St Columba’s pupils are cooking up a success

St Columba's P1 pupil Niamh contributed her snowball recipe to the book.

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Pupils from St Columba’s Primary School in Oban have been putting their culinary skills to the test over the last few weeks, creating delicious food for a lockdown charity recipe book.

Children from primary one through to primary seven have all taken part, each writing up a variety of delicious recipes, from sweet treats to fabulous main meals.

Every pupil has their own handwritten recipe in the book, alongside a photograph of their mouth-watering finished article.

The book is available to download and the children are encourage anyone who does to make a donation to their chosen local charity, HOPE Kitchen.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: ‘What wonderful initiative shown by pupils, creating a super recipe book, while helping to raise money for a local charity at the same time.

‘I would like to congratulate them all on their fantastic efforts and would urge people to download it. It’s all for a great cause.’

The book is available to download now at:

You can make a donation to HOPE Kitchen in Oban at:

To celebrate the new book the Oban Times is giving our readers a taster, so this week’s lockdown recipe comes from primary one pupil Niamh, who’s truffle’s are guaranteed to go down a treat.

Niamh’s Truffles


•1 tin of condensed milk

•4 oz  of drinking chocolate

•4 oz of marg

•4 oz of desiccated coconut

•8/10 oz of tea biscuits (crushed to crumbs)


•Melt the marg and condensed milk in a pan.

•Mix all the dry ingredients.

•Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix well.

•When cool roll the mixture into balls and then cover in coconut.

•Send your recipes, a photograph and a wee description of yourself to