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  • Welcome to How To Cook That I am Ann Reardon

  • Today we are making a giant twix bar and at the end we'll be giving it away to an amazing

  • young lady so make sure you hang around to meet her as well.

  • But firstly to make it we need two rectangle boxes out of some thick cardboard and then

  • we want to make a rounded base so we are going to insert an extra piece of cardboard into

  • each one. Then staple them into place and line it with

  • some non-stick baking paper. Now I have made a bit of a mistake here I've just lined it

  • to the length of it but I suggest you make it longer to cover the sides all in one piece

  • instead of in a seperate piece because my caramel leaked around the back of that curve

  • there. To make the biscuit you will need some flour

  • water, butter, egg yolks, sugar, skim milk powder and salt. All of the recipe quantities

  • are on the website howtocookthat.net Place your butter and sugar into the bowl

  • of an electric mixer and beat it on low speed until it is smooth.

  • Then add the salt and the egg yolks and continue to mix that on low until it is

  • well combined. Then add in your skim milk powder and the

  • water and mix it again.

  • Once it's all evenly incorporated swap over from your scraper mixer to your dough hook

  • and then add the flour. If you don't have a dough hook you can mix the flour in by hand

  • that's totally fine. Place the mixture between two sheets of baking

  • paper and spread out until it is big enough to make at least four biscuits. And to get

  • it thick enough we are going to need to use two biscuits a double layer. We can't just

  • bake it double the thickness because then it doesn't go crisp it just goes cakey. So

  • we are going to bake it thinner and put tow of them in. Bake it in the oven for around

  • 20 minutes then take it out and immediately cut it into lengths that will fit into your

  • box. Spread them out and put them back in the oven

  • just turn the oven off and leave them in there to dry out.

  • To make the caramel place the sugar, milk, cream and the glucose syrup into a pan. Now

  • you can use light corn syrup here instead of the glucose syrup if you can't get glucose

  • syrup where you are. And then stir it over the heat for several

  • minutes until the sugar dissolves and the mixture starts to boil.

  • Add a candy thermometer to the side of the pan and let it bubble away until it reaches

  • 240 degrees F or 115C. Now for those of you without a thermometer

  • who are trying to guess when it's ready at 224F if you take a spoonful out and put it

  • on a cold surface it looks like this it is a thick smooth liquid.

  • At 235 it's looking like this it's starting to get thicker and it will make strings if

  • you lift up the spoon. At 240 which is what we want it is thicker

  • again and it's starting to set on the counter top.

  • As soon as it reaches 240 take it off the heat and pour it into your mold. Now this

  • is where I was saying I lost some of my caramel going around the edges of the curve. So if

  • you've just got that one piece of baking paper that should solve that problem.

  • While the caramel is still hot add in one biscuit.

  • Then some extra caramel and a second biscuit on top of that.

  • Let that cool down completely and then pour either tempered chocolate or you could use

  • fake or compound chocolate over the top. If you have no idea what I am talking about with

  • types of chocolate there is a video explaining that on the channel. Just click on howtocookthat

  • under this to go to the channela nd look in the chocoalte playlist.

  • Tap the mold on the bench to let the chocoalte run down the gaps and the edges and then let

  • that set completely.

  • Rip open the your mold and take out the body of your twix.

  • Then balance it on two cups. Then take a ladle and smother it from one end to the other in

  • more tempered chocolate. Use a spoon to drizzle a pattern of extra

  • chocolate across the top just like the bars have.

  • Then repeat that for the second bar and then you need to allow them to set.

  • To wrap them place the twix upside down on your paper and then place a piece of card

  • that you've covered in baking paper on the top.

  • And then use glue to secure the paper into place and then flip it over.

  • At the ends push the sides in and then flatten the paper down. Open it up and add glue then

  • refold it along the lines you've already made.

  • Cut off the extra paper using zigzag shaped scissors.

  • And then use the back of a knife to push indents into the paper along the join and then print

  • out a logo and then stick that on.

  • Now who should we give this giant twix to? In Fiji there are a large number of children

  • who are born every year who are profoundly deaf. And without treatment the future for

  • those children is very bleak. I have here with me today an amazing young

  • woman who is profoundly deaf herself but with the aid of lots of therapy lots of hard work

  • and with a hearing aid now as well she can speak normally and she can hear fairly well

  • with the hearing aid as well. And she is helping those children.

  • So Virginia why are you so passionate about working with deaf kids?

  • Um its funny I wasn't, I actually wasn't when I was younger it wasn't something that I was

  • passionate about at all. Mum just started working in Fiji and I was at university at

  • the time and studying Forensic psychology and I thought I'd go for a holiday.

  • So I went over to Fiji and I met a man who was 30 and he had the same hearing loss as

  • I do. When you lay our audiograms over each other it was an identical loss. Umm And this

  • guy was actually not able to speak. Umm had never had hearing aids in his life was signing

  • to me and my signing wasn't great at the time so it was a very sort of jarred conversation.

  • And he was asking me these questions, so you're at university and your friends are they deaf?

  • Or are you half deaf, are you deaf are you half deaf? And was going no, no it's the same

  • its the same. And then um he's asking me do you go and shop for yourself and all these

  • things and it was a really embarrassing conversation for me to have. And I remember looking at

  • some of the little kids that were there and just thinking that's kind of the trajectory

  • of what happens without what I have access to here in Australia. And so I think at that

  • time I just couldn't shake it and I came back to Australia form Fiji and changed my degree

  • and enrolled in speech pathology and sort of from there I have been up to my eyeballs

  • in it.

  • So you enrolled in speech pathology how did that work, how did the university react to

  • that someone with profound hearing loss doing speech pathology?

  • Yeah look it was a challenge initially um I was approached and asked did I think I was

  • going ot be able to get through the degree. So much of what you do as a speech pathologist

  • involves the ability to listen and discriminate small sounds. Um and I understood the concern

  • and I thought come back to me in a year and if you don't like how I'm doing then I'll

  • leave and I ended up doing quite well and graduating with really good marks.

  • And what exactly do you and the Carabez Alliance do when you go to Fiji? OK so we go over with

  • a team of people that is always changing. We have surgeons we have audiologists, speech

  • pathologists, we recently started taking occupational therapists um teachers of the deaf auditory

  • verbal therapists. We all go over and we are working with local organizations to up-skill

  • those organizations, up-skill their local staff. And with them we are working in early

  • intervention settings and providing hearing aids. So the diagnosis of hearing loss, what

  • type of hearing loss how severe, all of those things. Umm we provide hearing aids free of

  • charge which phonak have very generously donated to the Carbez alliance. Um and they are amazing

  • hearing aids, state of the art hearing aids so yeah we provide those to the families for

  • free and then we do the rehabilitation process with them.

  • That's awesome. Yeah, it's fun, I enjoy it.

  • It's so good. Well to say thank you for everything you're doing we've got a little donation to

  • help you on your next trip to Fiji Oh thank you

  • And we also have a giant Twix [laughter] which is not going to help anyone hear.

  • That is amazing, it's so heavy, that is amazing. 2 kilos of Twix

  • Wow, yeah wow oh that's incredible. Look at that [laughter]

  • See if you can get a bite. mmmm [laughter]

  • that is awesome, that's amazing. Tastes like a twix, like it tastes like a twix with all

  • the good bits I really like the caramel. That's amazing wow thank you.

  • If you'd like to find out more or if you'd like to help the Carabez alliance you can

  • go to their youtube channel or their website, I'll put a link to both of those in the description

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