Sweet Exchange! 2 March

After the success of our last Sweet Exchange we decided to do it all again to raise more money for our chosen charities (and eat lots of cake!!)!

Sweet Exchange

We encouraged all of our students and staff to bake or buy something sweet to bring in and share!

Everyone had to donate a minimum of $1 and could then help themselves to as many sweet delights as they could eat!

The money raised will be given to two charities myself and Lisa are very passionate about; WIRES Wildlife Rescue and Golden Oldies Animal Rescue. I am a rescuer/volunteer for WIRES and Lisa has adopted two elderly dogs and an 8 year old cat from rescue groups like Golden Oldies. We each did a presentation for our chosen charities to explain all the great things they do and how everyone’s donations would help.

We had a fantastic selection of homemade cakes and shop bought biscuits, chocolates and doughnuts!

I’m so proud to work for a school where we have such caring and generous students and staff who were happy to get involved for a brilliant cause! Everyone’s contributions and donations were greatly appreciated and we can’t wait to let the charities know how much Lexis has raised for them…

a total of $272.25!!

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With $146.25 going to Golden Oldies and $126 going to WIRES.

If you want to know more about the charities, get involved or donate more you can via the following links:

Golden Oldies Animal Rescue: https://www.petrescue.com.au/groups/10792

WIRES Animal Rescue: https://www.wires.org.au/

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Cooking with Bianca!! 11th October

After it’s popularity last month Lexis student and Chef Bianca kindly agreed to host another cooking class for us!

This time she showed us how to make a sweet, simple, quick, cheap, tasty snack!! Everything you could ever want!

She started by giving everyone some fruit to cut (strawberries, kiwis, bananas, berries, and apples), whilst she made a warm mixture of condensed milk, coconut and cream!

We all then went outside and she demonstrated the best way to present and layer our ingredients onto toast, explaining what flavours and colours work well together to make it look good, as well as taste good!

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It was absolutely delicious; so much so that none of us cared that we had nutella all over our faces!! Renata, while enjoying her second, described it as ‘the best day of here life’!

Luckily Bianca loves sharing her passion and knowledge of cooking with others as her fellows students have asked for this to be a regular activity! 🙂 🙂

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Aussie Cooking! July 20

Today we baked some Australian cookies, ANZAC Biscuits. These tasty treats are very quick and easy to make, so we baked two batches of cookies!

Aya and Sua decided to get creative with their biscuits by sprinkling the mixture with ground coffee and then cooking them in the sandwich press… They insist that the biscuits were just as delicious with this method of cooking!

The rest of the cookies were baked in the oven and came out perfectly. Needless to say, there are no cookies left!

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Here is the recipe to try at home:

 

ANZAC BISCUITS

Ingredients

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup plain flour

2/3 cup caster sugar

3/4 cup desiccated coconut

1/3 cup golden syrup

125g butter

1 teaspoon bicarb soda

2 tablespoons hot water

 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  1. Place the oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl and mix to combine.
  1. Cook the golden syrup and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring, until melted.
  1. Combine the bicarb soda with the water and add to the butter mixture.
  1. Pour into the oat mixture and mix well to combine.
  1. Place a large spoonful of the mixture onto baking trays lined with baking paper and flatten to 7cm rounds, allowing room to spread.
  1. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until deep golden in colour.
  1. Allow to cool on baking trays for 5 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  1. EAT THEM ALL!  🙂

 

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