My half brother’s name is Chad, so every time I hear about the country of Chad, I do a quick double take and then realize people are talking about the country in Africa, I also discovered when searching for information on the country, that is also a helpful tag to throw in. Sometimes you learn odd things in your geography lessons, particularly when learning about countries in Africa.
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Chad Unit resources
I did my quick search with my Chad country Africa hack because it’s amazing how many people there are with that name. Apparently, it’s not just my half-brother.
- Chad country profile from BBC– rather boring and factual, no FUN facts really
- Chad culture, facts, and travel– there are a few more interesting facts in here
- 30 INTERESTING and FUN facts about Chad– not just that, but they are EXPLAINED, because you can’t just read the fact, you need it explained.
But continuing on, let’s check out the Geography Now video.
Let’s head on to…
Chad Unit recipe: beignets
Okay, I know this is really just an adaptation of a French recipe, but most of the recipes I found I just could not find the ingredients OR I knew no one would want to eat it. I give you beignet souffles.
Beignet souffles ingredients
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 eggs
Now I’m remembering this recipe, this was another recipe where my daughter came downstairs and agree with me that it makes no sense. Seriously, you need to read the directions.
Okay, here are the adaptations I think I made
I’ll add this into the recipe, but looking at the directions, and the amount of liquid and fats in there mean there is no way I used only 1/4 cup flour, I’m sorry, but that is insane, absolutely insane
- In pot, boil the water, salt, powdered sugar, and butter.
- When the water starts to boil add the flour (the original recipe says “throw the flour in all at once.” Here is what I did. I got the water boiling, then I poured the water into the flour using my mixer, looking at it, I knew that I needed to add some more flour, so I added more flour, first 1/2 cup, and then slowly more 1/4 cup at a time, until I had a nice good dough.
- Once the dough has cooled slightly, I added in the eggs continuing to mix it. Mix it on medium to add some air in.
- While the dough is mixing, pour some oil into your fry pan and start heating it. When the oil is hot, take golf-ball-sized ball of dough and flatten it to form the beignet. (Again the original recipe did not say a thing about flattening it, just frying the dough)
- When the dough is golden brown, pull it out and serve sprinkling sugar or powdered sugar over it.
Looking at this attempt to adapt the recipe and hopefully tell you how to make it, I really don’t think I’m going to even both making this into a recipe card, because it is just that messed up.
Let me tell you some of the many reasons this is nothing like most beignets or most souffles:
- there is no rising agent, no yeast, no baking powder, nothing, so the dough will not rise at all
- did I mention the complete and total lack of rising agent?
Okay, I guess I only had one reason, but really, it just didn’t work right.
Now, I”m hungry, not for this, this recipe didn’t work, but I made some Irish beer bread last night, and I’m gonna go eat some of it.
Chad Unit: notebooking pages
I decided to be mature and actually finish writing before eating. This is me being mature.
We filled out the Africa notebooking pages.
I only had a few facts that I wrote down aside from happily recording what each part of the flag means. I love finding out the ideas behind flags, I don’t know why that amuses me.
- The trans-Saharan trade route from ancient times
- Chad means lake
- despite being thought of as a desert, it has lots of water underground
- there is a lot of drama with their neighbors, so many disagreements
- somehow that I don’t completely understand, what they do affects the Amazon rainforest (some of this because of the conservation efforts they do)
More great learning fun
Let’s see what should I pick today? I think I’ll take a little bit from different things I like to teach
- How is tea made science lesson
- Cinderella Around the World booklist
- Irrigation System history lesson
- Don’t Lose Your Temper Bible game
- Homer Reading Curriculum