Today was all about sauces… We did 5 different sauces and although was a long process and ‘Vo’ got on my nerves a little as we were all in teams of twos and threes. (I was with ‘L’ and ‘Vo’.)
Sauces we made were;
- Puree (apple)
- Curry Sauce
So what I got annoyed about was; ‘L’ chopped up all the ingredients for our team, ‘Vo’ was stirring and I was going to add the ingredients but then ‘Vo didn’t tell us what he used in the pan -oil or butter. We found out it was a tiny bit of oil when the recipe said 25ml of oil… he was about to add butter when both me and ‘L’ told him to stop and to follow the recipe exactly and that I will be the one to add the ingredients… he then started to try and add other ingredients even though both me and ‘L’ had just told him to not do that, that it was also my job and that he needs to follow the recipe… then he wondered off somewhere! So I took over and added the ingredients and did the stirring… ‘Vo’ came back with stock and I told him to add a small amount at a time but only when I bring it off the boil… Did he listen? No. He poured half the jug in while it was still on the boil and I say “woah, woah woah! A little bit at a time!” ‘L’ has no words… We just pass a look to each other.
He also uses the wrong measured jug so he needs to fill it up a couple of times but remembering how much he has already used and how much more he needs… This is the guy who doesn’t want to follow a recipe… He does this a few times and I am getting asked by the teacher chef what was in it to begin with and how much stock have I put in, which I don’t know as he isn’t telling me and I only took over after he did the first few things as he wasn’t following the recipe! (Obviously making me look incompetent.)
It seems when it came to sauces the other sauces I made too thick but the last sauces with the help of ‘Vo’ was too thin! (I can’t win sometimes.)
x Emz x