Saturday, March 19, 2011

Afternoon Tea 1

Spot The Difference

Towards the end of each term Superior students (I say this without a hint of arrogance, just quiet pride) slog through 10-hour workdays over 2 weeks to put up indulgent Afternoon Teas for the paying public. A great chance for us to recreate products learnt over the entire course and a little more, the good people of the community also get to enjoy the fruits of our labor for the low low price of $20 a pop!

Here's a glimpse of what we've been busy preparing this week, mostly for practice; all products are made fresh on service day itself. See what I mean by value-for-money?


 Wholemeal Pagnotta With Ham, Cheddar Cheese & Dijon Mustard
Mini Baguette With Grilled Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato & Mayonnaise Dressing

Olive Focaccia With Goats Cheese & Roasted Capsicum (Vegetarian)


Vacherin Meringue Served With Chantilly Cream & Fresh Fruits (Gluten Free)

Scones With Cream & Raspberry Jam


Tiramisu With Sponge Fingers, Mango Jelly With Fresh Berries & Cointreau Sabayon Cream



Crepes & Drinks Station, Coffee!

Crepe Suzette For Service 
Crepes With Chantilly Cream & Raspberry Jam For Lunch :p

Piccolo. MY Piccolo. :)

I have a confession to make: I am a Hopeless. Degenerate. Coffee Junkie. Case in point:

1. I am particularly, painfully fussy about my morning joe: I gotta have it on time (within 30 minutes of waking up), steaming hot (how do you wake up with cold coffee??) and strong, real strong ("triple shot cappuccino with ground cinnamon, no sugar please" is how I roll). 

2. If I go cold turkey for just one morning, I get grumpy - granny-pushing, puppy-kicking grumpy. I walk around with a black cloud hanging over my head, furious at the world, punching everything and everyone in sight as I sink dangerously deeper into dark despair and depression, all while managing the worst pounding migraine ever. 

So you see, not only do I love my coffee, I need it. In fact I'm sipping a double shot long black as I write this. Now you know. Don't judge me.

P.s. I'm kidding about the granny and puppy abuse, really! I love 'em! So please, hold off the hate mail. :p


  1. To send me hate mail??! I never pushed your Granny!

  2. First time stumbling onto your blog and you're a real inspiration to me! I've been contemplating heading to LCB Sydney for half a year now, but am still getting my finances in order before I make the final decision :) Am really enjoying reading your adventures in class!

  3. Hi Janine, I'm glad I can help.
    You're very right getting your finances in order before putting work etc on hold and devoting 3 to 6 long and full days to the course.
    Let me know how you go, and if you ever need any advice before taking the plunge don't hesitate to get in touch with me k?
    All the best! :)

  4. Wow they looking so taste . Nice creativity of yours to make such nice food stuff.