What Was Cooking in October? (英語版)



Starting in September we laid the ground work for some of the main things we would be making over the next 3 months. Our overall goal is to invite our friends and family to a small cafe. We’ll be offering refreshments from 3 main categories: drinks, sandwiches, and dessert.

This month we started with mixed drinks. This was a good chance to practice measuring liquids using mL,  Tbsp (tablespoons), tsp (teaspoons), etc. For younger students it was also a good chance to practice larger numbers.

Here’s a shot of the final product. A delicious smelling loaf of white bread!

The next challenge was sandwiches. We spent 1 lesson learning how to make bread, and another putting sandwiches together. The bread was a really exciting experience. It was the first time for many of our students to make bread from scratch. Even though we had a stand-mixer to help us, we still got our hands into that sticky dough to knead it. It was very cool to see it rise after some time.

The last step was probably the most exciting for the kids: cookies. Who doesn’t want to make cookies? By now, they were familiar with all of the necessary vocabulary (flour, sugar, baking soda, ect.) so following the recipe was pretty easy. In some classes, I let the students take the lead and helped out where necessary. They did a great job!

If you’re interested, here’s the recipe. I assure you, these cookies are amazing.


  • 190g flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 115g butter
  • 50g white sugar
  • 125g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 170 g chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the the oven to 180 ℃.
  2. In a bowl, add the white sugar, brown sugar, and butter. Mix until creamy (about 2 minutes). 
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and continue mixing.
  4. Slowly add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Combine until a creamy batter forms.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop between 1-3 tablespoons of cookie dough on to a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown.