January 13th 2020 Sarah from Custom Cakes came to the Sacred Heart to demonstrate and teach the TY students skills of cupcake decorating. The students made their own cupcakes and brought them in to be decorated. The students have learned so much from Sarah and hope to bring these skills to the TY Inter School Cupcake Competition taking place at the end of January.
Today St Miriam made Stir Fry. The students modified the recipe to suit their own taste and dietary requirements. The students added in extra seasonal vegetable, used alternative meat substitutes, and made their own sauce or used sweet chilli or soy sauce. The modifications for this recipe are endless resulting in may different varieties and tastes of stir fry. The students learned or improved their cutting skills. We hope these skills can be developed throughout the Ty Cookery module.
St Miriam came back after Christmas to TY Cookery to make homemade pizza. The students began by making homemade Pizza dough. They waited patiently for the dough to prove. The students then rolled out their dough and added may delicious toppings of their choice. The smell of pizza travelled through the school corridors. The students had delicious homemade pizza for lunch.
St Miriam class cupcake competition
On Wednesday the 18th of December TY students from St Miriam had a class cupcake competition. The girls made amazing cupcakes the week before, which they then decorated. The cupcakes were Christmas themed. Judges came in to judge the finished cupcakes. The competition was very tight. There was a tie between first place, the winners were Aine and Nadije, with there penguin themed cupcakes and also Kate, Amy and Camille with their Christmas tree and snowmen themed cupcakes. Everyone really enjoyed this day and there was a great festive feeling in the kitchen.
The competition begins... we all made cupcakes from the same recipe but we added in our own flavour and colour e.g vanilla and chocolate. We then put them in the freezer for next week.
In the next cooking class everybody brought different ingredients to decorate their cupcakes. We held a cupcake competition. The cupcakes were judged by their appearance and taste by the teachers. There was a variety of different designs and flavours.
Ann-Marie Campbell and Grace Martin won the cupcake competition with their well designed chocolate cupcakes. Even though there was so many fantastic cupcakes, the appearance and the taste of their cupcakes stood out to the judges. Well done everyone on all of your cupcakes.
On Wednesday 18th we went all Italian In cookery class. Ms Trainor demonstrated how to make homemade pizza dough and then we all got working on perfecting our Pizza dough. We learned the skill of kneading and developed our chopping skills. The energy levels are high now so bring on our bonding trip to Uisce.
For the first week in our TY cookery, we made chicken/beef stir fries. We practiced and learned various new skills for cutting our vegetables and meat. We also had to be aware of hygiene in the kitchen while we were cooking. Overall, it was a great first dish to introduce us to TY cookery, and we will be sure to make it again at home!
St.Marcella's TY Cookery class started their cookery module with a introduction to kitchen safety, kitchen hygiene and personal hygiene. The students also learned how to operate the safety equipment In the kitchen and the importance of this equipment. Ms Trainor gave a demonstration on cupcake decorating. This was completed by the students decorating their own cupcake and enjoying the fruits of their labour.
TY Cookery 2018/2019 was a very busy and eventful year.
The students entered baking competitions and learned new cooking and baking skills.
The slide show attached demonstrates a small selection of cooking classes throughout the year.
Miriam O'Hara -Teacher