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RECIPE: Basic Sponge Cake

This versatile fatless cake is a great recipe to have in your repertoire and is very popular at Cookery School as it can be decorated and filled in so many ways.

Sponge cakes: basic principles

• Sponge cakes need air to make them light and fluffy, so do not over mix.
• Most sponge cakes are made by creaming butter and sugar at the start and adding eggs,

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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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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

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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

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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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RECIPE: Vegan Meringues

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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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RECIPE: Autumnal Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

At Cookery School we teach to empower so that everyone has the confidence to replicate recipes again and again at home. We also teach by principle – if you can understand how to roast nuts, you can make a whole range of different snacks using the same principle.

 

Apple Crumble

Ingredients

FILLING
1kg/2.5 lbs apples peeled,

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RECIPE: How to Poach an Egg

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What is poaching?

Poaching uses a small amount of water that has been flavoured with savoury ingredients or sugar and spices, in which the ingredient being  poached is submerged in the poaching liquid and cooked very slowly. Food cooked this way stays beautifully moist. The versatile cooking method allows you can poach an array of foods such as eggs, meat, fish and fruit.

Poached eggs

Feeds 1

Ingredients

Allow 2 eggs per person

Method

1.

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