I am so blessed to be able to do what I love! And that’s not something I just say [write], I TRULY mean it. I had fun today teaching a Mother’s Day cooking class with my mom. Our menu included:
- Brandied Shrimp Bisque with Herb Garnish
- Spring Pea Salad with Edible Flowers
- Tourte Milanaise with Beurre Blanc
- Orange Lamingtons
- Chocolate Espresso Pots de Crème
- Tibetan Eye of the Tiger Tea with an Edible Lace Doilie
My mom and I had a fun making the recipes for some truly great people! There were new friends and old [No, I’m not talking about age]. People I’ve seen recently and people I haven’t seen for a while. And it was so nice to see them all. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t give an honorable mention to Ryan, the brave male in a room full of females who treated his mom to class as a way to celebrate Mother’s Day together!
We served a delicious tea – Tibetan Eye of the Tiger – with dessert and in it we floated edible doilies that were lovingly made by my friend and co-worker, Vivian. They looked beautiful in the tea cups and were a “nice little extra” for the moms!
Here’s a look at the Orange Lamingtons before they were served.
As promised, the recipe for Homemade Sugar Veil is below. This is not my recipe, but one worth sharing. I cannot tell you exactly where the recipe originated.
1/4 cup boiled purified water
1 Tbsp. tylose powder
1 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. meringue powder/egg white powder
1/2 tsp. corn syrup (Karo is preferred)
Pinch of white icing color (and/or color of your choice)
- Add tylose powder to boiling water and mix until clear. It might take a bit of effort, don’t worry.
- Once clear, mix in the confectioners’ sugar well.
- Next, add cornstarch and combine.
- Mix in the meringue powder/egg white powder.
- Add the corn syrup.
- Add the white icing color and/or color of your choice.
- You can keep the mixture in the refrigerator for a week. When you want to use it, let it come to room temperature and give it a mix.
- Be aware the mixture will get moldy if you don’t use it. So don’t make a huge batch if you don’t plan to use it all within a week.
- You are able to store the lace in a plastic zip lock bag and to restore the elasticity, place a slightly damp cover or paper towel on top. You don’t want to leave it on for too long or it will dissolve.
- The water you use can effect the outcome. You best chance is using purified water – avoid mineral, fluoride or tap water.
You will need silicone molds to make the doilies. Per Vivian, you can purchase them on Amazon.com (and I’m sure there are other places to buy them too).
A quick note of thanks to all the lovely ladies with whom I work. Especially the ones who helped with class today. It did not go unnoticed that you spent your Mother’s Day making my class a success. I appreciate all the help and support and guidance and suggestions and old-fashioned hard work you do for me and with me! You are the best group of co-workers and friends a girl could ask for!
Thank you also to everyone who came to class today! You bless me – truly and richly bless me – with the opportunity to do what I love!!!!!