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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: Meinir Fôn Hughes, cake maker and baker

Make these simple but indulgent Biscoff treats

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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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Rae Wilson, Royal Voluntary Service volunteer and curd maker

Rae Wilson is a Royal Voluntary Service volunteer from Scotland. She is an expert jam and preserve maker, and in this session, Rae shares her recipe for how to make a zingy lemon curd.

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Irini Tzortzoglou, 2019 Masterchef winner

2019 Masterchef winner Irini Tzortzoglou demonstrates how to make a delicious quick fried pitta bread recipe which can be served with all sorts of fillings.

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