The Cookery School Blog
Posted: 27 February 2012 by Julie Brown
Our first Tastes of Thailand class with Oi Cheepchaiissara was a great success and the wonderful dishes on the menu brought a great flavour of the East to Braxted Park.
Fragrant green Thai fish curry, sticky rice with coconut cream and fresh mango and Oi's very special Gold Bags. Delicious parcels of chopped prawn and water chestnuts tied with chive 'string' accompanied by a selection of sweet chili dipping sauces.
Oi's passion for her native cuisine is obvious as she passed around her ingredients for the delegates to smell, explaining the part that each one plays in the careful balance of creating perfect Thai dishes.
We can't wait for her next course, An Introduction to Thai on 18th April. A few places are still available, join us for a taste of the east!
Posted: 20 February 2012 by Julie Brown
The end of Friday’s first ‘Breads & Pastries’ class with Guy Moore saw the dining room table laden with a sumptuous selection of sweet and savoury breads and mouth watering pastries.
The stand-out dish of the day for us was the round of Chelsea Buns dripping with icing; not only a feast for the eyes, but filling the dining room with the warming scent of cinnamon.
Delegates also enjoyed Baked Vanilla Cheesecake, Brie in Brioche, Ciabatta and Poached Pear and Custard Tart (to name but a few!).
They all got a great selection of breads and pastries to take home and show off their new found baking skills.