We have written plenty of recipes with Mr Swallow before (Egyptian Saboob bread, Spaghetti Carbonara and our amazing Regional pizzas!) So, Mr Swallow decided that we were ready for a recipe writing challenge! He gave us this Yorkshire Pudding Recipe:
- Get 2 eggs, 80g of flour & 100ml of milk
- Mix it together
Cook it in the oven for around 20 mins
That was it! It was a rubbish recipe! He didn’t use time order words, bossy words, adjectives or adverbs! Terrible. He gave us just 1 lesson where he reminded us what features a recipe should have and then told us we would be writing our own with no help.
We know what you’re thinking, that is tricky but not that hard. Well, that’s not all! Meet Compo and Nora Batty…
They are the stars of an old Yorkshire TV show and Mr Swallow let us see them in action. He then challenged us to become either Compo or Nora and, write the recipe AS IF WE ARE THEM!
The Nora Battys would have to make sure that the house was kept clean whilst they worked and also to keep an eye out for Compo sneaking in to pinch ingredients or even a kiss!!!!
The Compos had to be a little creative in the ingredients they used and were, obviously, not too bothered about hygiene standards!