TY students investigate gluten free alternativesĀ 

Gluten free carrot cake          Jamie Oliver’s gluten free carrot cake is a must. Ingredients 225 g gluten-free self-raising flour , plus extra for dusting 2 large free-range eggs 125 g soft brown sugar 125 ml sunflower oil 1Ā½ teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 eating apple 200 g carrots 1 … Continue reading

Oh what a night!Ā 

I would like to say a huge thank you and well done to all the students who were  involved in the open night lastnight. Maith sibh, you all showed great teamwork and commitment to the subject #teamhomeeconomics                    

Simple but effective

The senior cycle Home Economics class got a chance to put their theory into practice yesterday evening. We examined the properties of protein- foam formation, denaturation caused by heat, acids and agitaton, gel formation, elasticity and maillard reaction.  The meringues that group 2 produced were superb. There is nothing like an fun filled Friday class … Continue reading

Taking a deep look at nutritional labeling

Energy is measured in kilocaloriesĀ  (kcal) or kilojoules (kJ) In class today we look at energy balance and how to calculate the energy value in KJ and Kcals. Energy balance is reached when : energy intakeĀ  = energy outputĀ  If energy intake is greater than energy output, this means being overweight or obese ĀØIf energy … Continue reading

Learning for life with Home Economics

Never has there been a better time to study Home Economics. I’ve tried to come up with my top 12 reasons for you to think about studying Home Economics for the Junior and Leaving Certificate Cycle . Hopefully you will find this helpful.Ā