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RECIPE: Traditional Stuffing

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Stuffing is so versatile and can be used as a side dish or stuffed inside poultry. This tried and tested stuffing recipe is perfect for Christmas, Boxing Day and your weekly Sunday roasts! The recipe is suitable for vegetarians and can be adapted to be vegan friendly.

Ingredients

2 onions 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

salt and pepper to taste
½ cup walnuts 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 salt and pepper to taste

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RECIPE: Jammy Dodgers

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The jammy dodgers from our Advanced Baking course are the perfect delicious family-friendly treat to bake at home with the kids.

INGREDIENTS

240g butter
1 small jar strawberry jam
200g sugar
400g flour
2 egg yolks
pinch salt

METHOD

1. Cream the butter well and then add the sugar and egg yolks.
2. Mix in the flour and salt and work together until you have a good dough.

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Choose ethical chocolate this Christmas!

Ethical Christmas chocolateAt Christmas time, when we’re all thinking about chocolate, we wanted to mention that we’re full of beans about ethical chocolate!

Chocolate, which most of us take for granted, often has a slightly bitter aftertaste, not because it’s 85% cocoa but because the industry is a complex global supply chain which often results in cocoa farmers, particularly children, losing out. Chocolate is a luxury and we should be able to pay fairly for such a delicious treat.

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RECIPE: Vegan Saffron Aioli

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Aquafaba, the liquid from a tin of chickpeas or beans, has become a valued ingredient and a replacement for eggs in vegan recipes. Good olive oil brings flavour to this vegan aioli and spices and herbs ring the changes.

INGREDIENTS

 

50ml aquafaba (chickpea water)

pinch of salt

200ml extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

good pinch of saffron

1 clove of very finely chopped garlic

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Ros Rants : Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and Cooking!

learning to cook at school

It has become more and more obvious to me that learning to cook at school is as important to living a decent life as are learning to read, write and do arithmetic!

So many ills of society would be hugely diminished if the bulk of the population knew how to cook. Once upon a time fifty years ago cooking used to be handed down through the generations but this no longer happens. 

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Humans of Hospitality meets Cookery School

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Humans of Hospitality is a podcast by people for people. It was founded by Mark Cribb, a wonderful hotelier and restaurateur who believes passionately in the true meaning of hospitality, defined as the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. Not, as Mark says, ‘a balance sheet and a board of directors in a venture capitalist firm in the city.’

With common ground in our approach to people and local communities –

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Corporate Christmas parties at Cookery School

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December is one of our busiest times, as we welcome teams from all over the UK (and Europe!) for Christmas parties, celebrating the festive season with their colleagues.

With over sixteen years’ experience in hosting corporate events, we offer a seamless experience that every attendee is bound to enjoy. We love welcoming both new and old faces into our kitchens, delivering a memorable event time and time again.

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RECIPE: Vegan chickpea burger

vegan chickpea burger

A plant-based diet doesn’t mean sacrificing some of your favourite dishes. This vegan chickpea burger recipe is an excellent alternative to a traditional meat patty, with lots of pulses and vibrant herbs.

INGREDIENTS

1 tin chickpeas (400g)
1 medium onion, finely chopped
60ml olive oil
1 large carrot, finely grated
good handful of chopped parsley
good dash of tabasco
1 teaspoon salt
25g walnuts,

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Chef Spotlight: Chantal Coady OBE

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We’re so excited to be welcoming the mother of English chocolate to the Cookery School kitchens this Christmas for an exclusive chocolate class! Chantal Coady established Rococo Chocolates nearly 40 years ago and since then, had led The Real Chocolate Revolution from the front. She’s done so much for the industry that she was awarded an OBE for services to chocolate!

We sat down with Chantal Coady to find out what excites her most about chocolate and received a sneak peek of the tips she’ll be revealing at our Christmas Chocolate Masterclass on December 3.

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Ros Rants: World Food Day

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October 16 is World Food Day and with its passing, I have had time to reflect on the changes we’ve seen in consumer eating habits over the last 17 years.

Thousands of people come through the doors of Cookery School at Little Portland Street each year.  With good home cooking skills lost over the generations, we aim to arm people with confidence in the kitchen, knowing they can go home and replicate the food that they have learnt during their time with us.

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