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Credit Crunch? Eat Crunch! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 21 November 2008 18:13

Credit CrunchIt seems that everybody is talking about the crunch. To most, this is the 'credit crunch' but to us at School Recipes it usually involves the great debate over whether chocolate or vanilla is the one true Crunch....

But on a serious note, we know that money is a bit tight at the moment and this is where we can help! 

All our recipes are actual school dinner recipes. This means that they've been put together on a very tight budget. In fact, until Jamie Oliver came along and brought the whole issue in to the spotlight, the amount being spent per pupil on the ingredients and preparation was ridiculously small - as low as 19p! Was this a bad thing? We don't think so as it meant schools were buying proper raw ingredients and not processed foods and it was the introduction of processed foods that took away the nutritional value that was always present in the old classics.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 January 2009 14:55 )
School Dinner Rules Too Strict PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 March 2009 08:32

Nutritional DinnersLooks like the Government and Jamie Oliver have pushed things too far. New guidelines on school dinner ingredients are just too restrictive according to the Local Authority Caterers Association. It seems that due to the new nutritional content restrictions, school dinner menus will now take too long to conceive and will also be limited as to what will be made available to pupils.

The LACA said 80% of its members believed the new guidelines would lead to a decrease in take-up of school meals in England, but the School Food Trust argues that a balanced menu is still achievable.

The new nutritional guidelines will be introduced in England's schools from September, one year after they took effect in primary schools throughout the country. They will involve 14 nutrient-based standards. As an example, the average secondary school lunch must contain no less than 7.5g protein and 5.2mg iron!

So, it seems that more meddling from our nannying government will backfire on them with less children eating the healthier school dinners in favour of more choice at the local fast food emporium.

We say the answer is simple - get back to using the old school dinner recipes of the 70s and 80s! And if they want to know where to find the recipes, as the schools' were probably destroyed in some frenzied book burning ceremony, then look no further than here. School Recipes - a vote for common sense!



Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 March 2009 15:36 )
Cookery Courses PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 November 2008 11:07

The joy of our school dinner recipes is that they are, on the most part, fairy simple to follow and with only a handful of ingredients. So, I'm sure most of you will have no trouble knocking them up. But what if you want to learn some of the finer points of cookery?

Well, now you can as we have discovered these great Cookery Courses from Virgin. They are offering a range of 'experiences' related to all things food and drink, from fine dining in some great restaurants to master classes in French cuisine with Jean-Christophe Novelli!

If you fancy honing your skills and adding a twist to our classic recipes, why not have a look? You can find out more and visit the Virgin web site by clicking here.


Cookery Courses


Last Updated ( Friday, 23 January 2009 21:27 )
Cooking makes a comeback PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 November 2008 16:52

In January 2008, as part of the Government's obesity strategy, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls announced that cookery lessons would be made compulsory for 11- to 14-year-olds. "Leaving school able to cook healthy dishes from scratch is an esJamie Oliversential everyday skill all young people should have," he said. "It is at the heart of tackling obesity."

The reintroduction of cookery to the curriculum follows less than a year after the Government's previous measure to offer secondary school children an 'entitlement to cook'. From September 2008, pupils at secondary schools without cooking facilities will have the 'right' to 24 hours of cookery lessons, until cookery lessons become compulsory in 2011.

This entitlement dates back to September 2006 when the Government acknowledged that children should know more about preparing healthy food, but stopped short of introducing it in all schools.
Last Updated ( Friday, 23 January 2009 21:22 )
Syrup and Cornflake Tart PDF Print E-mail
Written by Crunch Man   
Tuesday, 18 November 2008 09:50

Ingredients & Quantities

Shortcrust Pastry:

  • 180g of Flour
  • 40g of Margarine
  • 40g of Lard
  • 30ml of Water


  • 110g of Syrup
  • 80g of Cornflakes
  • 110g of Red Jam (strawberry or raspberry)
  • 40g of Margarine
  • 30g of Sugar

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 January 2009 20:04 )

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