Douglas Academy pupils dish up a treat

DOUGLAS ACADEMY, COOKING CONTEST'EM'11/5/11'ALL THE CONTESTANTS
DOUGLAS ACADEMY, COOKING CONTEST'EM'11/5/11'ALL THE CONTESTANTS

PUPILS at Douglas Academy in Milngavie proved they have the recipe for success when they took part in the school’s annual cookery competition last week. Two pupils from each class in first and second year were given the challenge of preparing and cooking a dish within 30 minutes for the ‘Two Stars and a Dish’ competition.

The lunchtime event is organised by the home economics department with first year pupils taking part last Tuesday and the second year contestants the following day.

The first year winners - Ailidh Robinson and Amy McKnight - showed excellent culinary and presentation skills when they made a ‘Spectacular Smoked Salmon Risotto’.

The judges had a tricky decision to decide which second years should win and finally decided to award the title to two pairs - Ross McIntosh and Sophie Vennard, who made a delicious ‘Shiitake Mushroom and Noodle Heaven Stir-fry’, and Kate Nicholson and Lyndsay Macleod for their beautifully presented ‘Individual Chocolate Cakes with a Berry Sorbet’.

The competition was judged by acting principal teacher for business studies Elaine Ralston and catering manager for the school Annmarie Malloy. They found it difficult to choose the winners as the standard was exceptionally high. All the contestants produced carefully planned and very tasty dishes.