Sometimes teaching children and young adults can be quite challenging. Most of you may know the school setting from a student´s perspective, being confronted with up to six or even eight different subjects as well as teachers a day. However, as a teacher I am on the other side, wishing to show my students how wonderful foreign languages can be. It is exactly in this class, the fourth form of the BHAK/BHAS Stegersbach, where my enthusiasm and love for the language seem to fruit in my students. It was the moment these young adults started becoming independent users of the English language when I realized that I am really blessed, being able to teach a class like this.
I have been knowing most of my students for eight years now. It was and still is amazing watching them growing up. Now that I offered them the possibility to gain an insight into the daily life of a non-professional food blogger, I was once more surprised to see how creative my students, both female AND male, can be.
Julia Tuider and Lena Heier (both 4AK), wrote a wonderful article about my life as a food blogger and selected three of my Christmas recipes. I wanted to show my students how exciting the way from recipe to finished blog post can be. Consequently, we chose the Christmas Time Tiramisù as the recipe of the day. I only provided the class with some ideas and tips, the rest was done by the students. I am so proud to show you their versions of my recipe. Enjoy their first post as HAK food bloggers for a day!
Business and creativity at the HAK Stegersbach! The 4AK from the HAK/HAS Stegersbach was given the opportunity to experience a day as food bloggers. Together with our English teacher Mrs Steiner we prepared a delicious Christmas Time Tiramisù.
#zerowaste: When planning our HAK-bloggers for a day project we also thought about sustainability, because nowadays it is so important to take care of our environment: the jars can be reused and we tried to cause as little waste as possible. However, being a food blogger is not as easy as it may seem! It was a great experience and we enjoyed the very special atmosphere during preparing, shooting and tasting our desserts.
We decorated our Tiramisù jars with all kinds of Christmas accessories. The desserts were arranged in a shooting set with backdrops, professional lighting and various props.
Lena and Julia wrote a nice article about handmadememories.net for the school magazine´s Christmas issue. The text is based on an interview with our English teacher.
Are you looking for a DIY Christmas giveaway? We filled our Christmas Time Tiramisù in small jars and decorated them with labels. The zero-waste handmade gift is ready in a few minutes and can also be used as a personalized decoration for your Christmas feast.
Christmas Time Tiramisù by HAK bloggers for a day
- 300 g gingerbread homemade or bought
- 500 g curd cheese
- 200 g coconut yogurt
- 4 tbsp. mascarpone
- 1 vanilla pod
- 1 organic lemon zest
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2-3 tbsp. honey
- 6 apples
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 star anise
- 4 cloves
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Wash the apples and cut them unpeeled in pieces.
- Add the spices (preferrably in a tea filter bag) and steam the apples with some water in a saucepan with lid until they are soft.
- You can also use a steam cooker: fill the apples and spices into an unperforated tin and steam at 100°C for 25 minutes.
- Remove the spices and mix the apples in a blender until smooth. Let the apple sauce cool.
- Stir the ingredients until the cream reaches a smooth texture.
- Sweeten your cream with as much honey as you like and leave it to cool in the fridge for some minutes.
Layering the tiramisù
- Alternate layers of apple sauce, gingerbread (bite-sized) and cream in glasses or a bowl.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and biscuit crumbs before serving.
- The Christmas Time Tiramisù can be stored in the fridge for some days.
- Enjoy our recipe – Merry Christmas!
Text elements highlighted in grey were written by my students. Special thanks to Susanna Heindl and Philipp Mikovits for their amazing shots, Julia Tuider & Lena Heier for their wonderful article and, of course, to the rest of the class for spending an awesome morning with me.
Merry Christmas to all of you!