Category Archives: Commercial Cookery

Cakes, Pastries & Breads – Lesson 1 + Genoise Sponge

This week was the start of the second last course of Commercial Cookery; Cakes, Pastries and Breads. There are 6 lessons in this course block after which I move onto the final course, Deserts. The end is in sight, even … Continue reading

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Meat – Lesson 5: Revision + Meat Curry

The final class of ‘Meat’ was a revision/assessment, in which the class was required to prepare, plate and present three of the meat dishes we had learned over the past four weeks. Chef would not guide or instruct, but rather … Continue reading

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Meat- Lesson Four: Beef + Grilled Marinated Rump steak with Sesame Seeds recipe.

This was the last lesson of Meat, the class next week is called revision, but it’s really a test of knowledge and skill regarding what we’ve learned over the past four weeks. I really enjoyed this class, and where as … Continue reading

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Meat – Lesson Three: ‘Fancy Meats’ & Veal Medallions wrapped in Prosciutto & Sage.

I’m not sure I can adequately convey the reservation I felt going into this class, let alone the dread of knowing that I was going to have to taste the meals I was about to make from ‘Fancy Meats’. I … Continue reading

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Meat – Lesson Two: Venison & Pork with Panzanella Salad

In preparation for the second class of the semester, I ‘tried’ to practice all the recipes at home. My wonderfully supportive husband accompanied me on a weekend mission zig-zagging across Sydney to buy some of the less available ingredients. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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