Second Semester- And We’re OFF!

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First Staff Meeting With Pineapple Upside Down Cake

     Wednesday meetings (HELD EVERY WEEK) are usually not quite this eventful; but because the Taiwanese are famous for their pineapple cakes  (Try this recipe), Helen decided to bake a Pineapple Upside-down cake; done in the scenario center.  We’re all wearing “Pink” today to promote the “NO BULLYING” in schools concept (A GLOBAL concern).

Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes


230 gm. Butter (8 ounces)
100 gm. sugar (3.2 ounces)
25 gm. milk powder (.8 ounces)
10 gm. green tea powder (1/3 ounce)
1 egg
320 gm. plain flour  (11.25 ounces)

1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. green tea paste (optional)

Pineapple Jam as filling


(1) Roll pineapple jam into small round balls.
(2) Cream butter, sugar, milk powder, green tea powder till creamy.
(3) Add in egg and green tea paste and beat till well combined.
(4) Add in flour and baking powder and mix till a dough is formed.
(5) Pinch a small portion of the dough and wrap up with pineapple fillings.
(6) Press into small square or oblong rings and place it on a baking tray.
(7) Bake in preheated oven at 175C  (350 F) till golden brown.
(8) Remove and leave to cool on wire rack before storing into cookie containers.

Getting back into the swing is not as easy as I thought it would be.  It was my belief that a visit home would give me that exta “umph” to go sailing through the second semester.  But, well I just miss home.  The snowy weather kept me tied to the house for several days, and I got out of town just in the nick of time, before last Wednesday’s (Feb. 9) big storm hit Little Rock. 
We’ve already begun out new scenarios for the semester.  I have “Supermarket” for 2nd grade; “Health Clinic” for 3 – 6th grade, and still the same for visiting schools.  The 5th and 6th grade will change at 6 week intervals to “Banking” and “DIY – Do It Yourself” respectively.  I don’t know how to do ANY THING myself.  Any body got any ideas?

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Georgette Lane
    Feb 20, 2011 @ 02:21:26

    Hi Schula,
    I sure hate I didn’t get to visit with you, while you were home. Glad to know you didn’t get trapped by harsh weather. Did you see Donna? Looking forward to reading your blog.
    Love Georgette


  2. Shey
    Mar 13, 2011 @ 16:50:06

    Looks like this was taken by a small person. ;o)


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