Newent Cooking

As part of our theme on ‘War’, Year 6 were invited to Newent Secondary school to take part in a whole class cooking lesson with Mrs.Palmer, using the cookery rooms at the school. The children were taught how to make the traditional wartime recipe ‘Woolton Pie’. The pie was named after Frederick Marquis, 1st Lord Woolton (1883–1964), who became Minister of Food in 1940.

The recipe involved dicing and cooking potatoes, cauliflower, swede, carrots and, turnip. Rolled oats and chopped onions were added to the thickened vegetable water which was poured over the vegetables themselves. The dish was then topped with potato pastry.

Thank you to Newent Secondary School for allowing us to use their cookery rooms and special thanks to Mrs. Palmer and the Year 9 helpers for their support.