller – using some tin foil to build a little wall 😀 )

After waiting patiently for 25 minutes, our brownies were ready…

The result? DELICIOUS! 😀

For full instructions on how to make these delicious brownies, see Claire’s blog from the afternoon brownie makers here.

 

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

August Activity Calendar!

We have another month of great activities exclusively for our Lexis students!

Activity Calendar

*All activities are at 2pm unless stated otherwise

Yoga continues every Monday in Room 8; this will alternate between instructors Stef and Fee each week. Stretch out and relax to get your week started! Mats provided.

We’ll also continue to have the popular Coffee Club weekly. This will be on Tuesdays, except the week of the 6th when it is on the Thursday (9th). Join me in the garden or student lounge for coffee, Tim Tams and games!

To start the month we are offering a Didgeridoo Lesson! This is the only activity (except surf lessons) that isn’t free. Cost is $10 per person and spots are limited so sign up in reception asap!

For sports we have Volleyball (at the beach) on the 2nd, Cricket (at the beach) on the 7th and Soccer (in the garden or at the beach) on the 30th!

Friday the 3rd we have Aussie Food Tasting! Come try some popular Australian snacks, including Tim Tams, Vegemite and Lamingtons!

We’ll being getting creative with Boomerang Painting on the 8th and Jewellery Making on the 16th!

Our monthly Table Tennis Tournament will be on the 15th! Beer to be won!

We’ll be treating you to FREE FOOD on the 10th with a Sausage Sizzle, and then Pizza & Games on the 17th!

On the 22nd teacher Michelle will be doing a Cooking with Chocolate activity!

Kristy will be leading a Meditation on the 23rd; come and find your calm and focus in Room 2!

Teacher Paul will be leading a Pool Tournament on the 24th. Sign up in reception!

We have our 1 hour Surf Special for $25 on the 29th. This is a great option to give surfing a try and see if you’d like to book on to one of the 2 hour lessons for $50! Sign up and pay in reception. Limited spots available so be quick!

On the 31st we will be encouraging everyone to bake cupcakes to raise money for the RSPCA (https://rspca.org.au/). We will then be selling them in Room 8 to raise money to help the animals! More details will follow closer the time 🙂

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 2-3pm in Room 8 (Room 7 on Mondays). Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). A teacher will be able to help you write resumes/cover letters, look for jobs, apply for TFN’s and give you advice on gaining your RSA or Barista license!

Don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour Surf Lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

                                                      Have a wonderful month! 🙂

 

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.