FOOD TECHNOLOGY – BLOG UPDATE – by Wiktoria P
In Food Technology we have been learning about different foods and the nutrients they contain and why we need them. Recently we have been looking at recipes which are cheap but healthy such as dishes lower in fat, sugar and higher in fibre. We did this because many of the foods today are expensive and the cost of living and feeding a family is just going up in price all the time. We had to find cheap recipes which were tasty, colourful, easy to make but also cheap. We also tried to think about using Super Market own brands and Value brands as well as the section in the supermarket where all the reduced items are put, as there is nothing wrong with the food.
The recipes which we all researched could be used by anyone, from a family or to a student going off to College or University.
The first recipe that one of the students in our Year 9 class chose was a lunch time or snack time recipe it is Cheese and Chilli Melts
• 250g strong cheddar, grated
• 4 tomatoes, roughly chopped
• 1 green or red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped or 1teaspoon of chilli powder
• Red or Green peppers
• 1/2 Onion
• 8 flour tortillas (we used Discovery)
• oil, for brushing
1. Put the cheese, tomatoes and chilli into a bowl with some seasoning, then mix well. Slice the peppers and add to the bowl.
2. Warm tortillas in the microwave according to pack instructions – this makes them more bendable. Divide the cheese mix over one half of each tortilla. Fold over the other half to make 8 half-moons, then press down to seal.
3. Place in oven on a tray or under a grill ( careful so they don’t burn) Cook for a couple of mins until crisp and golden, brush the uncooked side with oil, then flip over for another few mins. Slice into wedges, then pile onto a platter while you cook the rest.
4. Serve with yogurt