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Cooking through the seasons: Autumn basics

Tutor Sophia Matthews
Wednesdays 18:50 - 21:00
September 28th @ £106.50 + ingredients – (specialist ingredients will be provided and are included in the fee) Or £299.00 to attend all 3 classes

This course is suitable for enthusiastic beginners and those interested in combining flavours with seasonal food to create a twist on everyday dishes. During the course you will:
•    Learn about pairing flavours  
•    Gain many basic cooking skills
•    Understand the importance of local seasonal produce
•    Learn some of the ‘mother’ sauces and learn how to use them
•    Create Festive treats including yummy canapés ready for Christmas. 
Students will need to bring some of their own equipment such as an apron, oven cloth, knives etc.  A list of weekly ingredients will be provided in advance. Places limited to 9

Suitable for vegetarians.



Cooking through the seasons: The wonders of Winter

Tutor Sophia Matthews
Wednesdays 18:50 - 21:00
January 18th @ £106.50 + ingredients – (specialist ingredients will be provided and are included in the fee)

This course is suitable for confident beginners and those wishing to further their understanding of combining flavours with seasonal food to create hearty winter dishes and dinner party sensations.  During the course you will:
•    Continue to investigate pairing flavours 
•    Gain knife skills including filleting fish and turning vegetables
•    Make gluten free vegetarian and Moroccan style dishes 
•    Learn some more of the ‘mother’ sauces and how to use them
•    Make fresh pasta and pastry 
•    Add a “wow” factor to your dinner parties

Places limited to 9

Suitable for vegetarians.



Cooking through the seasons: Spring into Summer

Tutor Sophia Matthews
Wednesdays 18:50 - 21:00
May 3rd @ £106.50 + ingredients – (specialist ingredients will be provided and are included in the fee)

This course is suitable for everyone who loves cooking and simply wants to learn how to create great dishes for family and friends using delicious Spring and Summer produce.  Basic cooking skills are useful but not essential. During the course you will:
•    Experiment with pairing flavours 
•    Gain many cooking skills and prefect presentation
•    Understand the importance of local seasonal produce
•    Enjoy the magic of pastry 
•    Learn even more of the ‘mother’ sauces and how to use them
•    Make classic Summer dishes

Places limited to 9

Suitable for vegetarians.



Italian cookery – Handmade tagliatelle and ragu Bolognese

This course has been cancelled.

Tutor Carla Colombani Skinner
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
October 15th or May 20th @ £39.00 + ingredients

This course is suitable for confident beginners.  Students will make Tagliatelle pasta by hand, which gives the pasta the best and thinnest result (during the day you will be shown how to make 4 different types of pasta).  Carla, a native Italian, will teach you how to make a true Ragu Bolognese * she can also teach a vegetarian version of this using Soya mince upon request.  The tutor will provide some of the main ingredients (a list will be given of additional ingredients and equipment that need to be brought along on the day), the tutor expects the cost to be around £6. Our school has a modern kitchen and every student will be allocated their own cooker/hob and working surface, you are not expected to share.
 

Vegetarian option available.



Italian cookery – Risotto and lemon Scaloppine

Tutor Carla Colombani Skinner
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
March 4th @ £39.00 + ingredients

This course is for confident beginners.  Both risotto and scaloppine are two extremely versatile Italian dishes.  You will learn how to prepare and cook the traditional risotto, which is the base to   other delicious risotto ie with mushrooms, with 4 cheeses, with asparagus, with saffron etc.  Scaloppine (meaning: a thinly sliced cut of meat) is also extremely versatile, just by changing one ingredient you can have a delicious and completely different dish!  The tutor will provide a chicken breast per student, arborio or other suitable Italian rice (2 servings) butter, sea salt and pepper and expects the cost to be around £3.  (A list will be given of additional ingredients and equipment that need to be brought along on the day). Our school has a modern kitchen and every student will be allocated their own cooker/hob and working surface, you are not expected to share.



Italian cookery – Tuna pate / Mayonnaise / Chocolate and walnut cake

Tutor Carla Colombani Skinner
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
January 28th @ £39.00 + ingredients

This course is for confident beginners.  Students will be taught how to make an authentic tuna pate together with homemade mayonnaise.  Tuna pate is a very healthy and versatile dish.  It can be eaten as a main course or prepared in small portions as a starter; the only fat used is extra virgin olive oil – it is therefore suitable for fish eating vegetarians.  Carla will also introduce you to her delicious chocolate and walnut cake - Italian style.  There is no cooked fat or flour in this cake.  The chocolate used is the healthy 70% cocoa, it is therefore suitable for people with coeliac disease and vegetarians.  The tutor will provide white vinegar and capers (a list will be given of additional ingredients and equipment that need to be brought along on the day) the tutor expects the cost to be around £1. Our school has a modern kitchen and every student will be allocated their own cooker/hob and working surface, you are not expected to share.



Sugarcraft – Animal cupcake toppers

This course has been cancelled

Tutor Jane Foster
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
October 15th @ £22.50 + materials

This course is suitable for beginners and all ages 11+ (under 16s need to be attend with an adult).  Learn to decorate your cupcakes professionally.  During the course you will:
•    Learn to work with fondant
•    Use colour and colouring fondant
•    Use basic tools and moulding fondant by hand
•    Create animal toppers for children’s party cakes
Students will be required to bring:
•    12 cupcakes
•    Fondant
•    Basic equipment
An equipment list will be provided.  A small additional charge will be made by the tutor for additional materials she will provide.

If you would like to know more about Jane and view some of her work please see her website: www.janescakestudio.co.uk



Sugarcraft for Christmas – covering a fruit cake

Tutor Jane Foster
Saturday 10:30 - 12:30
November 19th @ £17.00 + materials

Students may choose to attend just this class or both this and the decoration class.  This course is suitable for confident beginners.
During the course you will:
•    Learn to cover a cake with marzipan and fondant icing to a professional standard
•    Cover a cake board with fondant
•    Decorate the board and cake with ribbon
•    Assemble a cake on a board ready for decorating.
You will be required to bring:
•    One round 6 or 8 inch fruit cake
•    2 metres of ribbon of your choice (15mm)
•    Basic ingredients and equipment
An equipment list will be provided.  A small charge will be made by the tutor for additional materials she will provide.

If you would like to know more about Jane and view some of her work please see her website: www.janescakestudio.co.uk



Sugarcraft for Christmas – Penguin fun!

Tutor Jane Foster
Saturday 13:00 - 16:30
November 19th @ £26.00 + materials

Students may choose to attend just this class or this and the cake covering course beforehand. This course is suitable for beginners and all ages 11+ (under 16s need to be attend with an adult). Learn to use sugar fondant to make decorations for your own Christmas cake including cute penguins and an igloo!
During the course you will:
•    Prepare fondant for decorations
•    Colour fondant
•    Make fondant Christmas decorations
•    Attach your newly made decorations to your cake in your own design
An equipment list will be provided.  A small charge will be made by the tutor for additional materials she will provide.

If you would like to know more about Jane and view some of her work please see her website: www.janescakestudio.co.uk


Sugarcraft – Pretty cupcake toppers

This course has been cancelled.

Tutor Jane Foster
Saturday 10:30 - 13:00
January 28th @ £22.50 + materials

This course is suitable for beginners and all ages 11+ (under 16s need to be attend with an adult).  
During the course you will:
•    Learn to work with fondant
•    Use colour and colour fondant
•    Use basic tools and cutters to create flowers and pretty decorations.
Students will be required to bring:
•    12 cupcakes
•    Fondant
•    Basic equipment
An equipment list will be provided.  A small charge will be made by the tutor for additional materials she will provide.

If you would like to know more about Jane and view some of her work please see her website: www.janescakestudio.co.uk