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February 2019

Bread Making

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TH3 9TN United Kingdom
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£60 Sold out

You can't beat the aroma of freshly baked bread, and once you have learnt how easy it is, there will be no stopping you! This morning, our professional chef Ian Dowding, will introduce you to the basics of bread making, the different flours available, how yeast reacts, the flavours you can add to your dough, and most importantly how to bake the perfect loaf.  You will make three delicious loaves to take home with you. Half day course hands on…

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Bread Plus

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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NEW FOR 2019, due to demand, we are delighted to include a sourdough loaf to our stable of breads for our Bread Plus Course as we discover the more intricate techniques of pre fermented doughs and sweet breads.  We will use our own 'sourdough' starter to make your loaf, but you will also have the opportunity to make your own starter to take and home and nuture in a jar for future bread baking!  N.B. You don't have to have…

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Italian Cookery

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£125 1 place left

On this full day course, we embrace all the Italian classics and celebrate their passion for good, hearty food.  You will learn how to make your own pasta and gnocchi, the secret behind cooking the perfect risotto, delicious Focaccia Bread and a traditional dessert.  You won't be going home hungry after this one! Full day hands on course. Includes – tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, aprons, three course lunch with wine, a dish for two to…

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March 2019

Middle Eastern Cookery

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£125 1 place left

Today we will guide you around the delicious meze table of the Middle East, teaching you how different spices work together to produce these beautifully, fresh aromatic dishes. Sample Dishes: •  Fava bean puree  •  Lebanese Poppy Seed, Garlic & Lemon pitta Breads •  Crab Brik •  Aubergines with garlic, mint and chilli •  Lamb Kibbeh cooked in yoghurt •  Hake Tagine with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Olives •  Chocolate & Apricot Tart

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Indian Cookery

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£125 Sold out

Enjoy preparing authentic, colourful, aromatic dishes from the Indian sub-continent including traditional curries, dahls and chutneys.  Today we will show you how to blend spices to suit your own palate and how easy it is to adapt recipes to give a healthier alternative to takeaways and bland supermarket ready meals. You will sit down and enjoy some of your dishes you prepare for lunch with a glass of wine or beer, and the rest take home and enjoy in the evening or…

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Just Desserts

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£60 Sold out

The grand finalé to any meal, a delicious pud!  Today we will cover three very traditional desserts, that you can add to your entertaining repertoire.  The perfect roulade, a crisp delicate lemon tart and some melt in the mouth mini meringues.  As always we will supply boxes for you to take your baked creations home in, how many actually make it home is up to you! Sample dishes: • Chocolate Roulade with fresh Strawberries & Cream • Tart au Citron • Mini Mocha Meringues

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Macaroons

March 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£60 Sold out

These delightful French-style fancies make a perfect bite sized after-dinner treat and unfilled will keep in an airtight container for a few weeks, so make perfect foodie gifts.  As simple as they look, Macaroons can be a little tricky, so come along and master the basic techniques of creating these delicious treats with their soft chewy centres and crisp meringue shells. We will also show you a variety of fillings and decorations for your macaroons, including chocolate ganache! Half day…

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Pasta & Pasta Sauces Evening

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£60 Sold out

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own Pasta from scratch? Well dust off that pasta machine, as this evening we will show you just how easy it is! We will also cover the art of pasta/sauce matching, making three very different sauces, and how to make a simple filling and stuff your pasta. You will be able to enjoy your masterful creations at the end of the evening. Sample dishes: • Fresh egg pasta dough • Trenette with green pesto sauce • Spinach…

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Fish & Seafood

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ashdown Manna Cookery School, 5 Lodgefield Farm
Blackham, East Sussex TN3 9TN United Kingdom
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£125 Sold out

Today Ian Dowding, our professional chef, will cover what to look for when buying fresh fish, basic knife skills of filleting a fish as well as producing some new and exciting seafood recipes. Full day hands on course. Includes - tuition from a professional chef, all ingredients, laminated recipe cards, aprons, three course lunch with wine, a dish for two to take home, and even someone to wash up! Sample dishes: • Seafood Chowder  • Stuffed Lemon Sole 'Florentine' with…

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