After tea break we had the instructions for the different types of cookies,puffs, pies/tarts that we were to bake in the afternoon. We got all our doubts cleared and out instructor even gave us some cake recipes that we wanted to learn but were not part of the syllabus.
After lunch, we set about doing the cookies, vegetable puffs, tarts and pies. We learnt the basic recipe for fondant,butter-cream icing.
The cakes we had put in the oven in the morning were done and we learnt to make different types of cakes from a sponge cake base. When the cookies and the pies were getting done, once again it was time for interaction. Our instructor gave us some valuable tips that we never knew before! I will be sharing all those with you when I start baking and posting the recipes.
Before we left, we were given our instruction manuals and the course certificates.
Here is a gist of what we learnt today
- Sponge cake
- Tea cake
- Plum cake
- Egg less cake with variations
- Ribbon cakes
- Swiss rolls
- Apple cake
- Sweet cookies
- Salt cookies
- Ragi cookies
- Chocolate cookies
- Chilli cookies
- Apple pie / tart
- Onion pie / tart
- Vegetable puffs
- Curry puffs
Here are some more clicks for you today.
The ingredients measured and kept ready to start our process...
The cake tins lined and kept beside the weighed ingredients....
A professional baker demonstrated the method for preparing sponge cake so that we could so it ourselves after he completed the procedure.
Sponge cake batter being poured into the prepared cake trays
The other cakes that we made ready to be put into the oven
Though we learnt the method yesterday, we could not prepare it as we did not have enough time. So we made it today...
Simple icing and decoration over a sponge cake
Instruction manual and the certificate
My share of goodies that we baked today.
As usual Lil Angel was eagerly waiting to see what I would bake for her
The tart was broken before I reached home but tasted good nevertheless....
It was fun and a very good learning experience . A very useful course for housewives as well as those who want to start a small scale business. The instruction book comes with the details and address of the stores that sell baking supplies and even the machinery needed and the place where they can be purchased.
The methods were easy and the instructions were very simple and doable. The tips helped in understanding the defects that would arise in the baked products and the ways to rectify them.
Schedule of the cookery class :
Sept- 19th and 20th - Food preservation - Jams , jellies, squashes etc
Oct - 10th and 11th - Confectionery - Chocolate making, toffees etc
For more information regarding the classes / schedule in Coimbatore you can contact
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,
Post Harvest Technology Department,
Contact person - Mrs. Malathi / Mrs Padma
Ph : 0422 - 6611340
Or drop me a mail [firstname.lastname@example.org] and I will get the details and send it across
Hoping me meet some of the Coimbatore bloggers in the forthcoming sessions :)