Nothing beats the aroma and taste of freshly-baked bread as it emerges from the oven. Learn how to make your own delicious loaves with our one and two-day courses. Join a small group of other would-be bakers for our fun and easy introduction to bread making. In a relaxed atmosphere, we'll teach you traditional techniques in mixing, kneading, fermenting, proving and baking dough. Covering everything from everyday loaves to speciality breads, our courses are designed to appeal to new bakers and those with some previous experience. Return home and impress your friends and family with your new skills! These courses are full-day courses.
Cookmate's Signature Day Experience (1)
During our Signature Day Experience, you will make a three-course meal, together with bread and jam or chutney, depending on the season. As we use seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients, each Signature Day Experience is a unique event.
Dinner Party Skills (2)
Learn to produce a well-presented, delicious, three-course dinner party menu and still have time to spend with your guests. This course will teach you the art of quick, effective entertaining. You will learn to cook a starter, main course and delicious dessert and how to present your food to restaurant standard. At the end of the course, you can relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour and a sit-down lunch with wine.
Knife Skills (2)
Our popular Knife Skills course forms the back bone of many of our courses and will improve the effectiveness and enjoyment of your day to day cooking. Knowing the best knife and technique to use will improve your speed, make you a safer cook and eliminate unevenly-cooked dishes and poor flavour development. Choosing a set of knives can be daunting. This course allows you to examine, handle and test different knives to make your decision easier. Crucially, you will learn how to look after your knives which will extend the life of your investment. Typically, you will learn essential vegetable preparation, slicing, dicing and julienne, before moving on to techniques such as fish boning, jointing and skinning a chicken and looking professional when carving the Sunday roast! The course may also offer a national theme with Thai, Mexican or French cookery.
Quick and Simple Suppers (1)
If, like many of us, you are short on time but don’t want to compromise on delicious evening meals, this is the perfect course for you. Using seasonal produce, we will teach you a repertoire of simple, nutritious and satisfying dishes that you will look forward to preparing, no matter how busy you are.
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