This week we welcomed Lorraine Cormican a fourth year student in St Angela's College Sligo. Lorraine is studying to be a teacher of Home Economics and is on placement with us for four weeks. She is taking cookery and craft classes. This week pupils got to make some nice pasta dishes. Craft classes included sessions on paper weaving with some groups while others were introduced to embroidery.
No prizes for guessing what is on the menu on Tuesday this week. We will all have a go at flipping a pancake or two. We will be discussing the tradition of Shrove Tuesday and how it is celebrated in other countries.
Even though it is Ash Wednesday cooking will continue with some classes making puff pastry tartlets. Pupils can take them home and resist eating if they wish to until Thursday.
Some photos here from last weeks class where some pupils peeled fruit and learned how to use a knife safely.
This week some pupils will make strawberry cheesecakes using a recipe from the 'Just Look and Cook' cookbook. This book which is available in Charlie Byrne's bookshop has a range of easy recipes presented using pictures of the preparation steps. There is no text so it is accessible to all.
Other pupils will be making nice puff pastry tartlets with a cheesecake filling.
During February pupils will have a chance to make some simple desserts. Starting this week with a traditional trifle. The recipe is taken from Delia Smyth's website. Click here to see it. It doesn't include jelly which is generally associated with trifle, but it does have fresh fruit. So, although there is lots of cream there are some healthy ingredients as well.
Some pupils will make a fresh fruit salad. They will have opportunities to practice peeling bananas, oranges