Dear mom and dad, happy Independence Day!
Independence Day is celebrated on 15th of August. It is a national festival. It was on this day that India won its independence against British rule in the year 1947 and we also remember the people who fought for the freedom of our country.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated between August and September. It is celebrated for the future of a prosperous life. We prepare Modak, Kadubu and sweets for Ganesha pooja and offer pooja for Lord Ganesha with flowers and garland. After pooja we have to listen to the story of Shamantaka Upakhyana.
Traditionally, the Ganesha idol was sculpted out of Earth from nearby one’s home. After worshipping the divinity in this Earth icon, it was returned back to Earth by immersing it in a nearby water body . This cycle represented the cycle of creation and dissolution in nature.
I attended summer baking workshop. It was for four hours. They taught me how to bake cup cake brownie, cheesy spinach muffins and cream cheese pound cake. I learnt how to break eggs, melt chocolate in a double boiler, measure ingredients and decorate. It was fun and the cakes tasted excellent! My parents and my brother also enjoyed the cakes.
Cup cake Brownie baking instructions
- Dark Chocolate – 1/4th Cup
- Butter-1/4th Cup
- Powder sugar-1/4th Cup
- Maida/Plain Flour-1/4th Cup
- Vanilla essence-1/2 tsp.
- Preheat oven at 180 degrees.
- Grease muffin moulds or arrange paper cups in the moulds. Stick it with the butter.
- In a double boiler, melt chocolate along with the butter or use microwave to melt it as shown in class or take moms help to melt the same.
- Once chocolate and butter is melted and become smooth and runny keep it aside to cool down.
- In another mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy with hand wisk.
- Add chocolate/butter mixture into the eggs mixture and mix well.
- Add maida/flour and mix until completely incorporated.
- Pour this mixture in muffin tray 3/4th the way.
- Bake the muffins in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes till golden brown. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream.
By Sidhanth Kashyap – Grade 2 X
One day, Jack and Jessica went to the shed to tell Wishler that they decided to go to Mars. Wishler was excited and he screamed with joy. They got their spacesuits, put it on and sat on the wishing chair.
“One!”, called Jessica. “Two!”, called Wishler. “Take us to Mars”, said Jack, “three!”.
They landed on Mars. They saw some rovers and some deep valleys. They saw a Martian so they hid behind a rock. “Let’s go say hi”, said Jessica. Wishler was frightened. “Don’t be afraid”, said Jack, “we’ll protect you”. They said hi to the Martian. He was a kid and he was friendly.
He took them to his parents. They showed them the schools and houses.
The houses had red slime all over. The Martians treated them with some food. The food tasted bitter. They ate a little bit.
They thanked the Martian kid. “Now it’s time to go home”, said Jessica. They sat on the wishing chair and went home. Jack and Jessica were delighted to visit another planet.
We took 4 slices of bread.
We added slices of tomato,onion and cucumber.
We grated cheddar cheese and added fresh pepper.
We grilled the sandwich in a toaster oven and ate the crunchy sandwich.
We chopped Onions into fine pieces
We cut one lemon and extracted lemon juice.
We mixed spicy peanuts,onions,lemon juice and made yummy Masala Peanuts.
We added the following ingredients:
- Milk Toblerone
- Ice Cubes
So we blended the ingredients and drank the yummy Special Smoothie.
We fried Mani in ghee till it became reddish colour. We boiled milk in another pan. We added sugar & cardamom powder. once the milk started boiling we added mani to it & boiled it further. We let it cool down & ate it.
This was the first thing we made as part of our “Friday Cafe”. Abhinav, Dad and I have been spending time together every Friday and cooking something interesting as part of our “Friday Cafe”.
We put apple juice in the ice tray then put it in the freezer for a night. Next day we ate them.