5th year Home Economics class visit to Cloughjordan House Cookery School. cloughjordan house cookery school

On the 23rd of February 2015 the 5th year Home Economics class visited Cloughjordan House Cookery School as part of the Food Studies Practical – Coursework Journal assignments. Three assignments were completed, using the excellent facilities at the cooker school.


Following a long journey we arrived in the courtyard of the cookery school and we were warmly welcomed by the owner Sarah Baker. We were introduced to Catriona our instructor for the day. Before starting our work we were treated to Hot chocolate and delicious Chocolate Biscuit Cake.

The students were fully kitted out with a white apron and a chef’s hat, shown around the kitchen and informed about health and safety rules before we started to cook. We set to work and using the food processors we made Quiche Lorraine which we had for lunch! After lunch we made Macarons with a buttercream filling which not only looked delicious but tasted great also. Finally to finish our day we made Honeycomb, which felt more like a scientific experiment due to the process involved in heating the sugar and syrup to the exact measurement and the effect of addition of the bread soda causing the mixture to expand dramatically.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and felt confident coming away that we were well prepared to write up the assignments for our journal. We found it very beneficial and would encourage future 5th year classes to attend ‘Cloughjordan House Cookery School’