Objectives: To successfully make pumpkin bars 2. understand the difference between baking powder and baking soda and what they do 3. be able to identify different utensil with in the kitchen 4. ability to use correct measurements and measurement utensils The main audience that it will focus towards is around middle school and people with a general understanding of cooking but may not understand some of the terms used within cooking. I chose powerpoint program because I was most familiar with and have used it in other presentations but not in teaching thus far. I also thought it was a good program for steps because then the people learning will not get ahead of the steps involved in baking.
I thought this was a great page because it is a beware type page letting the learners know the safe precautions they must make when starting to cook. I was also going to put in a picture of me with flour on my face warning people that baking can be messy, just for a little fun instead of the clip art.
I was planning on putting a picture of a tablespoon and a teaspoon to show the difference. Also the difference between a liquid measuring cup and a regular measuring cup. I also did not have enough time to put in explanations about the measuring cup and how to level the powdered ingredients being measured.
I would have made this page a bit more organized. However I didn’t get time but the material is all there.
I was going to explain what the toothpick test is and what it actually tests when baking a cake or bars.
Critique of the “How To” I think that the picture were very effective showing what is needed and what the ingredients look like or what type of bottle they come in. I tried to change the hyperlink colors but I couldn’t figure out how to do it. This link will take you to a cooking page that will help with recipes and cooking. It seemed like the whole page was easy to follow along with and added information that most people wouldn’t know. The information went along with what was being talked about with in the slide and it help explained further procedures that need to be taken when cooking. I thought it was a good start to teaching cooking through a recipe.
A recipe with a dash of
By Tara Ruport
• Preparing food is like surgery, we
don’t want any bacteria or germs
in our food so always wash hands
• When cooking food for people
always be aware of the person’s
• If some one has a reaction call
Materials and Utensils
• Wisk or spoon
• 2 Large bowls
• 12x18 inch pan
• Measuring cup and a liquid measure cup
• Tablespoon (aka tbsp)
• Teaspoon (aka tsp)
Ingredients for making the Bars
• 4 eggs
• 1 cup of oil
• 1 tsp of baking soda
• 2 cups of flour
• 2 cups of sugar
• 2 tsp of baking powder
Baking soda causes the dough to
rise when an acidic ingredients is
added such as milk or yogurt.
Baking powder is a combination
of baking soda, acid, and moisture
absorber like corn starch.
Ingredients for the Bars
Spices like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg come from plants
and roots. They are grounded up into a salt like state.
•15 oz can of pumpkin pie filling
•2 1/2 tsp of ground cloves
•1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
•2 tsp of cinnamon
•1/2 tsp of ginger
Mixing the ingredients
• When cooking with baking soda or powder or both
always mix the dry materials together before adding
to the liquid materials.
The Liquid Ingredients
refer to anything that can be
poured or grainy like the sugar.
The Dry Ingredients
refer to to any ingredient in
• First mix eggs, oil, sugar and can of
• Then mix all dry ingredients together in
a separate bowl
• Add in the dry materials slowly to the
wet while mixing at the same time
When you mix oil with an opposite like water or
eggs, you must add a little at a time to get them to
mix completely. The method of this mixing is
Getting ready to Bake
• Spray a 12x18 sheet pan with a nonstick
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farhenheit
• Spread the mixture evenly out in the pan
• Once the oven is ready, bake the bars for 25-
• Do the toothpick test to tell if it is done
Things to do while it is cooking
Play some games or
Call Mom to ask questions about the recipe
Ingredients to make the Topping
• 8 oz softened cream cheese
• 3/4 stick of softened margarine (6 teaspoons)
• 4 cups powdered sugar
• 1 Tbsp of milk
• 1 tsp of vanilla
The term Softened means that it
will be so soft that it seems like it
has melting. This state of the
ingredient makes it very easy to mix
• Mix all the
• Slowly add the
while mixing until it
1. To check if the bars have cooled completely, feel the
bottom of the pan.
2. If it is still warm, they
are still not ready for their
topping, once it feels
cool, like room
temperature than you can
start to spread.
*This is the general rule for all cakes and bars when adding a topping. *
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