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Geography Full Year Curriculum Level 1 (Age 5-6)

Life Skills

Bake the British Isles - Traditional Hot Cross Buns

Come and have fun baking hot cross buns with a UK teacher, and learn some history and culture behind this Easter treat. (Look out for other classes in the series - bakes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and UK celebrations.)
Helena England, BA Hons, PGCE, MA
164 total reviews for this teacher
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75 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
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per learner

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If you would like to send a photo of the finished bake, I would love to see it!
Equipment: mixing bowls wooden spoon cup to beat the egg grater to grate the lemon zest piping bag or plastic food bag with the corner cut off (to pipe the cross on top of the buns) pan or microwaveable bowl to melt butter/warm milk pastry brush to glaze the buns baking sheet lined with baking paper weighing scales/measuring cups/teaspoons/fork wire cooling tray Ingredients strong white bread flour plain flour/all purpose flour yeast lemon butter sugar egg salt mixed spice/pumpkin pie spice cinnamon (or use extra mixed spice) dried fruit eg raisins, sultanas, currants candied peel (or use extra dried fruit) As this is a baking class, it is essential an adult is on hand to assist where necessary.
Students will be able to make simnel cake using a traditional recipe, and know some facts about the UK too.
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Please note that this is a baking class and an adult needs to be on hand to supervise the use of the oven.
This recipe contains dairy products and flour; if your child has allergies to these ingredients this class will not be suitable for them.  However, it is possible to use non-dairy products in this recipe such as soy milk and non-dairy spread.


Helena England, BA Hons, PGCE, MA
Lives in the United Kingdom
Primary school teacher (3-11 year olds) with lots of experience. patience and positivity
164 total reviews
98 completed classes

About Me

Hello everyone!

My name is Helena, and I live in the UK.  I have been a teacher for over 25 years, and I still work in the classroom teaching children aged 3-11 in primary schools in England.  Alongside this, I am a private tutor (both online and... 
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