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Cooking with preschoolers - in practise

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"You do what?" is the general response when people find out what I do as a job. I am very proud to say that "I teach preschoolers to cook!" Most people think I'm mad, but many will nod and agree how important a skill it is. Others will tell me…

2022 classes now booking

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Northampton’s cookery  clubs new term starts 10th January 2022 – Join Now! It’s been a fabulous Christmas and just before I look back on the past year, I am just having a quick look forwards. Classes are now available to book online.  There is a full timetable of classes, with…

Spicy pumpkin muffins

The weather has taken a chilly turn, so it's time to crack out the pumpkin spice recipes. The first one is spicy pumpkin muffins. Spicy pumpkin muffinsRecipe by MariaCourse: CakeDifficulty: EasyServings6servingsPrep time15minutesCooking time15minutesTotal time30minutesSimple but delicious pumpkin muffinsIngredients112g plain flour1 tsp baking powder1 tsp pumpkin spice * 50g caster sugar25g…

Food fun

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How’s your crisis schooling going? For those of us who had children of school age during lockdown 1, this new lockdown seems a little like déjà vu, although the weather is considerably colder than it was back then and the temptation to stay in is so great. For those of…

Victoria Sponge

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Victoria sponge
Pin Print Victoria SpongeRecipe by MariaCourse: EatSleepCookRepeatDifficulty: ModerateServingsservingsPrep time15minutesCooking time20minutesTotal time35minutesA traditional Victoria sponge, perfect with morning coffee, afternoon tea, evening wine. You’ve got it - it’s perfect all the time!Ingredients200g butter200g caster sugar4 eggs200g self raising flour1 tsp baking powder 1tsp vanilla extract2Tbsp milkRaspberry jamDirectionsPreheat oven to 190°/170° fan/GM5Grease…

Victoria Sponge

Victoria sponge
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Mincemeat swirls

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Pin Print Mincemeat swirlsRecipe by MariaServings4servingsPrep time30minutesCooking time40minutesTotal time1hour 10minutesIngredients1 packet ready roll puff pastry1 jar mincemeat DirectionsPreheat the oven to 190°/170° fan/GM5 Line a baking tray with parchment paper.Unroll the pastry and lay on a floured work surface.Cover the pastry with mincemeat (Iused about 1/2 jar).Roll the pastry up like…

Nutella Christmas tree

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Pin Print Nutella Christmas treeRecipe by MariaServings4servingsPrep time30minutesCooking time40minutesTotal time1hour 10minutesIngredients1 packet ready roll pastry1 jar Hazelnut spread DirectionsPreheat the oven to 190°/170° fan/GM5 Line a baking tray with parchment paper.Unroll the pastry and lay out with the long edge nearest to you. Cut in half vertically.Place one half on the…
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