We'd been instructed that the class were planning on being involved in a Tunnocks Teacake Challenge. Also they were looking for inspiration for their GCSE examination presentations.
The session we put together started with a brief chat about presentation techniques which include a short video from Massimo Bottura. Where he explains the origins on his famous "Oops, I dropped the Lemon Tart"
Following this, I thought it would be a good idea, to help the class to better understand the product which they may be working on, they should make on from scratch.
Ross had brought along some shortcrust biscuit mix which we got a selection of the pupils to bake in small Teacake sized circles.
We demonstrated the making of marshmallow, while melting chocolate. Before assembling our versions of the Tunnocks Teacakes.
Ross then showed two versions of Eton Mess. Traditional and a fine dining version. Both equally impressive...and delicious!
A massive thanks to Northgate High School for the invitation. Also thanks to the pupils who were great fun.
Also. Thanks to Chef Ross Cook of Ravenwood Hall too.