The treatment of the tough young teachers on BBC Three’s new show Tough Young Teachers has been, well, tough. The premise of the show is that inspirational graduates, on the Teach First scheme, are sent into underprivileged schools to earn their stripes in battle after only six weeks training.
After the initial Fresher’s week scramble in the union to find the perfect academic family, the notion of getting to know your new relatives can be somewhat daunting. But as I learned from my fabulous academic mother, a little culinary ingenuity is all you need to break the ice!
I have always been a chocoholic and, as a keen chef, am constantly baking with copious amounts of it. However, there are only so many chocolate cakes, cookies and melt-in-the-middle puddings you can make without feeling ever so slightly guilty. So, I thought I would try something a little different. Last Christmas, my brother gave me a chocolate recipe book entitled 101 Best Loved Cfrom Hotel Chocolat, containing divine recipes for all sorts of teatime treats and puddings.