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BAKING BEAUTIES & JOB VACANCY!

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This time last year we were baking up a storm!
 

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NOW RECRUITING!

After witnessing here all the great work achieved by LTI students over the past years, and seeing some of the wonderful creations and excellent skills they’ve gathered…now could be the time for you to gain these too! LTI Culinary Skills is now recruiting for autumn 2020. See below for details – it’s well worth investigating!

Delightful Dessert!

Last summer our group made a beautifully presented strawberry pavlova.  With a crispy outer and soft centre, the pavlova recipe is finished with strawberries and cream.

This beautiful dessert is named after the Prima Ballerina Anna Pavlova. The dessert pavlova was intended to be a metaphorical representation – light and frothy with the soft meringue, cream and colourful fruit pieces representing the splendour of the dancer’s costume and ‘lighter than air’ form. It can be made in any size or shape by adjusting the number of ingredients as appropriate for your guests.

Click on this link for a recipe https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/strawberry-pavlova

#tbt Oonagh and Lynda along with some of our group’s fab cakes at last years AGM

 

Chopping Skills

Knife skills are extremely important at home and in professional kitchens. Having solid knife skills makes everything you do easier. Our group spent time practising their cutting and chopping often as you can see from our photos. Here is a link if you would like to improve your own knife skills:

https://youtu.be/G-Fg7l7G1zw

When Life Gives You Lemons…

When life gives you lemons, make a no-bake lemon cheesecake. That’s what we did, check out our pictures. 

If you want to give it a try at home we found this lovely video tutorial:

https://youtu.be/JJuLa2zBmxQ

And if you want to go one step further and make your own lemon curd, here is another lovely video tutorial: https://youtu.be/zzLKoP1SPvU

Red Velvet

Michelle and Lynda put their baking skills to the test for a colleague’s birthday last August. They made a Red Velvet cake together and it turned out great. Look at our pictures and videos to see for yourself. 

If you fancy baking one at home here is an easy recipe: 

https://prettysimplesweet.com/red-velvet-cake/

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Favourite Puddings with a Twist!

James enjoyed making this Upside-down Custard Cake. We have found a similar recipe that uses caramelised sugar (Yummy). If you are a custard lover, we recommend you give this a try. 

https://casaveneracion.com/the-perfect-custard-cake/

This Cinnamon Rice Pudding is very easy to make and turns out so rich and tasty! This dessert is very easy to make and you can serve it immediately or when it cools down.

 

https://realhousemoms.com/rice-pudding/

DINNERTIME! An easy roast for the changing weather

Creamed rice and peas:

https://www.thespruceeats.com/creamy-rice-pilaf-with-peas-recipe-482461

Roast Potatoes:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/ultimate-roast-potatoes

Chicken Breast:

https://supervalu.ie/real-food/recipes/barbecue-whole-chicken-with-chilli-and-ginger-and-baby-potato-skewers

SUMMER TREATS: 3 FANTASTIC RECIPES FOR YOU TO TRY

https://www.google.ie/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/pennewithspicytomato_92443/amp

Feeling adventurous? try making these delicious profiteroles and eclairs. We thoroughly enjoyed making the pastry. Here is a similar recipe for you to follow

https://www.google.ie/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/pennewithspicytomato_92443/amp

If you have left over cake from a birthday or your feeling creative and want to bake, Cake Pops are fun to make and taste yummy!

Follow the link for a video tutorial:

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/cake-pops-101-step-step-tutorial/

KID FRIENDLY RECIPES

From Supervalu…today’s recipe by Sharon Hearne Smith:

Chicken & Peanut Butter Bites with a Lime Yoghurt Dip…yum!

https://supervalu.ie/real-food/recipes/chicken-and-peanut-butter-bites-with-lime-yogurt-dip?ref=meal_planner

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LAUNCHING: LTI’s COOKBOOK…YUMMY!

We are proud to share our Cookbook, Yummy! with you all.

Yummy!‘ is a compilation of some of our favourite recipes over this past year. It has been an ongoing project of ours and was designed by our very own Diarmuid O’Halloran, who also handcrafted the lino print illustrations. Our group spent a lot of time choosing their favourite recipes and preparing them for print. Today is our ‘e-launch’ and we hope to print paper version soon. 

With thanks for the support of everyone in Cumann na Daoine and The Cork Training Centre.

Just click on this link and you can read through it (easy peasy)

https://www.calameo.com/books/006257542e42befc21706

Lemon Drizzle Tray Bake: Perfect for the Weekend!

This simple, classic cake is one of our favourites. One tray bake goes a long way. You can store this lemon drizzle tray bake for 2-3 days in an air tight container or you can freeze it for up to a month. Happy baking!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/lemon_drizzle_traybake_01890

We tried out Supervalu’s recipe for Bread & Butter Pudding and we can vouch for how tasty it is.

Perfect for home baking and you don’t need too many utensils to make it. It’s the perfect recipe if you’re new to baking or simply seeking out a reliable recipe for an Irish favourite. 

https://supervalu.ie/real-food/recipes/traditional-bread-and-butter-pudding

Today from the LTI crew, we’ve a great recipe for you to try. Remember, we are recruiting for our course this autumn, so do get in touch if you’d like to learn more about Culinary Skills!

Sichuan-Style Braised Aubergine With Pickled Chilies and Garlic Recipe

Our group tried this easy veggie recipe and we can vouch for its tastiness. 

Using a wok to make this one-pot dish- it’s all about frying and adding seasoning. Expect a party on your palette. For the full recipe go to:

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/02/sichuan-braised-eggplant-vegan-experience-food-lab-recipe.html?fbclid=IwAR1zXAFPxSqNGJoqI-fespwqmOm0SrVUm5jNRDUqNJJlMK23W6Q78nzMPos

Creature comforts like a cup of tea and a scone can be a lovely break to your day during a time where we are all staying at home as much as possible. We love baking scones and if you would like to try out a recipe at home, we recommend this ‘BBC good food’ recipe. Follow the link and check it out:
 

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Our Culinary Skills student, Diarmuid made this ‘Half and Half Drip Cake’ a little while back. He made it for Sabrina Perrozzi and Zvonimir Opančar’s joint farewell celebration from Cumann Na Daoine.

All the different components were pieced together with:

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Chocolate Meringue Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache Drips, topped with Chocolate Macaroons and Raspberry Macaroons.

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