Nougat (which you'd love mum!!)
French chocolate cake
Chocolate mousse souffle
A selection of roulades including:
Banana and butterscotch
House-made ice-cream (which uses a gallon of cream) with flavours like:
Praline (sugary crushed up almonds)
and many more!
I got to make fudge which was very simple but involved a lot of stirring towards the end to get that lovely smooth and creamy texture (if you don't stir you get a more granuley texture), the filling for the Lemon Tart, Chocolate Clusters, finish the Banana Butterscotch Roulades and taste-test things like the Rosewater Marshmallow, Nougat and other mixtures.
|Banana Butterscotch Roulade|
|Chocolate mousse souffle|
|The Sweets trolley loaded up|
As we use a lot of the produce from the Ballymaloe gardens JR obviously does seasonal dishes and so a lot of the fruit-flavoured things have had rhubarb in them. We went to the gardens a few times and picked loads, using the correct technique of course (twist and pull!) and prepared it as pictured, you can see the amazing colour for yourself!
I would love to do a few more days in that kitchen and try my hand at some pastry as JR even makes his own puff pastry and there's quite an art to it. Perhaps late on in the year when there's more fruit available in the garden and so more flavours to use...