Crepe Competition! 13 March

On Wednesday we had morning and afternoon Crepe Competitions!

We worked in two groups to follow the below simple crepe recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups plain flour
  • A few pinches of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups of milk

METHOD

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Blend until smooth. Add a little water and mix to desired consistency. Cover and set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking oil. Using 1/4 cup mixture per pancake, pour batter over pan, tilting from side to side so batter covers base in a thin film. Cook pancake for about 1 minute or until underside is golden, then use a spatula to flip. Cook other side for just under a minute until golden. Repeat with remaining mixture, spraying pan with cooking oil between pancakes.

Hongki impressed us all with his flipping skills, with Lisa and Laura also giving it a good go!

Once everyone had their own crepe, the competition started!

The students had strawberries, blueberries, bananas, honey, nutella, nuts and whipped cream at their disposal to help them create the winning crepe!

I couldn’t possibly try them all, so instead judged them on their appearance…

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Talita and Busakorn took the win with their delicious looking creation, combining all the available ingredients!

 

 

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

Sweet Exchange! November 21

Last week we had our fourth Sweet Exchange here at Lexis Byron Bay!

Everyone was encouraged to bake or buy something sweet to bring in on Wednesday. All these delicious treats were then set up in one of classrooms for each of the break times, and everyone had to donate a minimum of $1 to then help themselves to as much sugary goodness as they could manage!!

We had a brilliant variety brought in by students and staff, including cookies, cinnamon scrolls, fresh fruit, vegan brownies, brigadeiros, muffins and of course Tim Tams! Absolutely spoilt for choice!

This was our most successful one yet, with us raising $332 for our two chosen charities!

The two charities we will be donating to were picked by two of our teachers. They both feel very passionately about their chosen charities and each gave a presentation to give us more information about what good are money will do!

Teacher Adrienne chose Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontieres), who are a non-government funded organisation who assist in conflict zones and areas affected by diseases, providing much needed medical treatment. You can read more about this amazing charity here (or ask Adrienne!): https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

Teacher Michelle chose Sugarshine Animal Sanctuary, who provide a peaceful, loving home to animals of all shapes, sizes and personalities! Read more about the wonderful work they do here: https://sugarshinefarm.com.au/

The difference of money in each jar was very small and a lot of the students didn’t want to have to pick one charity, so it was decided that we will split to money evenly, giving them each $166!!

Once again, great work from everyone on supporting these brilliant causes!

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Brazilian Cooking – Brigadeiros! 26 July

Yesterday for our Brazilian Cooking activity we made the traditional Brazilian dessert Brigadeiros!

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It’s very simple to make; just mix 1 tin of sweetened condensed milk, 15 grams of butter and 3 table spoons of cocoa powder over medium heat until thickened.

Once they the mixture had cooled down we covered our hands in butter (stops it sticking!) and rolled it into balls!

Next we covered the balls in candy sprinkles, granulated nuts, shredded coconut and chocolate sprinkles!

 I’ve given up chocolate for the month (5 days to go!!) and this was by far the hardest day! Everyone else was able to enjoy them though and said they were delicious!

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SWEET EXCHANGE! 14 November

This week Lexis Byron Bay hosted a Sweet Exchange! We encouraged all of our students and staff to bake or buy something sweet to bring in and share with their school friends and teachers!

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Everyone who came along had to donate a minimum of one gold coin ($1 or $2) and could then help themselves to as much cake, biscuits and chocolate as they could eat!

The money raised will be given to two charities; Golden Oldies Animal Rescue and WIRES Wildlife Rescue. These 2 charities are close to mine and Lisa’s heart; Lisa has  adopted two elderly dogs and an 8 year old cat from rescue groups like Golden Oldies and I am a volunteer/rescuer for WIRES. Last week we got all the students together and each did a presentation for our chosen charities, explaining all the good they do and how our donations would help. Jacko, Lisa’s 14 year old Jack Russell cross, came along to help Lisa express how much the charity means to her. It’s fair to say he stole the show and everyone loved having him at school for the day!

We are so pleased and proud of how many of our students and staff got involved. Many made things together as a class, others baked at home and some bought from shops; all contributions were greatly appreciated!

Once we received all the food at reception I set everything up in one of our classrooms ready for the morning and afternoon breaks!

We had two pots at the front so everyone could choose which charity to donate to, with many putting in both, and they were then able to help themselves to all the treats one offer!

There was a huge variety to choose from, including an assortment of cheesecakes, lemon slice, cinnamon scroll, chocolate cake, brigadeiro, chocolate covered strawberries, cupcakes and Aussie favorite Tim Tams!

My first attempt on a Banoffee Pie was miraculously a success and finished off before I even got try it!

There were so many delicious treats brought in we even had enough left over to do a silver coin donation the next day!

A huge thank you to everyone that bought something in and everyone who donated to our chosen charities, it is very much appreciated and we’re really looking forward to letting the charities know how much Lexis has raised for them…

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Which is a total of $280!!

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/

 

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.