Day Thirty Eight - Cakes, Wines, Cakes, Study and Wine ...


So ... firstly ... I know you were all worried about me overnight ... but the good news is ... I won't lose my leg! 😜 A 25 minute in and out at the doctors ... quite impressive but ... I also didn't have to pay anything as I had the European health card ... sweet! 👍

This morning was a 9 a.m. start with a morning demo ...cakes and a cheese ...

  • Tunisian Orange Cake with Crème Fraiche;
  • Moroccan Orange and Almond Cake;
  • Honey & Co’s Cherry, Pistachio and Coconut Cake

Cheese of the Week: Tête de Moine -  the one that smells great and you use the round cutter on a spinal to make the cheese look like little floret fans!

xAt 9:30 we had a scheduled wine lecture with Colm McCan ... but this time he brought back up 😊 ... John Wilson from the Irish Times ... for those of you not familiar with John ... he loves his Spanish wines and has a very easy style of presentation and turn of phrase that means you could listen to him for hours ... especially when you are tasting six wines of a Wednesday morning! 🤫☺️

The afternoon demo was a bit of a battle royale ... In the centre of the ring for most of the match was Pam (Cake & sparkles queen), with a guest appearance by Jeni (macaron queen) and then Rory stepping up for savoury and beverages to finish .... todays dishes ...

  • Queen Cakes
  • Penny’s Vanilla Cupcakes
  • Crystallised Violets,Primroses, Rose Petals or Lavender
  • Lemon Curd Meringue Cupcakes
  • Coffee Cupcakes, Coffee Butter Cream
  • Meringue Girls Kisses; 
  • Rachel’s Drop Scones; 
  • Madeleines
  • Jeni’s Macaroons; 
  • Sarah Cremona’s Chocolate Macaroons
  • How to make tea
  • How to make China Tea/Herb Tea and Infusions
  • Chest of Sandwiches; Cucumber Sandwiches;
  • Muffuletta
  • Cake Faults
  • Pam’s Whisked-up Sponge,
  • Raspberries, Cream
  • Swiss Roll
  • Simnel Cake

An interesting tasting after that 😱😄

After demo I headed to the beach at Garryvoe with one of the guys for a swim, it was so good to plunge into the water, especially after a sticky day! Could be a thing going forward! 🧐

Later on in the evening we had a study session at Pennywort ... 10 or so of my fellow students gathered to review techniques, salads, herbs and have a glass of wine in preparation for our exams on Friday afternoon!