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Update on our Covid-secure measures 2022

VENTILATION, VENTILATION AND VENTILATION IS OUR MANTRA AS WELL AS MASK WEARING

We believe that to keep everyone safe, we have to keep all our covid-secure measures in place for the foreseeable future as we learn to live with covid.

We are very aware that whilst hospital admissions are not rising, we are again in the middle of another wave as can be seen by the steady rise in covid cases caused by a new Omicron variant.

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RECIPE: Roast Pork

Roast Pork

Ingredients

2kgs/5lbs pork belly on the bone
4 cloves garlic
6 tbsps olive oil
2 tbsps rock salt
freshly ground pepper

 

Method

1. Place the pork belly into the roasting tin, skin side up.
2. Score the skin with a sharp knife, cutting long strips across the skin. Cut through the fat, but not into the meat itself.

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RECIPE : Lemon Curd Tartlets

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Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with our delicious lemon curd tartlets recipe !

Lemon Curd is a super versatile ingredient and can be used for tarts, desserts, cake fillings – anything you like really! With a bright colour and strong flavour, you’ll only need a little, meaning this lemon curd recipe goes a long way.

 

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RECIPE: Citrus Jubilee Cupcakes

These wonderfully tasty cupcakes have a more-ish orange custard filling pumped into them and are then topped with a lemon drizzle icing.

Citrus Jubilee Cupcakes

Makes 12 cupcakes

BUTTER CAKE CUPCAKES
3 eggs
6ozs/150g butter
6ozs/150g flour
6ozs/150g sugar
4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch salt

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Why Cookery School is different?

We have looked back over the past  twenty years and discovered that our original values still hold good at Cookery School at Little Portland Street.

Good Home Cooking

Our most important aim is to teach good home cooking. This is our core value. We do not do ‘trendy’ and follow the fads that are taking over social media.  We stick to a well trodden path, follow the science and from that emerges some of our classes.

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RECIPE: Raspberry Jam

With this versatile recipe you can use defrosted frozen raspberries when fresh raspberries are not in season.

Raspberry Jam

 

Ingredients

450g granulated sugar
450g fresh raspberries
juice of one lemon

Method

1. Wash and dry the jars, then sterilise in the oven at 150ºC.
2. Put the raspberries and the lemon juice into a wide pan and cook for 3-4 minutes
until the juices begin to run,

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Update on our Covid-secure measures

VENTILATION, VENTILATION AND VENTILATION IS OUR MANTRA AS WELL AS MASK WEARING

We believe that to keep everyone safe, we have to keep all our covid-secure measures in place for the foreseeable future as we learn to live with covid.

We are very aware that whilst hospital admissions are not rising, we are in the middle of a serious fourth wave as can be seen by the huge rise in covid cases caused by the new Omicron variant. 

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RECIPE: Cranberry Ice Cream

cranberries

 

Leftover cream and cranberry sauce? Our delici0ous zero waste cranberry sauce ice cream is the perfect hassle-free Boxing Day dessert!

 

Cranberry Ice Cream

Ingredients

-cranberry sauce

-double or single cream

 

Method

-In a freezer friendly container, pour the cream and then slowly add the cranberry sauce to taste and mix well.

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Recipe: Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts

Brussel sprouts

 

Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts

 

Ingredients

 

1 lb brussel sprouts
1 lb chestnuts fresh, vac packed or tinned
knob of butter
salt and pepper to taste

Method

-Clean the brussel sprouts and shell the chestnuts.
– Using separate saucepans, cover both the brussel sprouts and chestnuts with water.
-Place the saucepans on the heat and bring to the boil.

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Save our Daily Bread

In the UK alone 20 million whole slices of bread are thrown away every day*. Many people worry about their carbon footprint without realising how much impact throwing old food away has.

Sustainability has been at the heart of all that we have done since our inception over 20 years ago, so we consider ourselves to be sustainability veterans. We have run sustainability courses for a number of years and in a recent client food waste training session we came up with an easy and obvious solution to help cut down on food waste.

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