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Food Technology - Product for a young child.

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Product for A Young Child Design Brief Many manufacturers produce food products that target young children. These products are often high in sugar and fat. Design a healthy savoury product for a young child. Include appropriate labelling for the product. Problem Description As I am doing a food product for a young child I need to look at what a growing child needs vitamin wise. They need calcium, iron, fluoride and all the vitamins. The problem is however that most foods containing these are less appealing and tasty compared to unhealthy foods. That is why my product will have to be tasty whilst also having to be healthy. Analysis How much would a parent be willing to pay? Would it have to be tasty to sell? These are some of the questions I have to ask to find out, as the design brief is to design a healthy savoury food product for a child. Research The reason I am doing research is to gain information on other food products for children and use this to then design and produce my own healthy food product for young children. The places I will look for information is: The Internet Healthy Eating books Various food booklets Analysis of Research How can I use my research? What will my research show? Do I feel my research went well? How could I improve my research? Why am I Doing the Research? The reason I am doing the research is so that I can gather information and then use this information to produce my own food product for children. The information I shall be looking for is: * Healthy eating * Child Needs * Public Opinion * Package Design What I want to find out using the information is the general design specification, which entails: * Likely cost of product * Shape * Flavourings * Service * Size * Health Options I will find out this information by using the following items and places: * Internet * School * ...read more.


Drain. * Melt the margarine in the pan and stir in the flour. Gradually add the milk and bring to the boil, stirring until the sauce is thickened and smooth. * Stir 2/3 of the grated cheese into the sauce and add the drained pasta and vegetables, the ham and salt and pepper. * Spoon into two shallow dishes and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Cool slightly if necessary. Sensory Testing + Evaluation of Saucy Ham Pasta 1 2 3 4 5 Appearance Thickness Moistness Blandness Softness Texture Evaluation The sensory testing for my saucy ham pasta was way off what I wanted it to be. It for one was too thick as I wanted a smooth runny sauce. It was also too bland as I used far too much pasta in retrospect to the sauce. I don't believe I gave the pasta long enough to cook as it was harder than anticipated. Also it could have been better with less pasta as it would be moister. The texture was also way off and the appearance was laughable as it looked a sticky mess. Rating Matador Pancakes Ingredients Pancakes: * 100g plain flour * Pinch of salt * 1 egg * 300ml milk Filling: * 420g Minced Beef * 1 chopped onion * 1 chopped pepper * 1 can tomatoes * 1 tbsp. Tomato puree * 1 tbsp. Tomato ketchup * Salt * Pepper Equipment * 1 bowl * 2 measuring jugs * 2 frying pans * whisk * chopping board * vegetable knife * knife * plate * Tbsp. + tsp. * Sieve * Oil (sunflower) Method * Sift the flour into a bowl and add the salt. Then put in the egg and a bit of the milk and start to whisk whilst adding the rest of the milk. * Put a small frying pan on a medium light with oil in. ...read more.


Add some pancake batter. Turn over when it appears dry and small holes start to appear. * Repeat process until pancake batter used up. * Boil a kettle and when its done place it in a pan on a medium light and add the pasta. * When pasta is tender, drain and place in a bowl. * Chop up your pepper and onion and start to fry in a large frying pan on a medium light. * When onions start to brown add mince. * When mince starts to brown add the tomatoes, tomato puree and tomato ketchup. Add pepper and salt and herbs and stir. * When mince is done take out the filling and place in a bowl with the pasta and mix it together, take out pancakes, place a portion of the filling in each pancake and then roll them up. * Present on a plate with a sprig of parsley. Sensory Testing + Evaluation of Jolly Old Pancakes Sensory Testing 1 2 3 4 5 Appearance Thickness Salt Moistness Blandness Softness Herbs + Spices Texture Evaluation Everything seemed to go right whilst doing my 3rd adaptation as even my pancakes went really well. The texture, softness and Thickness were all spot on but what amazed me was that the appearance was also top marks. I believe that this was due to the pancakes working. The only problems were that I didn't add enough salt and herbs yet I believe this is small in retrospect. Rating Evaluation of Experimental Work I believe that my experimental work went well and it showed me how manufacturers go about improving a product. By doing this experimental work it has helped me improve my Jolly Old Pancakes recipe and after making my 3 adaptations I am going to choose adaptation 3, mainly down to the fact that my pancakes worked, but also because I believe the pasta helped keep the moistness down as it soaked up the moisture and if this is going to be a packaged product then it can't be runny. ...read more.

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