Bethanie Bake Off: oma’s soup stirs Whitford Catholic Primary student


Joshua Wenz and grandma Marie-Louise Polanski get busy in the kitchen.  Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au   d461372
Joshua Wenz and grandma Marie-Louise Polanski get busy in the kitchen. Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au d461372

EVER thought of turning your leftover pancakes into a soup?

For 10-year-old Joshua Wenz, of Iluka, this is an integral part of his Oma’s (Grandma’s) Pancakes Two Ways recipe.

“I enjoy cooking like my Oma,” the Whitford Catholic Primary School student |said.

Marie-Louise Pilansky, of Ocean Reef, said as a grandmother, she now remembers all the time spent cooking with her grandma.

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“When I was a child, we didn’t have a fridge so every morning I went to the milkman and I got my little milk can filled up with milk.

“Very often I asked my grandma to make pancakes.

“I knew she would make so many that we had some leftovers and the next day, my grandmother made pancake soup for me.

“Even today, I still love my pancake soup and so does my family.”

Joshua and Marie-Louise have been named finalists in the Big Bethanie Bake Off.

The competition has four student finalists, who cook family recipes with their grandparents, and four Bethanie resident finalists.

Entries were judged on |creativity, appeal of the dish, |nutritional content and the story behind the family recipe. The final will be held at Wednesday’s Seniors Recreation Council of WA’s Have a Go Day at Burswood Park.

The Big Bethanie Bake Off is designed to help close the intergenerational gap between seniors and youngsters, with all finalist recipes to be published in a booklet.