Absolute Beginners Intensive - 3 Day Course

Cooking Classes | Comprehensive Techniques | Meats | Soups

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hosted by Cookery School at Little Portland Street

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Foundational / Starter level

Session 1 - Soups and Bread
Learn to make some delicious soups. Once you can make one soup, the possibilities are endless. Delicious and nutritious, soups are the ultimate comfort food and great to whip up for a simple lunch or a dinner party starter. Minestrone soup, Borscht, green pea and mint soup, mushroom soup, herby tomato soup, Vichyoisse and butternut soup are all on the menu. We’ll also show you how to make a granary bread.

Session 2 - Stews
You will learn how to make a great stew, and will be amazed at how many dishes are based on the principle of a basic stew. You will learn how to make a classic Bolognese, a lamb tagine, a chicken cacciatore, a beef Bourguignon and a mixed bean ragout.

Session 3 - Roasts
Once you have mastered a classic roast, your Sundays will never be the same! Crispy roast chicken, herby roast lamb, a traditional roast beef, roast root vegetables and whole roast potatoes will all be on the menu.

Session 4 - Sweets
Learn how to make melting chocolate brownies, a basic sponge cake, mini meringues, apple crumble and scrumptious spiced butter biscuits. Making delicious desserts is so much easier than you think and you can wow your friends with your new baking skills!

Session 5 - Fish and Accompaniments
Never be intimidated by cooking fish again. In this introduction to fish, you will learn how to make grilled plaice and sauce vierge, goujons and tartare sauce, steamed fish and parsley sauce, mashed potatoes and dauphinoise, mackerel pate and a simple fish soup with prawns and mussels.

Session 6 - Salads, Dressings and veg
Delicious salads and dressings will become part of your repertoire. Learn how to make delicious dressings – balsamic, mustard, Asian and herbed. You will also learn how to make a potato salad, watercress, pear, stilton with walnut dressing, mixed bean salad, baked aubergine with chilli and coriander, grated carrot salad, tabbouleh and a mozzarella and tomato salad with basil dressing. Also learn to cook a range of seasonal veg.

Classes run from 10am - 3pm each day

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