Katy welcomes young cooks into her kitchen to cook a delicious Italian dish. They find out how mozzarella cheese is made and use it to make lasagne.
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I can cook!
I can cook!
Hello, lovely to see you. I've just been getting ready for the recipe.
It's going to be so tasty today and I can't wait.
-KNOCK ON DOOR
-Hey, Jodie. Hey, Archie.
Hey, Alfie. Hello, Sophie. Hello, Brooke.
Do you want to know what recipe we're going to cook?
Today's scrumptious recipe is going to be...
Lasagne. And as I like to call it, Katy's lasagne.
Doesn't that look so tasty?
We're almost ready to start,
but there's something we need to do first.
-What do you think it is?
-ALL: Wash our hands.
We need to wash our hands and put our aprons on.
# 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
-# Apron tied
# Let's take a look In the cookery book
# What can you do? I can cook! #
Let's get cooking!
Let's get started.
To make your own Katy's lasagne,
you need a dish that can go in the oven, that has a lid, too.
I've oiled yours. So first we put in some tinned chopped tomatoes.
You need some, but not all of them, so take a little spoonful.
Pop them into your bowl.
Remember, you need some but not all.
Can everyone say that?
-ALL: Some but not all.
Can you spread it all around the bottom, guys?
-I keep making holes.
-That's all right, spread it all around,
like a little red sea at the bottom.
There, done it.
Have you made it nice and flat with your spoon?
Now we're going to need some lasagne.
This looks a little like paper, don't you think?
-I'm going to write on it.
-Going to write on it? Dum-di-dum.
Lasagne is a type of pasta.
We're going to use it in our Katy's lasagne.
We're going to tear it up like paper. Can you go rip?!
-Rip! I ripped it in half.
-That's really good.
It looks a bit like a treasure map.
Now cover the tomatoes.
It's a bit like putting them to bed with a blanket.
Has everyone covered up their tomatoes?
-And again, we're going to add some but not all
of the chopped tinned tomatoes.
Take another spoonful
and let it land onto the pasta with a little splat.
Spread it around with your spoon.
Mine are all covered up.
Have you put them to bed?
-Excellent, that's really good.
That's really good.
Remember, we're not going to use all of the tomatoes, just some of them.
What do you think we need next?
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 is soft. So, could it be...?
No! You can't eat a woolly scarf!
Let's try again.
The missing ingredient is soft and rather squishy.
So, could it be...
A ball of modelling clay? You can't put that in a lasagne!
But you can do this...
Let's try again.
The missing ingredient is soft, squishy
and you might find it on a pizza.
So, could it be...?
Do you know what it is?
This is a special type of cheese called mozzarella.
We're going to need some in our lasagne.
Let's find out some more on our computer. Come on.
Mozzarella comes from milk made by an animal called a buffalo
that looks a lot like a cow.
First, the buffaloes are milked.
The milk is then put in a big machine
where it's heated up until the hard bits, called curds,
separate from the watery bit, called whey.
The curds and whey are then emptied out.
The curds are kneaded and stretched in a large machine
until they become a big, stringy cheese.
The stringy cheese is stretched into a long strand of cheese,
which is cut into balls by another machine.
These balls are then put into packs with water
to keep them fresh for us to eat.
We've got some lovely mozzarella right here.
We're going to squash it into little pieces with our forks.
Everyone, let's get squishing!
Squash and squish,
press right into the dish.
I love squishing and squashing. Do you, girls?
It's really good if you press it to the sides of the bowl.
You're very good at it.
Keep going till it's all broken into little pieces, like this.
Now we're going to add some of our mozzarella onto our tomatoes.
Use your fingers and get really sticky.
Crumble it on.
We can always wash our hands afterwards.
-I love getting sticky fingers. Who likes getting sticky fingers?
Do you like getting sticky fingers as well?
Look at my finger, eugh!
Now we're going to use another type of cheese, called ricotta.
We're going to spoon it on with two spoons.
So, we scoop and we spread.
And you can spread it around with your spoons,
it's a nice soft cheese.
What's the difference between the ricotta and the mozzarella?
The mozzarella is hard to squish.
And what's the ricotta like?
-Easy to squish.
-It's more soft and squishy, isn't it?
Can you pretend to spread at home with your hands, like this?
Spread around the bowl.
Now we're going to use a herb called basil.
This is going to add lots of scrummy flavour to our lasagne.
Are we going to tear it?
We're going to tear it up like paper. Pretend to tear at home.
Then sprinkle it on like autumn leaves, whee!
If you smell the basil leaves, what do they smell like?
They smell delicious. I love the smell of basil, do you?
Now we're going to tear up some ham.
So tear it up with your fingers, like this.
I like putting ham in sandwiches, do you?
And now scatter the ham into your dish.
What colours have we got so far, Sophie?
We have got pink, red, white and yellow.
-And what about the basil leaves?
Green's my favourite colour.
And now we're going to get our pinchy fingers out.
Can you get your pinchy fingers out and go wa, wa, wa, wa?
Can you get your pinchy fingers out at home?
Ready? Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa!
And now we're going to take a pinch of pepper
and scatter it on.
Now we're going to try and remember all the ingredients
we've used so far.
First of all we had tomatoes,
then we had pasta,
then we had mozzarella cheese,
then we had ricotta cheese,
then we had basil leaves,
then we put in some ham
and then last of all we put in a pinch of pepper.
To make the lasagne bigger, we need to add all the ingredients again.
Add to the top of the lasagne the smooth ricotta
and the crumbly mozzarella.
And now we're going to sprinkle some olive oil on top.
Dip your little brush in, it's a bit like a paintbrush,
and then dribble it all over the top.
You can just sprinkle it, like me.
Archie, what does it remind you of?
-Of the sunshine?
-Why, what colour is it?
-Golden yellow, and the sun's golden yellow.
That's true, it is golden yellow like the sun.
Shall we sprinkle a bit of sun on top of our lasagne?
Sprinkle a bit more.
Now we're going to put on the lid
because it's time to put our lasagne in the oven for 20 minutes.
But, remember, with ovens beware because it's hot in there.
Get an adult to help you. Come on, let's put them in the oven.
Sophie... Oh, lovely.
Our lasagne's in the oven,
but there's something we need to do while we wait.
-What do you think it is?
-ALL: Tidy up.
That's right, off we go.
It's good to put away so we can use things another day.
Now it's time to remember what we've made.
# Scoop some tomatoes Juicy and red
# Scoop, scoop, scoop Then spread, spread, spread
# Squish the mozzarella Squish, squash, squish
# Squish your mozzarella Squish it in the dish
# Tear the lasagne Tear, tear, tear
# Cover the tomatoes There, there, there
# Tear up the ham Put it on a dish
# Tear up the ham Just like this
# Dribble, dribble, dribble Drip, drip, drip
# Dribble olive oil Then pop on the lid
# Dribble olive oil Then pop on the lid. #
Our lasagne has cooked and it looks delicious.
It's a bit too hot to eat, so we're going to wait for it to cool down.
We've baked and stirred and torn and washed,
we've oiled and mixed, sprinkled and squashed.
We can cook, we all know how,
there's one more job we must do now.
ALL: Let's lay the table!
The lasagne has cooled down and is ready to eat.
The waiting is over, enough of this talk,
let's taste what we've cooked with a knife and fork.
Come on, everyone, dig in!
This is really good, everyone.
Our lasagne is absolutely delicious. We did it!
ALL: We can cook!
That's it for now. I can't wait to see you all again.
Just remember, YOU can cook too!
You've eaten all yours, Alfie!
-Was it really tasty?
Mm! What do you think of yours?
-What about the cheesy bit?
I tried to eat it but it was too big.
-Mash it up, if you want.
-I like this part.
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Katy welcomes some young cooks into her kitchen to cook up a delicious Italian dish. Join them as they find out how mozzarella cheese is made and use it to make their own tasty Lasagne.