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Cookery Course Launch at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

On Saturday 6th February the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are launching their spring cookery courses with a whole day of free activities. Come along to Craven Arms and find out about the fantastic courses that they have on offer.

The day starts at 9 am with the Craven Arms Farmers Market. At 11am 4-7 year olds can take part in a hands-on cookery course. At 12pm I will be showing you how you can shape your white dough into a whole range of wonderful breads from a focaccia or a fougasse, a turkish flat bread, a roll or a cottage loaf. At 1.15pm Melissa Rees will show you how you can cook a Shropshire chicken four ways. After that Sabrina Zeif will demonstrate the wonderful world of Cajun-Caribbean cookery. This will be followed by a talk on beekeeping with Tom Hall and a demonstration from Jan Morgan of fuss-free cooking with meatballs.

All of this is absolutely free and you will receive a voucher that you can use on one of the spring cookery courses. You can also enjoy a delicious lunch in the cafe and find out more about the Ready Steady Cook Community Cookery Project.

I hope you can come along, and if you do, please come over and introduce yourself to me.

If you would like to book a place on the bread making evening class that I will be running on Wednesday 23rd March at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, you can find out more about it here.

Tailor made bread making courses

We had another very successful evening of bread making at Little Wenlock on Tuesday. One of the students was a keen bread maker who had requested specifically that we focus on shaping and flavour development. I am very happy to tailor a class around the needs of the participants. So whether you want to know how your dough should feel or how to get the best rise, come along and join me at one of my classes.

We folded a spelt dough that we shaped into tins and kneaded a white dough that we shaped into baguettes, boules and batards. We also made turkish pide and pizza to munch on at half time.

Nothing makes me happier than to pass on my knowledge of bread making to others and then to receive positive feedback is just the icing on the cake. This is the message I received from one of the course participants:

Had a fantastic evening with Veg Patch Kitchen! Gained so much from it all including a few gorgeous, yummy calories! Such a choice of breads this morning for breakfast, the family want me out with Kath Corfield every Tuesday night! Thank you Kath for a wonderful experience and some real usable knowledge.

To book your tailor-made class contact me.