What Happened At Our First Food Swap Event at Bec’s Table

Well, what happened at our first food swap?  

Some of you have been asking about our food swap event, so here it is.  It was brilliant.  

Those involved not only shared their yummy treats but shared the recipes too.  We all handed in a selection of items you’d pay around $5 for at a Farmers Market.  How this worked was fun.  I made up some monopoly type money (Bec’s Table Bucks) and gave a $5 Bec’s Buck for every item brought.   Continue reading “What Happened At Our First Food Swap Event at Bec’s Table”

Amazing Cakes from Bec’s Table Bake Club

Last term in Bake Club, we made these Amazing Cakes. I thought I’d throw out a bit of a challenge, and the girls loved it. Phew.  I’m so proud how these cakes turned out.  Some were a huge challenge, but even after a bit of cussing, we all deemed them to be brilliant.  Continue reading “Amazing Cakes from Bec’s Table Bake Club”

Yum Cha / Dim Sum Class at Bec’s Table

(Asian Dinner Party class Menu 2)

Before we get into what’s Yum Cha, Dim Sum.

I’d like to share how I learnt to put these Asian recipes together. 

I’m not sure if some of you know this but when I was doing my Patisserie training and Teaching at Chisholm, my days were filled being around international students. 

It was awesome, Continue reading “Yum Cha / Dim Sum Class at Bec’s Table”

New Free Food Swap Event At Bec’s Table

How about a Free Food Swap Event?

I’m always looking for ways to give back to my wonderful students at the cooking school.  Without you, I wouldn’t be here.  

Therefore I’m looking for expressions of interest.  I want to hold a Food Swap Event at the cooking school.

I can only offer entry to people who have done a class at the cooking school at the moment.   Our open days can draw a crowd of up to 200 people, and this is more than we’ll be able to handle for a food swap event, especially the first one. Continue reading “New Free Food Swap Event At Bec’s Table”

Thermomix Butter Cakes – Learn How

Butter cake, perfect crumb
rilliant Butter cake, perfect crumb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why is the method different for making butter cakes in your Thermomix?

A little while ago I developed a class for Thermomix consultants to explain the chemistry behind making butter cakes.  I offered this class because of what I found in Bake Club.  Continue reading “Thermomix Butter Cakes – Learn How”

Cheese Classes at Bec’s Table

One thing I love is being able to share an antipasto platter full of everything I’ve made from scratch.   My Cheese Classes make for a big part of my platters. 

You might think cheese making is too much work, but it’s not, and you can get others involved for a bit of fun.  You just have to commit.   Another thing that puts some people off is that most well-written recipes look like they’ve got lots of steps. Long pages of text can be daunting, but It’s like anything you’re new at the more written steps, the better.  After a while, you’ll understand the process, and you need a lot less instruction.  Some of the recipes I write are a little long, not difficult, just long.  Rather than assume you know a process or technique I try to fill in the dots.  I also like to add any tips that I can think of while I’m writing.   I mean why not, everyone wants to make things quicker, smarter with less cleaning up right! Hopefully, I write something that helps you too.

Another thing that puts some people off is that most well-written recipes look like they’ve got lots of steps. Long pages of text can be daunting, but It’s like anything you’re new at the more written steps, the better.  After a while, you’ll understand the process, and you need a lot less instruction.  Some of the recipes I write are a little long, not difficult, just long.  Rather than assume you know a process or technique I try to fill in the dots.  I also like to add any tips that I can think of while I’m writing.   I mean why not, everyone wants to make things quicker, smarter with less cleaning up right! Hopefully, I write something that helps you too. Continue reading “Cheese Classes at Bec’s Table”

Open Day 2015

Wow, what a day Open Day 2015. 

First, thank you to all that came, and those that come every year, x x x. 

Each year I try to make our big open day a bit better each time. Keeps me excited, and you, I hope. From the response, it sounds like we did it again in 2015. 

I’m sorry it’s taken me a while to write this post, but Continue reading “Open Day 2015”

Yeasted Sweet Doughs (Demonstration and hands on) Sweet Dough Class

Sweet Dough Class

Yeasted sweet doughs react a little differently to plain bread recipes.  Learn my bakery tips and tricks on getting them right every time. 

I’ve chosen these recipes so I can pack the most learning in one class.  Three different methods of making sweet doughs should keep you busy with a variety of recipes.

Learning techniques are the building blocks to being confident in the kitchen. Continue reading “Yeasted Sweet Doughs (Demonstration and hands on) Sweet Dough Class”

Paleo Baking with Christine

There’s so much in the media these days about how we should eat.  Low fat, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, etc.  It can be very confusing, how should we eat? what should we feed our families?  Are you finding it OVERWHELMING!

This class has been structured as a main component to becoming more healthy.  Continue reading “Paleo Baking with Christine”