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Today is a great day for baking. The sun is shining and there is a gentle breeze. It will be a perfect afternoon for tea with friends. Mrs Docker heats the oven up and starts to rummage through her refrigerator to look for all the ingredients for her cake.

She takes a few eggs, some self-raising flour, some butter, and a box of mixed fruits. She also arms herself with a packet of sugar and some chopped nuts.

Mrs Docker begins to hum a tune as she puts on an apron. Then she breaks a few eggs into a bowl and adds some flour into it. The eggs and flour form a sticky batter. Then, she adds some butter. The batter
becomes really creamy. Mrs Docker uses her index finger and samples some of the sticky batter. It tastes nice and creamy. Then she adds the mixed fruits. She tastes it again. Mrs Docker enjoys tasting the cake batter!

Then Mrs Docker puts her batter aside. Next, she heats up a pan. She is going to make some caramel. Mrs Docker gently puts the sugar into the warm pan. Soon, the sugar starts to melt.

Mrs Docker stirs the sugar carefully so that it will not be burnt. As she stirs, she pops some chopped nuts into her mouth.

Stir... stir... stir...

Chew... chew... chew...

Mrs Docker's hands are busy stirring while her mouth is busy chewing.

Soon, the sugar starts to melt and begins to bubble at the edge. It is also nicely browned. Quickly, she turns off the pan and immediately pours the caramel into her batter. Her batter sizzles and turns brown.
Now, it no longer looks yellowish, but takes on a nice brown hue.

The smell of caramel wafts throughout the kitchen. Mrs Docker gives a gasp. She has forgotten all about the chopped nuts! Oh well! She pops the rest of the remaining nuts into her mouth. She is not going to let any go to waste!

Once the batter is nice and evenly browned, Mrs Docker puts it into a baking tin and places it in the oven. Now, all she needs to do is to wait for it to bake nicely. Meanwhile, she can now call up all her friends for tea.

At four o'clock, Mrs Docker's friends arrive. They are really hungry. Mrs Docker cuts generous slices of cakes for her friends. She has also prepared a huge pot of tea.

"Aren't you having a slice of your yummy cake, Shirley?" asks her friend, who is busily tucking into her enormous slice of cake.

"No, thank you. I am feeling rather full. I am not sure why as I haven't had my lunch. Even then, I seem not to be able to lose weight!" she complains.

Even her friends are puzzled. They continue to enjoy their cake while Mrs Docker looks on enviously.

   
Answer the following questions using complete sentences
  1. How do we know that Mrs Docker enjoys tasting cake batter ?
  2. Explain how one makes caramel.
  3. What is she eating as she is stirring the sugar ?
  4. 'She is not going to let any go to waste !' What is it that she refuses to waste and what does she do to it ?
  5. What does Mrs Docker do when the cake is baking in the oven ?
  6. Is the cake that Mrs Docker baked delicious ? How do you know ?
  7. Mrs Docker is not a stingy person. List two things that she does that shows she is a generous person.
  8. Why is Mrs Docker not eating ?
  9. Why do you think Mrs Docker cannot lose weight ?
  10. Why is Mrs Docker envious ?
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Answers
 

1.

She keeps sampling it.
 

2.

One needs to melt sugar in a heated pan until it bubbles and becomes brown.
 

3.

She is eating the chopped nuts.
 

4.

It is the chopped nuts. She eats all of it.
 

5.

She starts calling up her friends and invites them over for tea.
  6. Yes, her friend describes the cake as 'yummy'.
  7. She cuts big slices of cakes for her friends and also prepares a huge pot of tea.
  8. She is feeling full.
  9. She keeps eating when she is baking.
  10. She is too full to eat and is envious of her friends who are enjoying the cake.
 
 
 
 
 

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