Pancake Tuesday in ‘Le Chéile’

We had great fun making pancakes for Pancake Tuesday.

We mixed flour with eggs in a large bowl and added milk gradually until we were happy with the consistency of the pancake batter. We all got a chance to stir the batter to make sure there were no lumps. We helped teacher to cook our pancakes and put our favourite toppings on top. They were YUMMY!

Our favourite part of the process was eating our delicious pancakes. As you can see from the photos, the most popular topping for the pancakes was…



In preparation for their Graduation Mass, Rang a 6 decided they would like to treat their teachers, parents and guests by baking some delicious goodies.  They had lots of fun choosing their favourite recipes and preparing all the ingredients. Everyone helped by bringing in all the epuipment needed and then on the day it was ” all hands on deck “, to ensure that there were plenty of treats for everyone.  Keep an eye on the “Baking corner” of our blog for all the recipes of the day!

Lee’s Mighty Marshmallow Squares

Lee in Rang 5, baked a surprise treat for his class and has very kindly shared the recipe.

3 tablespoons of butter

1 large pack of marshmallows (2 would work as well)

Rice Krispies


White chocolate.




Square tray

Grease-proof paper.


  1. Place the saucepan on a medium heat. Add in the butter shortly afterward.
  2. Line the square tray with grease-proof paper.
  3. Let the butter melt, and when the butter is melted, add in the marshmallows.
  4. Stir the saucepan, allowing the marshmallows to melt (this could take a few minutes).
  5. When the marshmallows are all melted, add in the Rice Krispies.
  6. Add as much Rice Krispies as you like, and combine (you can add sprinkles if you want at this stage to add some colour).
  7. When the mixture is all combined, transfer it to the tray.
  8. Melt white chocolate and pour over the Marshmallow Rice Krispies.
  9. Add more sprinkles (this is optional).
  10. Leave to set for 45 minutes, then cut into squares and enjoy.

I loved baking these treats. In fact, A: the whole class loved them and B: they were easy to make. 



Halloween Chocolate Apples

Halloween is just around the corner! The pupils are very excited to dress up as there favourite spooky characters. Pupils have been creating art work in preparation for the Halloween break, some pupils have even been baking to celebrate the autumn festival. Mid-term break provides time for parents and children to get into the kitchen to create some Halloween treats for the Trick or Treaters that will arrive in Castlelyons and the surrounding areas on October 31st. Three pupils from Rang 6 wanted to share one of their favourite recipes that is so simple and quick to make.

Make sure to ask an adult for help!
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Halloween Chocolate Apples

Ingredients                                                                                  Equipment    

Apples                                                                                         Saucepan

Chocolate (broken into pieces)                                                    Bowl

Sprinkles                                                                                      Lollipop sticks

water                                                                                            Cling film


Prep the area first by placing cling film on the work service, the cling film will allow you to remove the chocolate apples easily later, and it prevents a mess!

Step 1: Place water in a saucepan over a medium heat on the stove, place bowl over the boiling water (making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water, as this can cause the chocolate to burn). When water comes to a simmer, add the chocolate to the bowl and allow to melt, stir the chocolate occasionally with a spatula to make sure all the chocolate melts.

Step 2: While the chocolate melts, wash and dry the apples. It is important to make sure the apples are completely dry for later when we add the chocolate as this can cause the chocolate to split.

Step 3: When the chocolate has melted, remove from the heat . Hold the apple by the stem and dip the apple half in to the chocolate. Top the apple with as many sprinkles as you like. We like to use lots of bright spinkles 🙂 .

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Step 4: Gently place the apple on the cling film, the stem should be face down on the cling film.  Allow the chocolate to set, this should take 15 minutes.

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Step 5: When the chocolate apples are set, grab a lollipop stick and place the lollipop     stick where  the stem is.

Step 6: The chocolate apples are ready to eat!