Day Sixty - A Sour ... dough day!


An early start this morning ... I was in the kitchen for 7:45 a.m. as I had a few things I wanted to do or to get started!  Today I was making monkfish with red pepper sauce and a cold Lebanese cucumber soup ... I also decided to make some focaccia ... to start the process for ciabatta and to make some chocolate chip cookies for the chefs preparing the food for the pop up on Saturday ... I also had to make some lemonade as part of my duties today! (I was also on drying up duty after demo ... it seemed to never end! ) 😱🀣

This morning was a good day in the kitchen ... I felt I had enough to do and enough to challenge me ... I have realised that without those two key requirements ... I get distracted! πŸ˜‡

Everything worked out as good as I could have expected so I went into the afternoon in a good mood 😝

Todays Demo was with Rory (sporting a new haircut ... need to find out where he got it done !!! ) πŸ€”πŸ˜‹

The demo primarily focused on preparation and cooking of Ray / Skate and Rabbit 

  • Raywing with Black Butter 
  • Warm Raywing, Red Onion, Coriander
  • Poached Raywing, Cucumber or Thyme Hollandaise Sauce or Bretonne Sauce
  • Raywing with Pinenuts, Pomegranates and Rocket
  • Shanagarry Chicken Casserole
  • West Cork Rabbit Casserole;
  • Rabbit, Mustard and Sage Leaves
  • Roast Rabbit with Potato, Onion and Thyme Leaves
  • Ulster Champ
  • Gujerati Green Beans
  • Gujerati Cabbage and Carrots
  • Braised Kohl Rabi, Marjoram
  • Lemon Tart with Lemon Ice-Cream and Candied Julienne of Lemon Peel
  • Rory’s Medjool Date Tart
  • Pickled Ox Tongue

After demo I had to go prepare the dough and shape my sourdough to get it ready for baking on Saturday! As I was leaving the bread shed a couple of the other students were walking by with Hurleys ... unfortunately the child in me wanted to play ... and play I did ... It was so good to puck a sliothar around but .... hurling progressed into football and football lead to the ability to walk with a limp! Let's see how that is in the morning! 😒😫😠😠

After some filing and prep work for tomorrow I sat down with Steph, who is doing MC for the pop up, to go through the script for our pop up on Saturday night ... 🀞

Tomorrow I am cooking a lemon tart and skate with a black butter ... I also have to finish off my ciabatta and my chocolate chip cookies.πŸ˜‹