Dancing Trousers Cookery School
Posted on June, 2018

Leftover cream and what to do with it

It's summer, the bees are buzzing, the birds are singing and delicious creamy puddings are on the table. What do you do when you've made your Eton Mess or Gooseberry Fool and a couple of days later you open the fridge to find a sad looking 150ml of double cream left there. Chances are you leave it until it goes a bit blue and furry and then chuck it down the sink. STOP RIGHT THERE! I have two ways of saving the bit of cream from the plughole.  1) Freeze it! Yes I know they say you can't freeze cream but you can if you do a couple of simple

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Posted on June, 2018

Children's Cookery Classes Are Go

I've been asked many times whether I teach children and the answer to date has been, we've done cookery birthday parties and private family days but no formal children's classes. That has all changed. Together with my friend and fellow cookery teacher, Mariella Bliss, we have devised a series of classes aimed at 7-11 year olds. We welcome younger children too if they're accompanied by an adult.We both feel that cooking is one of life's most important skills and the younger you start the better, and it gives you a solid grounding in healthy eating

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Posted on August, 2017

How to get your seed toppings to stick to your loaf!

I love a bit of bread making and recently I have become obsessed with sourdough. Open any one of our fridges and you're liking to find a jar with a bubbling starter mix frothing away inside. I also like experimenting with additions to loaves, both in and on them. Poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds and the ever-popular sunflower hearts. Many of you have asked how to get the seedy blighters to actually stay on your loaf so that when it is baked to perfection and you remove it from its tin or baking sheet, it doesn't leave all its topping behind. This is my

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Posted on November, 2016

Get ahead of the Christmas rush!

I know, it's only November, but as I type, it's just over 5 weeks until Christmas, so spit spot, look sharp!  What on earth are you going to buy for Uncle Geoff, best friend Sarah, your lovely neighbour Angela who looked after the cats for a month, and Steve, what about Steve, you never know what to get for Steve? Here's my point, all those people eat, some of them cook, some of them want to, but don't know how to, and Angela has always wanted to master making macarons.  The answer for all of them, is a Dancing Trousers cookery

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