On Monday morning 18 children from year 6 were fortunate enough to visit Bettys cookery school, in Harrogate, to participate in a bread making lesson. We were greeted with juice and Bettys delicious shortbread before watching a bread making demonstration.

Next it was our turn. Everyone independently produced and shaped their own dough. Whilst the dough was being proved and baked we had a fascinating tour of the factory and chocolate room. The morning ended with a bread tasting and evaluation and a taste of Bettys delicious milk, white and plain chocolate! Everyone had a fantastic time.

Don’t we all look lovely dressed for our factory tour?


Fairtrade Green Banana Curry

As part of our Fairtrade learning some children in  years 5 and 6 cooked and tasted a Fairtrade Curry. We were not too sure whether it would be a success and if we would enjoy it or not. It was AMAZING!!! Why not try the recipe below and let us know what you think.


Serves 4

5 green (underipe) Fairtrade bananas, peeled

2-3 tbsp vegetable oil

1 onion finely sliced

1 tbsp curry paste

400ml can coconut milk

salt and freshly ground Fairtrade black pepper

3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander to garnish


Slice the banana into 2.5cm slices. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and fry the banana slices, in batches, until browned on each side. Set the fried bananas aside on a plate lined with kitchen paper. Add the onion to the pan and cook it for 10 minutes until soft, stirring occasionally. Return the banana slices to the pan and stir in the curry paste. Add half the coconut milk and stir well. Cook for 10 minutes over a low heat, then add the seasoning. Pour in the remaining coconut milk and let the mixture simmer until it thickens and the bananas break down a little. Garnish with coriander and serve immediately with cooked Fairtrade basmati rice.