- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 125g caster sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 125g self raising flour
- 8 tablespoons of jam
- A shallow rectangle shaped cake tin/baking tray (13 x 9 inches)
- Line the tin with baking paper and brush with oil.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees c
- Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a bowl with an electric whisk. It will take about 10 minutes for the mixture to be light and fluffy.
- Carefully add the flour, a little at a time, and fold it into the egg mixture.
- Pour the mixture into the tin.
- Ask an adult to bake it for 10 minutes.
Rolling the cake
- Place a damp tea towel on the worktop and a sheet of baking paper over this.
- Sprinkle the paper with sugar.
- Ask an adult to turn your cake onto the baking paper.
- Carefully trim the edges to make them straight.
- Spread the jam over the sponge.
- Roll the cake and place in your container.
Topic Day Recipes
Year 2 Ancient Egypt Day
Hummus is one of the oldest foods in the world dating back to ancient Egypt. We know that chickpeas were used quite frequently over 7,000 years ago.
- 400g chickpeas.
- Pinch of pepper
- Pinch of salt
- 2 garlic cloves.
- Pinch of paprika
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ½ lemon.
- 5 tbsp olive oil.
Using the back of a fork, mash the chickpeas well. You can add a little oil to help with this.
Peel the garlic and chop into tiny cubes.
Put the chickpeas and garlic into a bowl and squeeze half a lemon over this.
Next add the remaining ingredients (cumin, olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika) and stir.
Try using the hummus as a dip or with pitta bread!
* Ask an adult to pre-heat the oven to 170°C, 325°F, Gas Mark 3.
* In a bowl, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Then add the egg yolk and beat.
* Sieve the flour, ginger and cinnamon and fold into the mixture.
* Fold in the currants and candied peel.
* Add just enough milk to make a stiff dough.
* Roll out the dough and cut out the biscuits using a cutter shape of your choice (eggs or rabbits make a lovely Easter theme). Place them on a greased or non-stick baking sheet and ask an adult to bake for 15 minutes.
* Ask an adult to remove the biscuits from the oven and brush with the egg white. Sprinkle the sugar over the top and bake for a further 5-10 minutes.
* If you want, you can ice the biscuits and add details using currants, chocolate chips, cherries etc.