These timetabled classes are open to the general public and are 3 hours in length. Classes are always held on a Saturday and there are generally between 4 and 6 classes a year. The remainder of the year is used for private cooking classes.
Each class includes tea, coffee and a tasty morsel on arrival, a cooking class with all ingredients, recipe pack and a sit-down meal – including mineral water and coffee. They are certainly achievable if you are making a weekend or even a single-day trip to the Blue Mountains. There is a maximum of 10 people in all of the public classes to ensure individual attention.
An Edwardian High Tea – THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT.
Saturday 22nd September
2pm – 5pm (note the afternoon start time)
So, I found an old Edwardian Cook Book, cooked from it, tweaked the recipes so they don’t contain “half a pound of lard” and then thought what a great idea for a cooking class! In this homage to all things Edwardian, we will make sweet and savoury delicacies such as almond macaroons, scones, a delicious lemon posset, girdle cakes and of course cucumber sandwiches. We will also have several teas to try. Unfortunately there wont be any servants to pour and serve the tea, but I’m sure we will muddle through. Pinkies up! 🙂
A Lemon Glut
Saturday 6th October
11am – 2pm
We will first venture into the garden (weather permitting) and pick our own lemons straight from the tree. Taking them back to the kitchen, we will then prepare the lemons in several ways to maximise both their flavour and juice. Recipes will include lemon curd (everyone gets a jar to take home), chicken with lemon and olives and dainty lemon madeleines. This class is perfect for anyone who has their own lemon tree and wants to know how to use all the fabulous fruit or for people who buy lots of lemons when they are at their cheapest and best and then need recipes for their bulk buy.
Saturday 1st December
11am – 2pm
With the imminent arrival of warmer weather, what better class to do than a salad class that will give you the tips and recipes for a summer of colourful, healthy (mostly) and delicious salads. Dishes will include a very easy kale and parmesan salad, a delicious lemon, lentil and tuna salad and there will also be a couple of “dessert” fruit salads for variety. Come and learn some new ways to prepare vegetables for your next BBQ or get-together or when asked to bring a plate. There won’t be an iceberg lettuce in sight!