Dreaming of a white (iced) Christmas!
Twelve truffles rolling, eleven loaves a -baking, (Year) 10 students kneading, nine pies a-cooling, (Year) 8 students dusting, (Year) 7 students icing, six eggs a cracking, five safety rules. Four mixing bowls, three oven gloves, two dirty spoons and a big feast for the family!
In the run up to Christmas, our Head of Food and Nutrition, Rebecca Landshoff, gave students a festive theme to their culinary studies, from Year 7 in their Food and Nutrition lessons, all the way up to the Year 13 students studying for their Leiths Certificate in Professional Cookery.
Years 7 and 8's boxes of handmade truffles were beautiful creations which were lucky to make it out of the door and arrive home safely...
The artisan breads by Year 10 were perfectly baked and we guarantee none were around long enough to go stale! The same can be said about their mince pies with hand-made shortcrust pastry, which will have got everyone in the Christmas mood.
Year 13 took on the challenge of the perfect Christmas cake, adorned with their own hand-made marzipan and festive icing. We are just a bit sad that a good Christmas cake has a long shelf life - we had no excuse for a slice before they were whisked home!
Aside from all the festivities, cuisine-related studies at St Mary's encourage students to find their culinary style, either at an extra-curricular club, studying for the Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE, or the professional Leiths qualification from the UK's most prestigious cookery school.
Feast your eyes here, at the gallery of all things delicious.