In my opinion, knowing how to make a roux is a ” kitchen basic” that students should know how to create as it’s the base for many soups and sauces, including gravy. This interactive assignment incorporates a strategy that I’ve been seeing a lot lately, mostly in the ELA world where it’s used to summarize important text information. I thought it would work well as a way to highlight and summarize important food information. So, here is my rendition of a food related one pager.
- Write the word “ROUX” on the board and ask students to discuss with their shoulder neighbor what it is and how to pronounce it.
- Have student groups share answers; one person pronounces the word and the other shares what they think it is.
- iPads or Laptops
- One Pager Template or Blank White Paper
- Colored Pencils or Markers
- Students will need a ONE PAGER Template or blank white paper and colored pencils or markers to work with.
- Using the provided resources, students will include the following information in a creative way on their One Pager:
- Define roux (in your own words)
- Ingredients that make up roux
- Steps to make a roux
- 3 Varieties of roux: Name (colors) with Description
- Uses for roux
- Color and a minimum of 5 images corresponding to information
- After students understand the basic concept of roux, I will demonstrate how to make a blonde roux gravy, which is a must know for hosting any holiday dinner! I like using the Spruce Eats web information for this as it includes great visuals, directions and video clips.
- Finally, students prepare their own gravy as they prepare Waffles & Gravy in the lab. Depending on your class time, students can with prepare the waffles from scratch or you can buy pre-made frozen waffles to save time. Either way, students are making their gravy from scratch.