Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre launched their spring cookery courses on Saturday. The centre, in Craven Arms, South Shropshire is introducing a range of cookery courses, including Asian, Cajun Carribbean and International Cuisines courses.
Saturday was a chance to showcase all of the courses. The centre was buzzing with people visiting the farmer’s market, the craft fair, the centre’s cafe and the secret hills exhibition. I did a half-hour demonstration of how a basic white dough can be shaped into a wide range of different breads. I shaped fougasse, focaccia, turkish pide, a round loaf, a batard, a cottage loaf and a braid. I baked the fougasse so that the crowd could sample some of it. The demonstration flew by in the blink of an eye.
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.