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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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RECIPE: Traditional Christmas Stuffing

Traditional Christmas stuffing

 

Traditional Stuffing

 

INGREDIENTS

2 onions finely chopped
1 cup small mushroom sliced
6 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh herb of choice
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons chopped parsley
½ cup finely chopped celery
3 tablespoons cream
2 apples chopped small
½ cup walnuts chopped
salt and pepper to taste

METHOD

1.

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RECIPE: Bread Sauce

 

Bread Sauce

 

INGREDIENTS

20ozs/625ml milk
1½ cups fresh breadcrumbs
1 small onion studded with 4 cloves
4ozs/125ml cream
1oz/25g butter
pinch of salt

METHOD

1. Place the clove studded onion in the milk and allow to come to the boil very slowly.
2. Take off the heat and allow to stand for a while so that the flavour of the onion and cloves permeates the milk.

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The Glasgow Climate Change Conference – COP26 – has us thinking

We have been watching world leaders meeting in Glasgow at COP26 in the hope that the decisions they make, on our behalf, on the environment would be good ones.

The most valuable contribution was Greta Thunburg’s  “blah, blah, blah“.

We were so hopeful to start with. Half of us are still hoping that those who govern us will make the right decisions for us and our children’s future.

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RECIPE: Vegan Meringues

vegan meringues

Celebrate World Vegan Month with a delicious sweet treat!

Vegan Meringues

 

INGREDIENTS

125ml aquafaba (liquid from a drained tin of chickpeas)
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
125ml caster sugar (we like to use unbleached caster sugar)
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

METHOD

1.Preheat the oven to 120ºC/250ºF.
2.Line a baking tray with non stick paper.
3.Place the aquafaba into a very large and clean mixing bowl.

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