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Cooking Food Poetry Schooldays

Jam Roly Poly

#food #baking #pudding #jam #custard

Egg Sugar Flour and Butter

combine with fruit for something after tea

a little thing that’s fruity and sweet

with a layer that’s simply utter

delicious, flavoursome and buttery

its the fruit covered layer – that gives it a swirl

served up with custard its hard to beat

a childhood favourite – why not give it a whirl ?

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Cooking Food Fruit Garden Nature

A fruity San-San

#fruit #tree #pie #San-San

Growing against the stone tudor wall

hanging fruit ripens for the pie

coming from the tree but once a season

the fruit answers the cooks call

as over the garden young birds do fly

could this be why its baked with haste

there could be no other plausible reason

to deprive the feathered friends a taste

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Acrostic Colours Food Fruit

Banana mania (Revisited)

#coloryourworld #cyw #fruit #banana #yellow

Born out of a tree

A yellow skinned treat

Nice between two slices of bread

Also appreciated by young uns in a cake of some sort

Note though whether in a cake or not – they’re great with custard

A note of caution – don’t eat the peel – they’re not like apples

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Colours Cooking Fun

Almond

#cyw #almond

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A tasty treat – whether its

lining the outside of a cake or its innards

marzipan makes some great decoration

of course its tasty as part of the cake too

newcomers to these treats might need some training

dont forget to break it open – that shell is hard!

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Food Growing up Memories Treat Treats

Looking through the bakers window

#napowrimo #bakers #window

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I can remember walking past the bakers shop

I was six or seven,

a special treat – but only to be eaten after lunch

and that was if – i could find it

you see, my treat was hiding around the bread rolls

playing peek a boo by the chocolate cakes

and skipping around the Chelsea buns

but there was always a moment

where he’d pop up in the bakers window

to say hello

adorned with glace cherries and coloured icing

so i’d forget the iced buns or the Egg Custards

and enjoy my special tasty treat

provided by the baker who made my gingerbread man

gingerbread man
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Cooking Food

Arisen

#Napowrimo #Baking #Shardorma

Almond Nut

mixed in with flour

quickly rose

it was not

the power of soda

but oven heat instead

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Food Fruit Poetry

Butter

#socs #food #butter

I

Born out of the milkchurn,

unsalted and golden

taking a morning trip onto

toast, crumpets and scones

even the odd fish or two

remarkable

II

Brought together with flour and sugar

up in the kitchen

there’s something sweet cooking,

the mix is in the oven, but

everyone knows the best part of the prep – licking the

round mixing spoon and the bowl

III

Building blocks for Bakers

using fat for a meat pie might be ok – but

the sweet stuff needs something for

the fillings to accompany it – providing an

envelope for the fruit to go in ,

roundly eaten off with custard or cream

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Acrostic Food Poetry

By the Hundreds

#SocS #Bythehundreds #Sweet

Hundreds and Thousands : Stock Photo from Dissolve

Held in a container and kept

Up on the same shelf as the glace cherries

Numerous sweet strands wait for the

Day they decend on the fairy cakes

Rainbow Rebellion? no…more like decoration

Each one looking forward to the

Decadent day they add a spot of colour to the

Sweet icing they land on

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Cooking Food Poetry

Dough

#fowc #Dough

Down in a corner of the kitchen

Over by the bread bin and

Under a tea towel

Great things are happening – the bread’s beginning to prove

Hot ovens await, and butter and jam soon after

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Poetry

Combine

#Fowc #Combine

I. Baking

Take your favourite root vegetable

add it with some fat, flour, and a sugar for sweetness

put some additional berries or nuts

stir in, and stick in the oven

when ready – retrieve – cut up

and enjoy

II. Art

Trying to get the colour of

flowers in the garden

isn’t that hard

dropping some red with blue, or blue with yellow,

produces some lovely colour for those blackberries

you’re capturing in that pot

III. Chemistry

Creating new substances from items in the lab

has to be done with care

elements coming together in glass beakers

make colourful mixes , sometimes with

intense reactions –

so it makes sense to use a bit of forward planning

take care with those acids and alkalis and look out at

reactions – don’t forget your gloves and goggles

you’ll be grateful you wore them if the mixes turn violent

IV. Crops

pointing headwards in the sky

threshed and processed for the best yield

then sent to the mill to meet the stones

crushing them down for bread flour

or maybe even cornflakes