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Weekly Group Time - Week of August 7

Our book this week was "Cook-A-Doodle-Doo" by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel.  As an extension activity of the book, the children asked to bake.  The children made delicious banana bread and strawberry sauce.  Here are the recipes:

Strawberry Sauce
Stirring the strawberries
Puree 3 cups of sliced strawberries. Add to 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp of cornstarch.  Cook over medium heat until boiling.  Stir constantly.  Remove from heat.  Stir for 5 minutes.  Cover and chill for at least one hour.


Banana Bread
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup margarine
3 bananas (ripe)
2 eggs
1tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
Strawberry sauce and banana bread
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1/4 tsp each of cinnamon, nutmeg
1/3 cup buttermilk


Combine and mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Place in a greased bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.

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