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Using the Produce from our Gardens


This week, the children from Dragonfly's Early Learning took to the kitchen. In recent weeks

the children harvested the rosellas from their rosella trees growing in their gardens and prepared the fruit for jam making. They produced some very delicious rosella jam which they then used to make Jam Drops.


As you can see, it's a serious matter this cooking!!


Cooking is invaluable experience to expand their knowledge of maths and science and to develop their organisational skills to say nothing of the confidence that they gain.



Following is the recipe for the jam drops.


Jam Drops

Ingredients

1 cup nuttelex (225gms) (or Butter)

1/2 cup coconut sugar (100gms)

1/4 cup coconut

1/4 cup rolled oats

1 1/2 cups SR flour (250gms)

1 teasp vanilla

!/2 cup rosella jam


Method

1. Preheat oven to 180C

2. Place butter and sugar into a mixer bowl

3. Beat till creamy

4. Add vanilla and beat to combine

5. Add in flour, coconut and oats and stir by hand till it forms a thick dough

6. Knead into a ball

7. Take spoons full of dough and roll into even sized balls

8. Flatten and use your thumb to indent centre of each ball as evenly as possible

9. Place trays of cookies into freezer to chill for 15mins

9. Fill indents with rosella jam

10. Bake for 16-20 mins till edges of cookies are slightly brown


To learn more about Dragonfly's Early Learning and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Programme for Kindy, go to https://www.dragonflys.com.au/contact-us

or phone us on 07 5471 6500