Today I start studying for a full time HNC in Patisserie at City of Glasgow College. This is an exciting new project which I am very excited about! Who would believe that this time next year I will be a fully qualified patisserie chef. I’m still pinching myself to believe that it’s all happening! I will keep you updated with my progress throughout the course.
This is a new section which will be a regular occurence on the blog and this week in my diary I have seen and done the following things!
I was down in Manchester to visit my lovely baking girls! We speak most days and it was so wonderful to see them all again! I met up with ladies from the following blogs/facebook pages:
- Ruth fromThe Pink Whisk
- Victoria from Victorious Cupcakes
- Dor from La Difference Catering
- June from Joonie B’s Bakes
- Heather from Hevz Tasty Treats
- Sue from Bakes-A-Lot
- Fleur from Just Lift, Peel & Munch
One of my neighbours fixed my bike that British Airways broke when I brought it back from Spain so I wanted to make him something to say thank you for all his efforts. I made these salted caramel brownies which were the best brownies I have ever made. They reminded me of the brownie I bought when I went to London to visit Paul A Young’s chocolate shop. You can see what it was like on this post! The recipe I used was by Emma from Poires au Chocolat and it was just divine. The recipe can be found here.
The final thing from my diary this week was a visit to Glasgow City Centre! I have been showing a friend from Barcelona, the highlights of the city and what it has to offer. Apart from the World Piping Championships which are in the city this weekend, I felt that the real side to Glasgow can be represented by the Wellington Statue in Royal Exchange Square. Normally there is only one traffic cone on the statue but today we were blessed with two of them.