Outlook Issue 22 Winter 2016
News and Views from St. Mary's Woodbridge
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Junior Outlook
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty (text) and David Roberts (illustrations) Abrams Books, September 2016 There’s something rather comforting (to this adult, at least) about a feisty, politically-correct children’s story, delivered in clever rhyming couplets and with colourful illustrations to boot. Ada Twist, Scientist (yes, even a rhyme in the title!) by bestselling author Andrea Beaty fits the bill on all counts – a comfort read for adults and hopefully quite a fun – even inspiring – one for children. In the story we meet Ada who, despite being a little girl of potentially disadvantaged African-American origin, is always asking questions and has the makings of a first-rate scientist. The moral of this delightful book: for curious children the sky’s the limit. Us grown-ups just need to help with the take-off. Price £10.99, available locally at Browsers Bookshop. NC Jack’s easy Danish I do no-hassle cooking. Keep it simple! These Danish are easy to make and yummy too. That’s Christmas tea sorted! Ingredients Ready-made puff pastry Packet of marzipan Tin of apricot halves Flaked almonds One egg, beaten Maple syrup or honey What to do  Roll out pastry (about 1 cm thick) and cut into squares (about 10 cm x 10 cm)  Roll out marzipan until quite thin  Cut marzipan into squares smaller than pastry squares and place one in centre of each  Put 2 or 3 apricot halves on top of marzipan  Using a pastry brush, paint over the whole thing with beaten egg to give it a glaze  Sprinkle some flaked almonds over  Bake in oven for 8-15 mins on Medium to High, depending on your oven –so watch them cook!  Remove from oven and drizzle with honey or maple syrup while still hot. Jack Iles (aged 14)