It's All Greek For Beech Class
Beech Class have been further immersed into their topic of Greece this week: making and tasting a Greek delicacy of spanakopita. The children were demonstrating their knife skills: chopping spinach, parsley and spring onions. As well as, measuring feta and ricotta cheese and cracking and beating an egg. Instead of baking in a big pie, Beech Class added their own Box Primary School flair to the recipe, by folding their mixture into filo pastry parcels (a bit like samosas). The smell of these parcels cooking in the staff room, both delighted and teased the staff members when they came in at breaktime. Alas, there were none to spare for the teachers, as Beech Class tasted and evaluated their product as soon as they were cooked.
A few parents were apprehensive that their children would never try it, but there was absolutely no need to worry as the spanakopita were devoured in mere minutes. Such was the deliciousness of the spanakopita, that a few children even tried licking the last possible tasty morsel from the greaseproof paper and others were sneakily enquiring if their friend was really going to eat all of that. A success all round, with children decreeing that they were going to make it again as soon as they got home! And if this post has your taste buds tingling, just ask anyone from Beech Class for a copy of the recipe.