Home Economics

Delicious Pancakes Competition Winners

School-at-home has revealed some previously undiscovered talents among the pupils. Those talents evidently include the artistic preparation of pancakes. The quality was so high across the board that things inevitably became a little competitive. Obviously, everyone's a winner when the results can be eaten...

Congratulations to Aoife Hassan 1H, Caitlin Molloy and Eimear McGonagle 1C on their amazing pancakes.

Runners-up Matthew McLaughlin 1C, Megan Gallagher 1E and Seanann McCaul 1G.

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Hannah's Cake Lights Up the Donegal Bake-Off Competition

Donegal Bake Off 2019

The ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ has inspired many creative gems, but this one takes the biscuit! Home Ec. pupil, Hannah Lynch recently baked a declicious lighthouse at the Donegal Schools Bake-Off in Loreto Milford. She did a fantastic job representing the school and you can assume that the cake is no longer available for display! Well done Hannah.

TYA Catering Module Wrap-up Taste-test

TYA Cookery Module

TYA recently had their final taste-test session as part of their Catering Module. Over the course of the module, they had a brief introduction to catering with a focus towards safe and hygienic food preparation for prospective employment in the food industry. Students selected, prepared, cooked, served and evaluated a range of dishes and demonstrated a wide array of practical cookery and personal management skills.

5th Year Home Ec. Students Visit “Recipe 4 Success”

5th Year Home Ec Trip

Fifth Year Home Ec. Trip photo album  |  Home Ec. Trip video

On Thursday, 9th November 2017, the 5th year Home Economics students left Carndonagh for an overnight trip that was to include a visit to the cookery school “Recipe 4 Success” in Limerick. After a long journey we arrived at the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh where we received a warm welcome from the staff. We all then enjoyed dinner in the hotel and a good night’s sleep was had by all!! After a 07:15 breakfast, we left the Abbey Court for a 25 minute bus ride to the “Recipe 4 Success” cookery school in Annacotty, Limerick. This cookery school has developed a very successful Leaving Certificate Home Economics cookery skills programme. It is a highly interactive educational format which includes a mixture of demonstrations and hands on activities. As a result, the students were well equipped to tackle the three food assignments which were covered. This programme develops new skills, confidence and a clear understanding of the techniques required to investigate and make – Hot and cold soufflés – Preservation, including citrus marmalade and Healthy eating, including Cajun Chicken, Sweet potatoes and healthy coleslaw.

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Matthew Duffy, Donegal Junior Bake-off Champion 2016

Matthew Duffy Bake off 2016Congratulations to 5th year pupil, Matthew Duffy who won the 'Great Donegal Junior Bake Competition' on Friday, 20th May. The competition took place in the Highlands Hotel in Glenties in association with Paul Kelly, celebrity chef from the Great Irish Bake-off. As part of his prize, Matthew will spend a day with Paul Kelly in the 5-star Merrion Hotel in Dublin where he will get to see first-hand the workings of a professional pastry chef. Sweet!

Matthew in the Mix at Junior Bake-off

MatthewDuffyOn Friday, 20th May 2016, Matthew Duffy will represent the school in the Great Donegal Junior Bake-off in association with Paul Kelly of the Great Irish Bake-off. The event takes place in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties. We would like to take this opportunity to wish Matthew every success in the competition.

Check out the cakes close-up...