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Hello. Hello. Today, we are hoping to prove to you that baking is
simple and easy. Baking, not eating, they're not for you.: sorry.
Children in need is around the corner, but there's still time for
you to get involved and support Children In Need by baking. Our
skills in the kitchen are kind of limited. Speak for yourself, I make
a lovely quiche. We have got an expert joining us. He was spot -
spotted by Jamie Oliver and now he's the host of Junior Bake Off.
You can catch it at 6.0 every night this week on the CBBC channel.
the very best of Britain's budding bakers are in the mix. Am I getting
on your nerves? Who will rise to the challenge? It's going to be
very tough. It's Aaron Craze. Come on in. Wouldn't it be amazing if
the badges were that size. Welcome to the show. Talk about the
contestants on your show. Not only do they have to perform in front of
the TV crew, they have judges watching their every move. They
must find it tough? Unbelievable. They're little soldiers, I must
admit. It's so difficult to bake something because it's a science,
baking. To have all those cameras and me coming over going "what are
you doing..." and that all the time must be annoying. You were singing
their praises before. Sounds like these guys are really creative?
They are. They get set challenges, they have their tasks but then they
have to be creative and they make things like, some of the stuff they
make you will be like, how do they do that with flour and eggs, do you
know what I mean? Hopefully you won't be saying that today. You
will be cooking today helping us support our appeal. What do we do?
This is a basic biscuit recipe, so we are going to put some flour in,
a bit of plain flour in there. Butter. You can chop it up, but I'm
just going to pop it in soft, unsalted butter. Don't want any
salt in it. Sugar. Caster sugar. Pop that straight in. So we've got
the sweet, creaminess going on. The egg will bind it all together. And
flavour. Vanilla. You carry on. You, you've been eating some.
haven't. Get out. Barney, Children In Need, yeah, you're not a child.
We are trying to prove to you that it's easy and you are a hindrance.
Carry on. Mix it all together or you can use a food processor. Go,
go, go, look! That was a bit hard, sorry. Ouch. B So we mix this all
together. You do that, I'll keep my hands nice and clean. OK. Because
obviously I know what you are like at rolling, the word has spread, so
we've got one ready. You can have a little roll. Not too much. That's
it. Well done. Pressure in the kitchen. What is that? The most
pathetic fishing rod I've ever seen. Get out! If you haven't got a
rolling pin indoors, hello, a tin! Or you can use a wine bottle or
something like that. Is that for a biscuit size? No, for rolling the
dough. Oh. We want to get this ready by the end of the show. Pop
them in the oven when it's nice and hot. When it comes out... Behave
yourself, please. I will. Make sure it's nice and cold on to the non-
stick baking tray. Chuck it in the oven. While you are doing that,
let's stick with the theme of food because this time of year sees lots
of changes in the woodlands and forest areas and lots of things
fall from trees, not just leaves but things that you can cut with.
Rav Wilding is on the case. When I'm off duty, there's nothing I
like more than taking a stroll with a picnic. But, what if I was to
tell you that cordial, jam, cake, jelly and biscuits can all be made
with ingredients found in the countryside. Foraging is the act of
searching for food but could also be described as making good use of
nature's la Da. This year has been one of the most successful years of
wild fruit. Eating the wrong food can be dangerous. You should only
try it under expert supervision. Meet Chris, the King of foraging.
He'll show me how to make some skreet treats using ingredients
from this woodland -- sweet treats. Can anyone do this? You have to
know what you are doing was a there are poisonous things out there, but
you can learn very, very quickly. What sort of tasty treats can be
out in the wilderness like this? autumn, this time of year, we've
got berries, nuts, roots, I've got a few things for you to get today.
How do I know which ones to get? Use your smartphone, get dandelion
roots, berries, rose hips and hawthorn. Basket and spade. Thank
you. I'll leave you do it. What am I gonna do now?! First on
my solicit a dandelion I've got to find. But to make things worse,
they've apparently got no flowers because it's autumn so I'm looking
for a green stick in a very large green field! But, my app is telling
me that the word is originally from a lion tooth because of the shape
of the leaves, so hopefully that's going to be my clue as to finding
the dandelion in this field. Close, but I don't think it's the one.
Really hard to tell without the actual flower on it because that's
the most distinctive part that I remember. I think we're in luck
here. That's one. See the leaf? It's like teeth there. I think I've
found my dandelion. Right. Let's dig this up. There it is. My first
dandelion root. I'm looking for rose hips and I remember these from
school because they make a good itching powder. These little guys
here, definitely rose hips. Hawthorns. This is definitely them.
They're a lot smaller than rose hips. They grow on a completely
different type of tree. But this is them. And this is a young plant. It
will have a great big root down the bottom and that's the bit I need to
These are wood havens which smell a bit like cloves. They have a
delicate root so I can't use the shovel because I'll probably break
it. We got it. There we go. Right, I've got all my tasty ingredients.
Now, it's off to the kitchen. First thing's first. We wash the
rose hips and hawthorns. A massive pesle and mortar. Whack 'em in
there. Pestle and mortar. What are the squashed rose hips going to
become? We'll make a pulp out of them and make a jelly. Get your
hand in there. Rose hip jelly mice - first time for everything, eh.
We've got most of that out. Put this to one side and then we've got
the hawthorns. What is this one going to be? We add a few
ingredients from the store cupboard, apples and water. We've God our
dandelion roots and birdoch roots. They are going to make a dandelion
and birdoch drink. Chris stews the other ingredients for 30 minutes.
There's the dandelion roots. The wood haven roots, the thin ones,
they have that clove flavour. All that into the pan. Pop a lid on.
We'll go over to the stove. See how the other things are doing as well.
Well, it definitely looks more like food now and smells like appetising
food now. It's starting to smell fruity now isn't it? We've got a
lovely pulp in there, everything's gone great. A lovely Pinky colour
as well. We need to get all this into there and we are going to
press it through so the pulp will come through and the little seeds
and skin and everything will stay inside. We do that with both sets
of ber ris before adding honey, lemon juice and glycerine to set
the jelly mice. The rose hips are poured into the moulds. The
hawthorns are spread thinly. We just need to sieve the dandelion
and burdenoch cordial. -- bu urdoch. These are the roots I dug up myself.
That's actually really nice. Pop it in like a chew, a piece of
liquorice or something. Should I have a mouse bottom? Yes, and I'll
have a head. Chuck it all in Yes, just like a jelly sweet. Again,
really, really nice. Don't worry, guys, we'll make sure we save some
of this and get it to you in the studio.
Cheers, Rav, he has sent some back to the studio. It's quite a strong
smell and I think it's going to be an Quy ired taste. Thank you but
I'll put that over there for now. You can have it later, Aaron. If
you decide to go foraging and get berries, get expert advice before
you eat some of them because some of them make you ill. One thing
that's undeniably delicious... These are the old biscuits. Smell
that! They do smell great. Ten more minutes, 180 and you've got some
lovely biscuits to decorate. When they come out, we'll let them cool
with the icing pens. Fantastic. Supermarket. You can get those.
Barn yirbgs you can have the first biscuit because I feel guilty for
hitting you earlier. -- Barney. You don't always get what you want.
Next year, 2012 is the year of the superhero. All your favourites will
be in the cinemas. Because of that, we have two superhero Royaltys in
the studio today. John McCrae and Mark Miller. Welcome to the show.
You are the guys that are behind the comic strips we see. John, you
are an artist who's drawn all sorts of characters like? Batman,
superwoman, Wonderwoman, Batman, the Simpsons and Scooby Doo.
write the comics? Yes, Spider-Man, Hulk and things like that. Is it
not every boy's dream? It was my dream when I was five so I can't
believe at 41 I'm get to do it, it's great. Dreams that you have
when you are little can come true. What are you doing at the moment?
Wii Spider-Man. This is the guy that draws Spider-Man in the comics
you buy which is impressive. Did you start early? I had an Avengers
comic when I was four and that was it, twoing to be a comic artist and
nothing could dissuade me. When I was 18, I realised I'd have to
submit my artwork to the companies and after four years, I got my
first job. Through learning? Did you go to college or were you good
at drawing? I was reasonable and it was just through copying. I went to
art college for two months. that was it? Yes, I dropped out.
That's all right, look at what you are doing, it's amazing. I went to
the careers officer and said I would like to write comics and she
looked at me like I was mad. Luckily technology caught up with
us. It's great. How do you work together? Does the
story come first then the pictures? I'm given the blank piece of paper
which is cool for the readers and nice for the artist to draws. Then
all the hard work is done by John. I'll write a thousand spaceships
crashing in LA and then John has to draw it. Mark's the kind of guy
that would count them to make sure you've got that many. Yes. Barney
is wearing a cape, ready for action. He's poised waiting for the whistle
in the sky and he'll save anybody from distress. This is for a reason
because you have turned myself and Barney into superhero characters.
Look at this, very excited about this. These are the comic strips
you have put us in. Talk us through the story? Blue Peter asked us to
come up with a two-page story for the readers. I mean the viewers.
This is the idea that the badges will give you super powers, the
Blue Peter badge. All the Blue Peter badge people, the badges
start going and you get powers to help people. You draw that story
and bring it to life? Yes, draw nit pencil first to iron out all the
kinks and possible mistakes then go in in ink and do the inked up
version and there it is. Amazing. You then do another version which
is the finished print, I guess? Absolutely. And don't you look
good? Thank you very much, I do, yes, you've got the muscles just
right as well. You can see this coloured in on the website. You can
finish the story. Here is the first section. That's the first story
they've done for you, then you have got another bit which is blank and
you can decide how the story finishes.
Mark, John, thank you very much for coming in. It's amazing. How cool
is this show today, superheroes and biscuits! Doesn't get any better.
The biscuits are ready, time to take them out of the oven. They're
hot. Always wear an oven glove. Decorate these ones now, they've
been chilling, haven't they? Got to cool down - very important -
otherwise they'll melt. Pick an animal. I've gone for a green
caterpillar. We've been advertising your mini bake sale. I put up this
poster over here. If you want a poster leek that, head over to the
Blue Peter website, print it, fill in the details and that'll help
make sure you get lots of punters to raise money for Children In Need.
Beautiful. Welcome to the greatest fund-
raising show on earth... Children is need is all about one thing,
raising money to help thousands of children across the UK. This year
we are asking you to raise money for children like these living with
illnesses that affect their every day lives. For some children, that
means they need to have treatment in hospital to help them get better
again and one illness that involves spending a lot of time in hospital
is cancer. Cancer can affect adults and children. There are lots of
different types, over 200 of them. They can be difficult to understand.
So here are some of the basics. human body is made up of millions
of tiny cells that help to make things like blood, muscle or bone.
Sometimes, cells start dividing in an uncontrolled way and lots of
damaged cells are produced. This is called cancer. Some cancers affect
the cells in your blood. If the cells in your blood are damaged, it
means they can't fight infections, these cancers are called leukaemias
and lymphomas. Then there are tumours when cells stick together
and form a lump somewhere in the body.
I've come to a hospital in Cambridge. This is the oncology and
haematology children's ward where children who've been diagnosed with
cancer come for their treatment. Sapphire is 12. She was dying
kneesed with cancer just under a year ago. She's had several courses
of chemotherapy, a treatment designed to kill cancer cells or
stop them dividing. Can you explain what it's like having treatment?
just makes you sick, makes you lose your hair. Chemotherapy is designed
to make you get better but you have to get worse first don't you. Is it
something you get used to? don't really like getting sick and
just... Don't feel like doing it sometimes.
Like Sapphire, eight-year-old Charlie has been having treatment
for cancer too. Nine months ago, he was diagnosed with a large tumour
and it took a nine hour operation to remove it, followed by regular
visits to hospital. What is it like being in hospital? OK because
they've got the Xbox. Can you explain the sorts of things they
have to do to make you better? do this chemotherapy that goes in
there. That tries to clear it all up and, if not, they have to do an
operation. To make time on the ward better for children like Charlie
and Sapphire, Children In Need are funding a charity called young
Young Lives who run a project called Get Creative on the Ward.
The team travelled to this ward in their van and they arrive on the
ward with a whole load of media gear. They give children the chance
to learn how to make a ring tone, shoot a fillle, edit a photo or
even record a song -- shoot a film. Charlie's been working on a song
with the team and today he wants to That's enough from me. Time to hand
There it is. Projects like this are exactly what children like Charlie
need because when they're in hospital they get to do fun things
as well. Charlie's not the only one making the most of the session.
Sapphire is planning to shoot a magic trick starring me. They
brought a laptop to the bed, I do the music. They motivated me to get
out of bed so I could do more stuff. That's really cool, isn't it?
one of my most favourite things to do when I'm bored.
If you want to raise money for projects like Get Creative on the
Ward, the good news is you can. Get out there and run sales. The money
you raise will go towards helping children like Charlie and Sapphire.
Come on, let's do it - let's Bake A Difference!
By supporting this appeal you can make a mass you have difference to
the lives of children like Charlie and Sapphire. Everything you need
to know about running a successful sale can be found online. It's time
to see how many items you have pledged to bake for this year's
appeal. So... Drum roll... Yes. The total amount of pledges
pledged by you for the Bake A Difference sale is ops ooh. 32,385,
amazing! Very, very impressive. Since the start of the show, Aaron
from Junior Bake Off has been in the kitchen for us. Let's see how
he's getting on. Come on, you can have a biccie. Yes! I've decorated
them to the best of my ability and they're on sale now. Let's see the
colour of your money. Ah. Special deal now, buy one get one free,
�1.20. There you go. We've done all of this in half an hour, haven't
we? 30 minutes. You could have one in the living room for your family
and friends. Everything you need to know about holding a sale is online
and you can find the recipe as well. Is that nice? A bit moist.
animals were hurt either in this, remember, because they're not real.
That's good to know. The dog licked that one before? That's why it
tastes like beef and biscuit. parent or grown-up can help you pay
the money in that you raise: You can send a cheque or postal order
to our address, all the details are on the website.
Eat that one instead. He's not touched that one I don't think. We
are going to need this recipe because tomorrow Barney and I will
each be holding a bake sale. I'll head to Carlisle. I'll be heading
to blal. If you want to bring us a cake, buy a cake, come and see us -
- Blackpool. It's going to be raining in Blackpool, but it's
glorious sunshine in Carlisle. are going to raise lots of money
for Children In Need. You can help me if you want, bake some cakes and
bring them along. Helen's not the most competitive one in this, is
she. Blackpool! If you want to see who is crowned Queen of the bake
sale, choose next week. I won't be crowned the Queen. He's not a girl,
is he. The X Factor girl will be swaggering for us next week and if
you want to ask her anything, you are in luck. Head over to the Blue
Barney discovers the science of laughing and explains exactly why having a giggle is so good for us. Plus, Barney the dog goes behind the scenes of Legally Blonde - the Musical, to meet a small dog with a very big wardrobe.