Semi-final of the Loreto Bake Off

On your marks get set bake! Today we had our semi-final of the bake off. The students were required to take part in a technical challenge. The technical challenge tested the bakers’ technical ability but also their patience in a two hour battle to create a scrumptious shortcrust pastry dish. Two senior students and three … Continue reading

Experimenting with Lipids and looking at their properties 

 4th year S&S were busy this afternoon examining the properties of lipids and looking at the difference between an oil based muffin, butter and margarine.  Furthermore we looked at rancidity, emulsions,  melting points, smoke point and flash points and solubility. Matching theory +practical class =success. Maith sibh go lèir           

Homegrown Food Festival Donegal Day 1

It was lovely to meet Rachel Allen in Lettekenny today. Plenty of food for thought for the Home Economics kitchen in September. Great to see such innovation and dedicated artisan producers, especially Donegal based businesses. From the most amazing sausages from “Barry Johns”,  mint jelly from “Bidlims Moods”, a selection of guilty pleasures from “MallowMia” … 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.