This month on Recipes in English we are presenting a delicious Berry Shortcake that will be a crowd pleaser for sure! You can find the subtitles on the video if needed and the full recipe below. You can also learn some of the vocabulary words used in the video. Learning English can happen in lots of different ways: in a classroom, online or even while cooking! Enjoy!
Vocabulary Minute 0:00 to 4:00
something that is greater than usual
This cake tastes exceptionally good.
a certain type of an electric mixer used for eggs and cakes.
In Spain it’s called Carnival, in the US it’s Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, Christians refer to it as Shrove day and in Ireland it’s referred to as Pancake Tuesday. Tuesday (Feb. 16th) or the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday signifies the last day to party or eat too much before we enter into the fasting phase of lent (Cuaresma).
As Clare is from Ireland, she has prepared her version of Pancake Tuesday with this delicious recipe for Gluten-Free Crepes, which are very similar to pancakes.
Self rising flour – flour containing a substance that makes cakes swell when they are cooked
Raising agent – something added to cause the flour to be lifted up or become higher
Trials and errors – a way of achieving an aim of solving a problem by trying a number of different methods and learning from the mistakes that you make
Pseudo-cereal – a fake cereal
Binds – to make a mixture stick together in a solid mass
Sieve – /sɪv/ to put a liquid or powder through a sieve
Pinch of … – a small amount of something that a person can hold between their first finger and thumb
Free range eggs – eggs that come from chickens that were not kept in cages
Spongy – soft and able to absorb or having already absorbed a lot of liquid, like a sponge
Lumpy – containing little balls of flour or mixture
To set – to leave a mixture to become hard or solid
At least – the minimum
A squeeze of… – to press something firmly
To wilt (down) – to soften from the heat, to cook leaves
Thanksgiving stuffing is a recipe lots of people have asked me for over the years. It’s really quite simple and delicious. Find the full recipe below. And don’t forget to share the video if you liked it.
170 grams butter
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 onion chopped
½ teaspoon pepper
2 celery stalks chopped
1 teaspoon thyme
9 cups of soft bread cubed
1 teaspoon sage
1 cup raisons
3 cups finely chopped apple
Heat the butter in a large pot and stir in onion and celery. Cook five minutes. Mix the rest of the ingredients with the butter mixture. Stuff the turkey right before cooking. A stuffed turkey should be cooked 15 minutes for each pound. (1 kilo = 2.2 pounds).
Clare brings us a truly versatile dish that all adults and kids will love. Perfect for these cold days and even better as left overs! Don’t forget to check some new vocabulary down below.
Stroke – / Sheep – oveja minced beef – carne picada brought up – criada chopped – picado sauté – salteado without further ado – sin mas demora diced – en dados pick something out – sacar con dedos hail storm – granizado where the hell is… donde coño esta… beef stock – caldo de carne don’t be mean to your mashed potatoes – usa una buena cantidad de patatas pressure cooker – olla exprés kettle – tetera thingamajig – chisme, cosa lumps – grumos potato masher – pasapures creamy – cremosa sealed – cerrado crispy – tostado, crujiente
Round two of Cooking in English! This time we have the traditional Irish dessert Apple Crumble made by none other than Clare herself. It’s a typical dessert in Ireland mainly due to the locally sourced basic ingredients, such as flour, butter, sugar and apples. It’s usually an autumn or winter dessert as it’s best served warm. Clare and her siblings sometimes came home and what started as a merienda turned into a full Apple Crumble meal.
Check below for some vocabulary and the recipe is at he end of the video.
Without further ado – sin más preámbulos stew – guisar release – liberar cloves – clavos put in there – añadir oats – copas de avena certainly not – de ninguna manera transform – transformar resembles – parecerse bread cumbs – pan rallado golden – dorada the proof is in the pudding – lo sabrás si es bueno a probarlo
Watch the video, read up on all the ingredients and learn some vocabulary and interesting facts about pancakes.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Ingredients 1 cup (226.8 grams) of flour ¼ teaspoon (1.23 grams) salt 1 Tablespoon (14.3 grams) Brown Sugar (or regular sugar) 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder 1 large egg ¾ cup (174 grams) milk 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil Chocolate chips Butter or Margarine
Directions 1. Mix all dry ingredients together in small bowl. 2. Beat egg. 3. Add milk and oil and the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth. 4. Heat a pan or grill. When hot, add a bit of butter to the surface. 5. Use small ladle to pour batter onto got grill. 6. Add chocolate chips to the pancakes. 7. When bubbles appear, flip the pancakes and cook for another minute or two. 8. Serve with syrup and/or fruit.
Learn some vocabulary used in the video Fluffy- esponjoso Sunflower seeds- Semillas de girasol Baking powder- levadura (Royal) Scooper/Ladle- cacillo bubbles- burbujas Flip- voltear To double up- doblar Syrup- Sirope
Every country has their own style of pancake. Click here to learn about the different types and about why people in the US call them Silver Dollar Pancakes.