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Food That Fools You

This may look mouth-watering, but if you chomped down on it, your taste buds would never trust you again.

The food stylists and the photographer have many different tricks up their sleeves when they put this food on platters. For a fact milk on cereal is just white glue on cardboard so the cereal won’t get soggy. A banana may just have a thick coating of lemon juice over it. I don’t think you would want to be biting your teeth into this ‘delicious’ food anymore!

Super Soapy Milk
A glass of milk might look freshly poured, but really, it might have been standing there for an hour. Food stylists add dish soap bubbles just before the shoot.

Nice Ice
The ice in a glass of lemonade may look refreshing but they’re really just $50 hand-carved plastic blocks.

Cranberry Delight
That thirst-quenching cranberry juice looks very good, but it is really just water with red food coloring.

Hot Potato
A spud might look piping hot but all the steam came from a wet cotton ball in a microwave oven hidden behind the potato. Squishy margarine was used instead of real melted butter.

Paper Stuffed Chicken
Only partly cooked chicken is set out in front of you. Otherwise its skin would get wrinkled and burned. It may have looked delicious on T.V., but in your mouth it tastes like blubber. Just so you know, its also been painted with a special mixture of brown. It’s also stuffed with paper towels.

Waterproof Bread
You don’t want to chow down on this bread. It’s been coated with a special spray that most people normally use to protect their car interiors from water and sun. Stylists use it so the bread doesn’t dry out.

Icing Cream
This delicious looking scoop of vanilla ice cream is really what is covering your cake, just mixed with powdered sugar. That way it isn’t about to melt under the bright lights when the camera clicks.

Super Strawberries
Mmmmm. You can’t wait to sink your teeth into that strawberry, right? Well here’s a fact for you. The reason those strawberries look so red is because their white spots have been coated with lipstick till they shine.

From now on I hope you think twice before you order something off of a food advertisement, or else.

Submitted by Amina, 4S

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Lazy Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 
120g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 
220g (1 cup firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 
2 eggs
  • 
240g (1 cup) sour cream, at room temperature
  • 
1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 
225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour
  • 
75g (3/4 cup) Dutch cocoa (see top tips)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Chocolate!

  • 200g dark chocolate (55% cocoa solids), finely chopped
  • 300 ml thickened cream

Step 1 to make ganache, place chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. Place cream in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Pour cream over chocolate and stir until melted and combined. Divide ganache between 2 bowls. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 bowl. Stand second bowl at room temperature.

Step 2 
Preheat oven to 160°C. To make the cake, grease the pans and line with baking paper. Place butter and sugar in a saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat for 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves and butter is melted. Remove from heat and whisk in eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Sift over flour with cocoa, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda, then whisk until smooth. Divide batter between pans.

Step 3 Bake, swapping pans halfway, for 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 4
 Remove ganache from fridge, stir until smooth, then spread over top of 1 cake. Top with second cake, then gently press together. Now its ready to be served!

By Heleen, 5LS

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Gummy Bears

A gummy bear, everyone loves them! What they don’t know is how fun and easy they are to make. This treat is great to make for a rainy day inside. Hope you enjoy them.

Homemade Gummy Candies

Ingredients:
• 1/3 to 1/2 cup cold water
• 1 package flavored gelatin
• 4 packets non-flavored gelatin
• Candy molds

Directions:
1. Place ½ cup of cold water in a pot; turn temperature to low heat (let it simmer).
2. Once hot, take your packets of non-flavored gelatin and stir them in until they dissolve.
3. Do the same thing with the flavored gelatin.
4. Stir the gelatins together until it has all dissolved.
5. Pore the liquid into a glass-measuring cup.
6. Still liquid, pore it in the candy molds.
7. Let that sit on the counter for about 3-5 minutes.
8. Then put in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
9. Take out and then serve.

By: Jena, 5IM

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Chocolatey Chocolatey Dipped Strawberries


Recipe submitted by Ilsa, Grade 4R

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Awesome Pancakes!!


Recipe submitted by Ilsa, Grade 4R

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Yummy Hot Chocolate!


Recipe submitted by Ilsa, Grade 4R

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Frozen Yoghurt Recipe

Recipe submitted by Ilsa, Grade 4R

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