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Sunday, April 14

  1. page EasterRecipies edited Easter 2013 Baking Camp recipies. Pasta Red Pesto Pizza Banana Bread Cheesy Scones Brownies …
    Easter 2013 Baking Camp recipies.
    Pasta
    Red Pesto
    Pizza
    Banana Bread
    Cheesy Scones
    Brownies
    Muffins/ Nuttela Cup Cakes
    Rainy Day Biscuits /Butter-cut out biscuits.
    Pasta
    Ingredients
    300g white flour, type '00', plus extra for dusting
    3 medium eggs
    ½ teaspoon fine salt
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    Method
    Sift the flour onto your work surface. Make a well in the centre and break in the eggs. Add in the salt and oil. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, mix the flour into the eggs, working from the centre outwards. Once you have a crumbly texture, gather the mixture together with your hands and start to kneed until you have a soft dough. Once the dough has come together, continue to knead for about 8 minutes, using both hands, exactly as if you were kneading bread. Roll the dough into a ball, cover with cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for 20 minutes. Once the dough has rested, simply flatten it with your fingers so that it can fit through the rollers of the pasta machine. Flour the pasta lightly on both sides and start to roll it through the pasta machine from the widest setting to the thinnest. Make sure you keep the pasta dusted with flour at all times.
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    Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
    Ingredients
    75g Sun-dried Tomatoes
    1-2 garlic cloves
    50g freshly grated Parmesan
    25g pine kernels
    75ml extra-virgin olive oil
    salt
    Method
    Whizz all the ingredient except the oil for 1-2 seconds in a food processor. Add the oil and a little salt. Taste and correct seasoning. Store in a covered sterilised jar in the fridge.
    Pizza dough
    Ingredients
    350g strong white plain flour
    1 sachet of instant, easy blend yeast
    a teaspoon of salt
    210ml of warm water (about the same temperature as your bath)
    olive oil
    Method
    Sieve the flour into the bowl and add the yeast and salt. Mix them together with a wooden spoon. Add the warm water and 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil. Mix everything together until it forms a ball of dough, leaving the sides of the bowl clean. Put a little extra flour on your hands and put the dough onto a clean surface. Now, pressing and pushing with your hands, knead it until it's smooth and elastic. This will take about ten minutes. Grease the bowl with a little olive oil and put the dough back in. Cover it with clingfilm and leave it somewhere warm for about 1 ½ hours, until it has doubled in size.
    Pizza Sauce
    Ingredients
    A tin of chopped tomatoes ( about 425g)
    salt
    1 clove garlic, peeled and sliced
    olive oil
    1 teaspoon of dried oregano or some fresh basil leaves
    Method
    Tip the tomatoes into the bowl. Add the salt, garlic, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and the herbs. Mix it together, cover with cling film and leave it to stand while the dough is rising.
    Brownies
    Ingredients
    ¾ cup flour
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    ½ cup butter
    ½ cup chopped nuts
    1 cup caster sugar
    ¼ cup cocoa
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    Method
    Grease a 8”x8”x2” tin and preheat over 170C. Sift flour, measure, re-sift 3 times with the salt, sugar and cocoa, the last time into a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, butter and vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon at 100 strokes a minute for 3 minutes or for 2 minutes at medium speed on an electrical mixer. Add nuts and mix until just combined. Turn into pan and spread. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan on cake rack.
    Nutella Cupcakes
    Ingredients
    ¼ cup butter, at room temperature
    ¼ cup canola or mild vegetable oil
    ¾ cup sugar
    3 large eggs
    1 tsp. Vanilla
    1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
    ¼ tsp. Salt
    ¼ - ½ cup nutella, at room temperature
    Method
    Preheat the oven to 325F, 163C. In a medium bowl, beat the butter, oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt on a low speed until just combined. The batter must be thick in order to swirl with the Nutella. Divide the batter between 12 paper lined muffin cups. Drop a spoonful of Nutella on to the top of each and swirl through the mix with a skewer, knife or something pointy. Bake for 25-30 minute, or until springy to touch. Makes a dozen cupcakes.
    Banana Bread
    Ingredients
    100g raisins small ones are best
    75ml Irish whiskey or black rum
    250g self raising flour
    pinch of salt
    1 level teaspoon baking powder
    150g caster sugar
    100g butter, softened plus extra to serve
    50g walnuts or chopped pecans optional
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    finely grated zest of 1 orange optional
    475g whole bananas ( about 4 small ones) peeled
    50g glacé cherries halved
    Method
    Preheat the oven to 170 C. Lightly oil and line a 13 x 23cm tin with parchment paper. In a small saucepan, gently simmer the raisins in the whiskey or rum for 2-3 mintues, then remove from heat and leave for 1 hour to plump up. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the sugar, butter and chopped nuts if using and using your fingertips, rub it in until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Whisk the eggs, vanilla extract and orange zest in another bowl. Add the bananas and mash very well with a potato masher. Add the cherries. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the banana mixture. Gently but thoroughly bring all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon, then pour into the prepared loaf tin. Smooth the top and bake in the oven for 1- 1 ¼ hours. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing the cake from the tin.
    Cheesy Scones
    Ingredients
    150g Strong Flour
    150g Cream Flour
    2.5g Bread soda
    12.5g baking powder
    Pinch of salt
    20g Butter
    10g Caster sugar
    30g Eggs
    210g Butter Milk
    60g Grated Cheese
    Method
    Sieve the strong and cream flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.Rub the butter in to the mix and make a hole in the middle. Dissolve the sugar n the milk and add the egg, blend well. Then add the milk, sugar and eggs along with the cheese and mix it with the dry mixture. Mix it all together to form a soft dough. Place the dough onto a floured surface and roll it out. Then cut out round circles about 5cms in size. Place on a lined baking sheet. Make an egg wash (water and eggs) and brush it over the scones. Then let them rest for 15 minutes before baking at 210 ⁰ for 20-25 minutes.
    Butter Cut-Out Biscuits
    Needed biscuit cutters and 2 baking sheets, greased or lined
    Ingredients
    • {http://eleventoolsfrommalta.wikispaces.com/site/embedthumbnail/placeholder?w=287&h=190} 175g soft unsalted butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 400g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 300g icing sugar, sieved
    • food colouring
    Method
    • Preheat oven to 180C.
    • Cream butter and sugar until pale and moving towards moussiness
    • Beat in the eggs and vanilla
    • In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
    • Add dry ingredients to butter and eggs and mix gently and more flour if it is too sticky to roll out
    • Halve the dough, form fat discs, wrap in clingfilm and rest in the fridge for 1hr.
    • Once the hour is up take out of the fridge and place on a table that has been dusted with flour.
    • Dust the dough with more flour, roll it out to about ½ cm, then cut out the shapes. Dipping the cutter into flour as you go along.
    • Bake for 8- 12 minutes, until lightly golden. Cool on a rack and continue with rest of dough.
    • When fully cooled you can begin the icing. Add a couple of teaspoons of nearly boiled water to the icing sugar to form a thick paste. Colour them as you want.
    • Enjoy

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Friday, February 15

  1. page Monkey Jam (Animation Software) edited ... http://comotionanimation.com/ To accompany the site there will be a facebook page to enable di…
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    http://comotionanimation.com/ To accompany the site there will be a facebook page to enable dialogue between teachers specifically about stop motion issues.
    http://www.facebook.com/ComotionAnimation
    Also Ihe says he will launch
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_MacFheorais.comotion&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImFwcGludmVudG9yLmFpX01hY0ZoZW9yYWlzLmNvbW90aW9uIl0.
    The app is in its early stages but any feedback would be much appreciated.
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Friday, January 11

Sunday, December 2

  1. page X The inbox Pending aditions and suggestions edited ... Screen capture tools, there is a list of eight here: http://networkedblogs.com/zBLIN http:/…
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    Screen capture tools, there is a list of eight here:
    http://networkedblogs.com/zBLIN
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collaborative_software For the more technicaly adept, this is a list of wikipedia list of collaborative and joint project software.
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Thursday, November 22

  1. page Bonus Page TrailMeme edited I have not been able to access the trailmeme site for the past two days, and I think XEROX may hav…
    I have not been able to access the trailmeme site for the past two days, and I think XEROX may have pulled the plug on this project.
    On this page, I describe Trailmeme, give you links to videos on using and installing it, and discus potential educational uses for this tool. If you wish to pursue this, it should take you about thirty minutes until you have your first Trailmeme published. If you encounter problems, you can contact me via the forum at the bottom of this page and I will see if I can help.
    User Survey: Please Help make this site better by clicking on the link below:
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Friday, October 19

Saturday, October 6

  1. page Monkey Jam (Animation Software) edited ... There is a how to here: for doing stop motion using a digital camera, and imovie for a Mac. h…
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    There is a how to here: for doing stop motion using a digital camera, and imovie for a Mac.
    http://content.photojojo.com/tutorials/stop-motion-digital-camera/
    Trevor Boland, is interested in getting teachers involved in stop motion animation,
    he is setting up a stop motion website, by the end of October 2012, that will support Teacher facilitate animation in schools.
    http://comotionanimation.com/ To accompany the site there will be a facebook page to enable dialogue between teachers specifically about stop motion issues.
    http://www.facebook.com/ComotionAnimation
    Also I will launch an app that teachers can download from play.google.com that can be downloaded on android phones and tablets.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_MacFheorais.comotion&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImFwcGludmVudG9yLmFpX01hY0ZoZW9yYWlzLmNvbW90aW9uIl0.
    The app is in its early stages but any feedback would be much appreciated.

    These tools are all aimed at a hands on frame by frame approach to animation. There are other more automated alternatives, and a good starting point is this web site from Mark Brumley
    http://www.markbrumley.com/7-web-2-0-animation-tools/
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Friday, October 5

  1. page Monkey Jam (Animation Software) edited ... MAC versions: Monkey jam can be run using virtual PC however the MonkeyJam author suggests Fra…
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    MAC versions: Monkey jam can be run using virtual PC however the MonkeyJam author suggests Frame Thief, as an equivalent for stop-motion animation. I Can Animate, has also been suggested by Cormac Cahill for a Mac platform, its a little more expensive at £45. Site license and educational pricing is available. (It would of course be blasphemy to suggest that you run Windows 7 on your Mac hardware!)
    Other alternatives are
    http://www.ticklypictures.com Suggested by Joe Dale
    Pencil
    http://www.pencil-animation.org/
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