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Eating delicious food is one of life’s pleasures and learning to make something tasty from scratch is a life skill that we can learn at any age. Whether you’re a star baker or a novice cook, you’ll find some tasty recipes and techniques here to make at home. Why not try something new like making lemon curd or making a Greek pitta bread? Our tutors are experienced cooks and bakers and will take you through some simple recipes step by step. You’ll find details of what you need to get started and wherever possible, recipes use ingredients that are easy to get hold of and standard kitchen equipment. Some of the sessions have accompanying instruction sheets to print and download. 

Some cooking and baking sessions involve using sharp knives, heat or electrical equipment. Please take care to ensure that your health and safety are a priority when taking part in these sessions.

Tutor: Margaret Ogunbanwo, owner of Maggie’s An African Twist to your Everyday Dish

Join Margaret as she demonstrates how to make and cook tasty chicken pieces with a little spice, a pan or pot, some chilli and salt.

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Tutor: Meinir Fôn Hughes, cake maker and baker

Join cake maker Meinir as she demonstrates how to make a super-quick and easy blackberry sorbet recipe.

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Tutor: Meinir Fôn Hughes, cake maker and baker

Join cake maker Meinir as she demonstrates how to make a simple, delicious Blackberry Crumble Cake.

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Tutor: Estelle Mann, Accredited Demonstrator for The British Sugarcraft Guild

Join Estelle for a tutorial in how to cover a cake using sugarpaste to achieve a smooth finish ready for decorating.

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Tutor: Estelle Mann, Accredited Demonstrator for The British Sugarcraft Guild

Estelle demonstrates how to make sugar paste roses

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Tutor: Meinir Fôn Hughes, cake maker and baker

Join cake maker Meinir as she demonstrates how to make a tasty Blackberry Cheesecake

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Tutor: Meinir Fôn Hughes, cake maker and baker

Make these simple but indulgent Biscoff treats

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Tutor: Irini Tzortzoglou, 2019 Masterchef winner

2019 Masterchef winner Irini Tzortzoglou demonstrates how to make a simple, tasty pasta dish with meatballs in tomato sauce.

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Tutor: Cameron Attfield, Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year 2019

How to make an English Garden, a delicious summer cocktail and alcohol-free version.

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Clive, bread maker

There’s nothing like the smell of home-baked bread to get the taste-buds tingling. If you’ve always wanted to try baking your own bread, this is the session for you.

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