There was a very exciting atmosphere at this year’s Christmas lunch. The children came into the hall wearing hand made party crowns, covered in glitter, and their party clothes. Rather than lining up to collect their lunch like usual, they sat at their tables while their teachers, teaching assistants and midday supervisors served them their lunch – what a treat.

Adults joined the children for lunch and encouraged children to try a sprout or two; lots of children discovered they quite liked them!

Big thanks go to the HCL kitchen team who worked really hard to make such an enjoyable lunch, including the reindeer biscuits – iced to perfection as you can see from the photo below.

reindeer-biscuits

If you would like to have a go at making your own reindeer biscuit in the holidays:

You will need:

350g plain flour

100g margarine

175g granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp ground ginger

Method:

Pre heat oven to GM4/350f/180c

Place all dry ingredients in the mixing bowl and mix well.

Add remaining ingredients, mix until the dough comes together.

Roll out the dough and use a gingerbread man cutter to cut the shapes.

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden.

Allow to cool before icing.

Turn the gingerbread man upside down and ice antlers, eyes, ears and add a red cherry for a nose.

 

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