Flour Power – Live Language School Glasgow
A SANDY CAKE FROM RUSSIA WINS TV PRIZE
TATIANA Camilleri baked a cake in honour of her Russian grandmother and won the final episode of Flour Power Competition on the new BBC Scotland Channel.
Tatiana was one of the four contestants from the Live Language School in Somerset Place, Glasgow taking part in the baking competition and she joined at the students and colleagues at the school to watch the broadcast.
“This was the first time I had baked a cake and it was from an old recipe of my grandmother’s, which my mother showed me,” said Tatiana, 45, an administrator at the Live Language School.
“I call it a Sandy Cake though in Russia it’s known as Galina.
“Ingredients included butter and condensed milk so it had a shortbread-like texture and I decorated it with fruit. I have to say I was really surprised to win but we all had fun baking and being involved in the filming.”
It was very much an international affair as Tatiana was up against Arabic teacher, Ruba Wakkaf, originally from Syria, school café manager and Arabic teacher, Nana Jouma who is Lebanese, and English teacher, Marcus Doo, from Ardgay in Sutherland, who created a Wallace Monument cake.
All the contestants’ offerings impressed resident judge, Nichola Reith and guest judge, Calum Bryce, a local baker and café owner.
Live Language School director, Adell Mitchell, said the filming for the programme and the efforts of the contestants had caused great excitement amongst staff and students.
“It has been a lot of fun though I’m sure the four involved in the baking might have been somewhat nervous as well, especially with the cameras on them,” said Adell.
“But it has been a pleasure and we’re grateful to the production team for asking us to be involved and for the hugely professional way they have dealt with it all.”
About Live Language School
Live Language is one of the busiest schools of its kind in Scotland and the only language school in the country to be a British Council Centre of Excellence.
With 20 full-time staff, it teaches around 300 students every week and has taught students from 98 different countries. Ninety per cent of its income comes from teaching English to students of all ages.
“They enroll for a variety of reasons,” said Adell. “Some need to pass exams or are trying to meet university entrance requirements, some are going for jobs and others study just for the fun of learning a new language.
“We promote an international and multicultural spirit and atmosphere which makes for a relaxing place to study.”
Live Language School, 10 Somerset Pl Glasgow G3 7JT
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