News of a Jubilee Tea Event:
A few days ago I went over to the Cookery School just off Oxford Street to take a look and get a better understanding of the ethos of the school and the courses they offered. The Cookery School is one of the oldest venues in London for amateur cooks. It runs a mixture of short afternoon and evening events and longer training programmes all aimed at amateur rather than professional chefs. And, it has a strong focus on British food, quality ingredients and simple cookery done well. The founder Rosalind Rathouse, is obsessed with food and has worked as a professional cook. The Cookery School was one of the first places I remember offering afternoon or evening sessions where you could learn how to bake, how to make a range of sauces or how to cook stews and casseroles. It is well known for running corporate events but perhaps less well known are the classes and courses you can book for yourself. Rosalind’s Kitchen across the road serves a range of freshly cooked take away lunches and provides an office lunch delivery service too.
To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee they are hosting a Royal Jubilee Tea Party at Cookery School on June 1, 1pm – 4pm to make sure everyone has the skills to make a classic English afternoon tea. When you arrive you will enjoy a welcome glass of English Chapel Down bubbly and some delicious cheese straws before setting to work. The class will work together to make cucumber sandwiches on white, smoked salmon on brown, egg mayonnaise on homemade seedy rolls and crab sandwiches on freshly baked granary.
Everyone will then make classic scones with cream and jam, caraway cake, a Bakewell pudding, mini Eccles cakes, homemade fudge and a Devonshire cream cake with a chocolate topping! It all sounds pretty fantastic to me!!!
Best of all, at the end of the session everybody will sit down and indulge in all of the delicious recipes made with a choice of English teas.
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