Today Year 6 Prep visited our Leiths Cookery School to learn more about French breakfast foods. During their visit to the Senior School, they had a go at making croissants and pain au chocolat, a much-loved French breakfast staple.
After learning some basic pastry skills, they watched the head of Cookery, Mr Rosenthal, demonstrate how to make a Croque Monsieur. He first made a bechamel sauce, used traditional ham and french gruyere cheese between two slices of bread, and then topped off with more cheese. Mouths were watering when they came out of the oven, and everyone got to sample them. The children took this opportunity to practise their French food vocabulary and thoroughly enjoyed baking and eating their homemade French-style treats.
Head of Prep, Mr Frewer, said, “ This is great practise for our Year 6 children ahead of their trip to Normandy in June where they will be completely immersed in French culture for a week.”