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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Hello, lovely to see you.
I've just been getting ready for today's recipe.
It'll to be delicious, I can't wait.
-KNOCK AT DOOR
-Hello, Nicoletta. Hi, guys.
ALL: Hi, Katy.
Come on in, everyone.
Do you want to know what delicious recipe we're cooking?
Today's mouth-watering recipe will be...
Katy's shortbread! Doesn't that look tasty?
We're just about ready
to make a start - there's one thing we need to do first.
Do you know what?
ALL: Wash our hands!
# Roll up your sleeves Give your hands a wash
# With slippy-dippy soap Splish, splash, splosh
# Cooking is fun But it can be mucky
# So put your apron on to stop your clothes getting yucky
-# Have you done your hands?
-# Washed and dried?
-# Sleeves rolled up
# Let's take a look in the cookery book
# What can you do? I can cook! #
-Let's get cooking, everyone!
To make our lovely Katy's shortbread,
start with a bowl of flour
and some soft butter like this. They're cut into little chunks.
Has everyone got it?
we're going to tickle!
Can everyone get their tickling fingers out?
Can you get yours out too?
Let's put the butter into the flour...
Make sure you get all the chunks out.
You might have to use your fingers.
We'll tickle the flour with the butter.
Who likes getting messy fingers?
-Show me your messy fingers. Urgh!
You've got messy hands. Let's see.
Keep tickling, everyone.
I love tickling.
Do you like tickling?
Try and tickle out all the flour - make all the flour disappear.
My bowl is already clean.
Oh, my gosh! How did you do that?
He is an expert tickler.
What do you think we're going to need next in this recipe?
Let's put you to the test.
Today's ingredient for you to guess.
What do you think it's going to be?
Let me give you some clues.
The missing ingredient might remind you of ice cream, so could it be...?
An ice cream van?!
We're not going to eat an ice cream van, are we?
The missing ingredient is brown, so could it be...?
We can't eat a teddy bear, can we?
The missing ingredient is brown,
and it has something to do with ice cream.
I'll give you one more clue -
sometime's it's the flavour of custard. Mmm.
So, could it be...?
Do you know what they are?
No? Well, let me explain.
These are called vanilla bean pods,
and we use their flavour in puddings and sweet things.
We need to use the flavour of vanilla in our shortbread.
Let's find out more about vanilla on our computer.
Vanilla beans come from a very special kind of flower.
The beans grow for a long time until they're ready to be picked.
They must be picked very carefully,
so they're not damaged.
They are put in some very hot water to stop them growing any more.
The beans are then dried out in the sunshine
until they go black and sticky and can be used in food.
To get vanilla extract, the beans are put into big containers
with a special liquid that sucks out the flavour so we can use it.
# I can cook! # GIGGLING
Vanilla extract is really strong, so we only need a little bit.
Take a teaspoon,
about this size, and we're just going to pour in half a teaspoon.
It smells lovely,
and it'll give our shortbread a delicious flavour.
We're going to take a clean pair of scissors like this,
and we're going to snip up some glace cherries. But remember,
when using scissors, everybody knows it's best to point them at your
Take your cherries, everyone, and we'll snip them into tiny pieces.
Samuel, what do you think your cherries look like?
Do you think they look like shiny jewels?
-Do you think that you might find them
on the crown of a king?
Now we're going to put our shiny jewels, or our cherries,
into our mixture. You can use your spoon if you want
to get them out the little cup.
-Or your hands.
-Oooh, very sticky.
Do you like getting sticky fingers? I've got really sticky fingers now.
What does it look like in the bowl?
It looks like jam is squashed up...
being in the bowl.
You're right! It does look a bit like jam.
Next we need to add some caster sugar. Take your bowls,
-and sprinkle it in. Whee!
This is going to add lots of lovely sweetness to our shortbread.
-Everyone poured in their sugar?
Samuel, that's brilliant.
Now we're going to take a wooden spoon and give it a big stir.
Who's got the stickiest bowl?
ALL: Me! KATY LAUGHS
And you can pretend to stir at home as well if you want, like this.
Round and round the bowl.
It's really hard now.
-I can't do it.
-I can't do it now, it just breaks through it.
It's sticking, getting hard to stir now.
-Mine's sticking together.
It's coming together in a ball - squeeze it.
Squeeze it into a ball with your fingertips.
Try and push it onto the side of the bowl like that.
Can you squish with your hands like this?
Can you go squish, squish like that?
My bowl's empty.
So put your ball back in the bowl,
and move it over to the side, because now, we'll sprinkle flour.
Take one of these, and sprinkle it over your mat.
What do you think it looks like, everyone?
-It looks like a snowstorm.
It looks like a big snowstorm, right. Leave a bit in your pot.
Take your ball, and then plonk it in the middle of your mat.
Everyone take your rolling pin, and show me your duck feet fingers.
Can you do this? Put your duck feet fingers on your rolling pin,
and slowly start rolling out.
You can pretend to roll at home if you want.
to-and-fro, rolling, rolling as we go!
If your mixture's sticky, you can add more flour.
I think that's thick enough.
We're going to take a baking tray, with some baking paper on top of it,
and we'll cut shapes into our shortbread -
to do this, we need a cutter like this.
You can use any cutter, I'll use a yellow star.
You need to press your cutter into the dough like this.
Give it a little wiggle, and then,
pull it out and push it out,
and put it onto your tray.
Jammy star. KATY CHUCKLES
Try and go round the edge, everyone, so you can get more shapes.
We want to try and make about eight.
This is fun.
That's it, Nicoletta, fantastic.
This is like cutting shapes into modelling clay
and it's easy-peasy to do.
There we go.
Do you like rolling?
-It's good, isn't it?
-Felicia, how are you doing?
-Don't you think they look like flowers?
What do your little shapes look like, Daisy?
They look like little...dough Xs.
They remind me of flowers.
-Maybe they're daisies, a bit like your name.
Keep going until you've used up all of your dough.
I'm making loads of shapes. How many shapes have you got, Sam?
Um... One, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Ten!
That's perfect. Well done.
Now it's time to put your shortbread in the oven for 20 minutes.
But with ovens, beware, it's really hot in there.
Get an adult to help. Come on.
Oh, Daisy, you've made loads of daisies.
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Whilst our shortbread is cooking, it's time to...
ALL: Tidy up!
In the sink.
It's always good to put away, so we can use things another day.
Now it's time to remember what we've made today.
# The flour and the butter Oh, we give it a tickle
# We add vanilla extract Just a little will do
# With sugar in the mixture We can make it delicious
# It's sticky-wicky cooking Fun for me and for you
# Cut the shiny cherries now Snip, snip, snip
# Put them in the mixture Oh, tip, tip, tip
# Now sprinkle on the flour How it looks like snow
# Roll it out until you have a lovely dose
# So take the biscuit cutter We'll make different shapes
# We put it on a tray Just like we already said
# Now they're cooking I can't wait to eat them with you
# So it's easy when you do know how to make Katy's shortbread
# How we love it We love it and it's easy to cook. #
# I can cook! #
Our shortbread has cooked and they look delicious.
Come on, everyone, they've cooled down now.
We can cook, we all know how,
so it's time to eat our biscuits now.
This is delicious.
-What does yours taste like, Daisy?
-It tastes really yummy.
Our shortbread is so scrumptious.
-We did it!
-ALL: We can cook!
That's it for now. I can't wait to see you all again soon,
and just remember that you can cook too!
-It looks nice.
-And it tastes nice.
-What does yours taste like, Felicia?
-It tastes yummy.
Sean, tell me what you think of yours.
It's scrummy-yummy. GIGGLING
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