Transition Year news by Aine Brassil
On Friday the 20th of January a bus of 42 eager transition year students, along with their teachers Ms. Shelly and Ms. King, headed to Annacotty Limerick to attend The Recipe for Success cookery course.
On arrival we were greeted warmly by the amazing Recipe for Success team. Once we were given a brief outline of the work done at the cookery school we all gathered in the demonstration area to find out what the first dish of the day was.
To our delight the first dish we would be making was delicious chocolate chip muffins! Once we were given a demonstration on how to perfect these muffins, we were enthusiastic to get to work ourselves. We split up into groups of three and put on our Recipe for Success aprons.
We carefully measured and poured and stirred until we were left with a lovely muffin mixture. We then had our skills tested trying to evenly divide the cupcake mixture in to their cases. It was then off to the oven for our muffins for 20 minutes.
While we were waiting excitedly for our muffins to cook our teachers went head to head in a cupcake decorating war! Both teachers were competitive but to their dismay their beautifully decorated ‘Cookie Monster’ cupcakes were judged to be a draw.
After the exhilarating battle we finally got to tuck in to our muffins which were delicious!
We then sat down for our second demonstration of the day . . . banana bread! This simple recipe was without a doubt my favourite dish of the day. Once we watched the demonstration we once again headed to our cookery stations to get cooking. We mashed, mixed and stirred our banana bread before it was cooked in the oven to cook for 1 hour.
It was then time to sit down for a demonstration of our last dish of the day ‘The Recipe for Success World Famous Curry’. This really did live up to its title, it was very easy to make and could pass for a gourmet dish from a 5 star restaurant! After a great day of cooking and having fun we left with banana bread in hand and full stomachs!