Confectionery Course @ TNAU, Coimbatore - Day 1

Just like last month's Bakery course ,The Post Harvest Technology Department of TNAU, Coimbatore conducted confectionery course for 2 days starting today.

The 2 day class covers training for the following for a fees of INR 1000/-

Today's class started with the basics of confectionery making. Tasting the sugar syrup for the different stages like string consistency, hard ball stage/soft ball stage ,soft crack /hard crack stage etc.

During the demo I realized that the candy thermometer is a very essential tool in the kitchen and got one on the way home. An inexpensive devise that makes the testing of sugar syrup very easy.

As you can see in the above photo the men were more eager to learn. Of course,we women were on the other side of the counter busy writing down the tips and tricks of confectionery making as and when she was telling us.... 

Then we were given instruction for preparing 

Here are some of the pics that I clicked during the class....

Orange and Grape flavored Jujups

Mango Fondant


 Coconut Fudge

Groundnut Chikki

Pineapple flavored Lollipops [ can be made without the molds!!]

I will share with you the experiences of  tomorrow's class and the details of the forth coming class schedule in my next post....