Katy's Shortbread I Can Cook


Katy's Shortbread

Katy welcomes young cooks into her kitchen to cook up a tasty treat. They find out where vanilla pods come from, and stir and mix up Katy's delicious shortbread.


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# I can cook

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# I can cook

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# I can cook. #

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GIGGLING

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Hello, lovely to see you.

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I've just been getting ready for today's recipe.

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It'll to be delicious, I can't wait.

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-KNOCK AT DOOR

-Come in!

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-Hi, Katy.

-Hello, Nicoletta. Hi, guys.

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ALL: Hi, Katy.

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Come on in, everyone.

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Do you want to know what delicious recipe we're cooking?

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ALL: Yes!

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Today's mouth-watering recipe will be...

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Katy's shortbread! Doesn't that look tasty?

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ALL: Yes.

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We're just about ready

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to make a start - there's one thing we need to do first.

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Do you know what?

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ALL: Wash our hands!

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# Roll up your sleeves Give your hands a wash

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# With slippy-dippy soap Splish, splash, splosh

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# Cooking is fun But it can be mucky

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# So put your apron on to stop your clothes getting yucky

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-# Have you done your hands?

-Yes!

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-# Washed and dried?

-Yes!

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-# Sleeves rolled up

-Yes!

-Apron tied

-Yes!

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# Let's take a look in the cookery book

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# What can you do? I can cook! #

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-Let's get cooking, everyone!

-ALL: Yes!

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To make our lovely Katy's shortbread,

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start with a bowl of flour

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and some soft butter like this. They're cut into little chunks.

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Has everyone got it?

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-ALL: Yes.

-Because...

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we're going to tickle!

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Can everyone get their tickling fingers out?

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Can you get yours out too?

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Let's put the butter into the flour...

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Make sure you get all the chunks out.

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You might have to use your fingers.

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We'll tickle the flour with the butter.

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Who likes getting messy fingers?

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-ALL: Me!

-Show me your messy fingers. Urgh!

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You've got messy hands. Let's see.

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Urgh!

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GIGGLING

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Keep tickling, everyone.

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I love tickling.

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Do you like tickling?

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GIGGLING

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Try and tickle out all the flour - make all the flour disappear.

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My bowl is already clean.

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Oh, my gosh! How did you do that?

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He is an expert tickler.

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GIGGLING

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What do you think we're going to need next in this recipe?

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Let's put you to the test.

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Today's ingredient for you to guess.

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What do you think it's going to be?

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GIGGLING

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Let me give you some clues.

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The missing ingredient might remind you of ice cream, so could it be...?

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An ice cream van?!

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We're not going to eat an ice cream van, are we?

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The missing ingredient is brown, so could it be...?

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Roar!

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No!

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We can't eat a teddy bear, can we?

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The missing ingredient is brown,

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and it has something to do with ice cream.

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I'll give you one more clue -

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sometime's it's the flavour of custard. Mmm.

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So, could it be...?

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Do you know what they are?

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No? Well, let me explain.

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These are called vanilla bean pods,

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and we use their flavour in puddings and sweet things.

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We need to use the flavour of vanilla in our shortbread.

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Let's find out more about vanilla on our computer.

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Vanilla beans come from a very special kind of flower.

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The beans grow for a long time until they're ready to be picked.

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They must be picked very carefully,

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so they're not damaged.

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They are put in some very hot water to stop them growing any more.

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The beans are then dried out in the sunshine

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until they go black and sticky and can be used in food.

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To get vanilla extract, the beans are put into big containers

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with a special liquid that sucks out the flavour so we can use it.

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# I can cook! # GIGGLING

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Vanilla extract is really strong, so we only need a little bit.

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Take a teaspoon,

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about this size, and we're just going to pour in half a teaspoon.

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It smells lovely,

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and it'll give our shortbread a delicious flavour.

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We're going to take a clean pair of scissors like this,

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and we're going to snip up some glace cherries. But remember,

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when using scissors, everybody knows it's best to point them at your

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-ALL: Toes!

-Toes.

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Take your cherries, everyone, and we'll snip them into tiny pieces.

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Samuel, what do you think your cherries look like?

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-Gooey stuff.

-GIGGLING

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Do you think they look like shiny jewels?

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-Ooh, yeah!

-Do you think that you might find them

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on the crown of a king?

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GIGGLING

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Now we're going to put our shiny jewels, or our cherries,

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into our mixture. You can use your spoon if you want

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to get them out the little cup.

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-Or your hands.

-Oooh, very sticky.

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Do you like getting sticky fingers? I've got really sticky fingers now.

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What does it look like in the bowl?

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It looks like jam is squashed up...

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being in the bowl.

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You're right! It does look a bit like jam.

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Next we need to add some caster sugar. Take your bowls,

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-and sprinkle it in. Whee!

-GIGGLING

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This is going to add lots of lovely sweetness to our shortbread.

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-Everyone poured in their sugar?

-ALL: Yes.

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Samuel, that's brilliant.

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Now we're going to take a wooden spoon and give it a big stir.

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GIGGLING

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Who's got the stickiest bowl?

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ALL: Me! KATY LAUGHS

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And you can pretend to stir at home as well if you want, like this.

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Round and round the bowl.

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GIGGLING

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It's really hard now.

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-I can't do it.

-I can't do it now, it just breaks through it.

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It's sticking, getting hard to stir now.

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-Mine's sticking together.

-That's right.

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It's coming together in a ball - squeeze it.

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Squeeze it into a ball with your fingertips.

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Try and push it onto the side of the bowl like that.

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Can you squish with your hands like this?

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Can you go squish, squish like that?

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GIGGLING

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My bowl's empty.

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So put your ball back in the bowl,

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and move it over to the side, because now, we'll sprinkle flour.

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Take one of these, and sprinkle it over your mat.

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What do you think it looks like, everyone?

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-ALL: Snow!

-It looks like a snowstorm.

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It looks like a big snowstorm, right. Leave a bit in your pot.

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Take your ball, and then plonk it in the middle of your mat.

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Everyone take your rolling pin, and show me your duck feet fingers.

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Can you do this? Put your duck feet fingers on your rolling pin,

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and slowly start rolling out.

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You can pretend to roll at home if you want.

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To-and-fro,

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to-and-fro, rolling, rolling as we go!

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GIGGLING

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If your mixture's sticky, you can add more flour.

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I think that's thick enough.

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We're going to take a baking tray, with some baking paper on top of it,

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and we'll cut shapes into our shortbread -

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to do this, we need a cutter like this.

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You can use any cutter, I'll use a yellow star.

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You need to press your cutter into the dough like this.

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Give it a little wiggle, and then,

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pull it out and push it out,

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and put it onto your tray.

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Jammy star. KATY CHUCKLES

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Try and go round the edge, everyone, so you can get more shapes.

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We want to try and make about eight.

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This is fun.

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That's it, Nicoletta, fantastic.

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This is like cutting shapes into modelling clay

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and it's easy-peasy to do.

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There we go.

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Do you like rolling?

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-It's good, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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-Felicia, how are you doing?

-Fine.

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-Don't you think they look like flowers?

-Yes.

-They do.

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What do your little shapes look like, Daisy?

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They look like little...dough Xs.

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They remind me of flowers.

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-Maybe they're daisies, a bit like your name.

-Daisy!

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GIGGLING

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Keep going until you've used up all of your dough.

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I'm making loads of shapes. How many shapes have you got, Sam?

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Um... One, two, three, four, five,

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six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Ten!

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That's perfect. Well done.

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Now it's time to put your shortbread in the oven for 20 minutes.

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But with ovens, beware, it's really hot in there.

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Get an adult to help. Come on.

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Oh, Daisy, you've made loads of daisies.

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# I can cook! #

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Whilst our shortbread is cooking, it's time to...

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ALL: Tidy up!

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In the sink.

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It's always good to put away, so we can use things another day.

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Now it's time to remember what we've made today.

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# The flour and the butter Oh, we give it a tickle

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# We add vanilla extract Just a little will do

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# With sugar in the mixture We can make it delicious

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# It's sticky-wicky cooking Fun for me and for you

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# Cut the shiny cherries now Snip, snip, snip

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# Put them in the mixture Oh, tip, tip, tip

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# Now sprinkle on the flour How it looks like snow

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# Roll it out until you have a lovely dose

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# So take the biscuit cutter We'll make different shapes

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# We put it on a tray Just like we already said

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# Now they're cooking I can't wait to eat them with you

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# So it's easy when you do know how to make Katy's shortbread

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# How we love it We love it and it's easy to cook. #

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# I can cook! #

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Our shortbread has cooked and they look delicious.

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Come on, everyone, they've cooled down now.

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We can cook, we all know how,

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so it's time to eat our biscuits now.

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Mmm!

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This is delicious.

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-Mmm!

-What does yours taste like, Daisy?

-It tastes really yummy.

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Our shortbread is so scrumptious.

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-We did it!

-ALL: We can cook!

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That's it for now. I can't wait to see you all again soon,

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and just remember that you can cook too!

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Mmm.

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-It looks nice.

-And it tastes nice.

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-What does yours taste like, Felicia?

-It tastes yummy.

-Does it?

-Yes.

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Sean, tell me what you think of yours.

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It's scrummy-yummy. GIGGLING

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If you want to make today's recipe, then go to...

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