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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #115260: Vocabulary: making a cake...
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    Vocabulary: making a cake...

    Lucy likes cooking, but mostly, she loves pastry cooking, because she's so greedy! She has decided to take part in a  "gourmet competition" . 

    She has chosen to make  the famous 1-2-3 and 1/2 Cake, also called Yogurt Cake or « Mickey's Cake ». You can make several different varieties enriching the basic recipe: 

    - the apple one is called « Minnie's Cake » and the chocolate and pears one (So delicious! ) is « Donald Duck's Cake ».


    The most important thing to remember is that no ingredient needs to be weighed (and it makes things much easier for very young kids... and their parents! ) You just have to use the empty container of the initial yogurt and fill it again with the different ingredients according to the pattern: 1- 2- 3- ½.  



            Little chefs baking a cake   

                       A championship            

                    Baking with Mom

                   A few          basic        utensils: 
    A cup = equalling about 250g 

                 Spoons (of different sizes)   

                           A bowl          
                    A cake mould                    A sieve [siv]

                   An egg separator

                            A spatula 

                   A whisk=> to whisk 

                                  To stir





                          An oven glove                                                       An oven                                          Just in case the little chefs

                                                                                                                                                     burn their fingers ...   


    A few words of vocabulary are necessary to understand what you're doing

     To mix  To empty 
     To fill in  To splash 
     To grate To pre-heat 
     To butter A recipe
     Organic fruit  A lump 
     A mixture  The dough


    The ingredients which are necessary for this recipe and the different variants: (Do not forget to use the empty yogurt container to measure the other ingredients!)



                        One yogurt             2 containers of sugar                        2 eggs   *

                 3 containers of flour           

       A coffee-spoonful of baking powder

       Half a container of vegetable oil

    * In Anglo-Saxon countries, white eggs are much appreciated: they're supposed to taste better and be better. In other countries, it's the opposite... Not knowing your preference, I've shown you the two different kinds... You'll have to make your choice! 


          Apple or pear cake varieties

                       2 diced apples

           An apple and yogurt cake

               A container of cocoa

                   2 diced pears        The chocolate and pear variety




                                                  " Mickey's plain Cake" = The plain Yogurt Cake


    If you have never tasted it, I do hope you'll try these very easy recipes...   They're very good, I promise! The test is simple too and a maximum mark will satisfy you and will give you THE FORCE, I'm sure!   Good luck and Enjoy! 



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    Lucy's making a cake!
    Well, Mom, if I want to stand a chance for the kids' pastry , I should train and practise making my chocolate and .
    First, I take the yogurt (step one) and it into the but I mustn't throw the container away, because I'll use it to measure the different ingredients.

    Then, (Step two), I fill in the empty container with (I fill it twice = 2 pots) and gently beat what's in the bowl.
    The last part of step 2 consists in making the mixture more liquid, by adding half a container of , and two, very gently, not to splash the mix everywhere...

    Finally, I mix the contents of three containers of , add a soup spoonful of , stirring the mixture firmly so as to avoid .

    When the dough is very smooth, you may add the grated zest of an , pour into the mould and put in the pre-heated oven (180°) for 40 minutes.

    To make the two fruit varieties, simply add the of fruit after the flour, not forgetting to replace one container of flour by one container full of cocoa for the chocolate and pear variety. (= 2 containers of flour + one of cocoa powder).The results are DELICIOUS… and these cakes are so easy to make!


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