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Thursday 11th September
Simply Master class – taster session 10 – 12.00 £35 or 2 for £60

Short crust or sweet dessert pastry After a demonstration, tips and hints of making pastry, rolling out and baking blind, you can make either an apple pie or treacle tart with short crust pastry or a sweet pastry frangipan. To take home your creation safely it would transport better if in your own dish.

Thursday 18th September
Simply bake baking workshop 10 – 2pm £68 or 2 for £125

Learn to cook and have fun in creating your Harmony House bake off or afternoon tea!

From Victoria sponge and Swiss rolls to orange ginger bread, pound cake, devils food cake sponge drops, brandy snaps or lemon drizzle cake.

We will take you through the creaming rubbing in and the whisking methods and you can use these as a basis for all baking. Scones, muffins and brownies are all favourites which you can try but the choice is yours. Light lunch supplied with samples of all you have cooked, leaving you to divide the rest up to  take home.

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Cookery courses - 'Simply Cooking in Harmony '

Harmony House Cookery School approx 6 miles south of York in North Yorkshire in the rural village of Stillingfleet provides cookery days for individuals, families, friends and businesses of all ages and abilities. A simple approach to cooking and entertaining with confidence is our guiding principle.

Hilary Finney opened Harmony House Cookery School in 2008 and developed the 'Simply Cooking'. style of cooking. Hilary was trained at the Cordon Bleu School of Cookery in London and has over 30 years experience cooking, catering and teaching. Cookery courses, workshops and special days including hen parties are all held by Hilary, so students benefit directly from Hilary's experience.

As well as cookery workshops we hold workshops with other specialist tutors. This includes flower arranging, cake icing & patisserie, beauty therapists and confidence coaches. Please visit our course diary to find more information on courses. As a trained cook Hilary’s approach is more familiar to a domestic or home cooking background than to a chef in a restaurant environment. The ‘Simply Cook’ style uses basic recipes which can be easily tweaked and adapted. Visitors and students to Harmony House learn how to produce stylish food, that is deceptively easy to cook, for both everyday meals and fine dining at home.

What makes us different? Our students work together around a large island, not in individual units, cooking a variety of dishes. This is more informal, less intimidating and more fun. Cooking together in this way means students see other dishes being prepared, share new ideas and recreate dishes they would not want to attempt on their own.

So that you can easily recreate the dishes you learn to cook at Harmony House we use easily found domestic kitchen equipment and our surroundings are a specially adapted country kitchen. The perfect end to your time at Harmony house Cookery School is sharing and enjoying the dishes you have prepared together.

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Individual courses and workshops on various topics from beginners cookery to fine dining, all to cook and eat together and on most courses take home the rewards. Harmony House Cookery School vouchers, available for workshops and demonstrations are ideal gifts for new and more experienced cooks. Vouchers are valid for up to a year in advance.

Special days for a get together with friends or family. Cook then share a meal together sharing recipes and ideas. A mid week day or evening booking has a minimum number of 4 persons * . Curry, pasta and Chinese cookery evenings are popular with men, other options include combining a food demonstration with flower arranging or crafts. Special days available at Harmony House or alternative venue.

One to One tuition either at Harmony House or at your own venue. Children’s’ parties can be hosted at Harmony House or at alternative venue.

Hen days and business fun days can be canapés and cocktails, baking, afternoon tea (with china cups and saucers), chocolates and cupcakes - at Harmony House or an alternative venue.

Corporate away days for clients or teams to produce a meal in a ready steady cook style or pre - choosing their dishes and then cooking and eating them together

Our bed & breakfast accommodation allows people to travel from all areas of the country to attend a course or meet up for a special day. We are an approved food safety training centre with CIEH or RSPH for any businesses who need their staff certified to handle food and can train on site or off site

All the ingredients and refreshments are included in the cost of the day, and you will go away with a memento of your experience. Then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy and share the dishes you have cooked in the peaceful surroundings of Harmony House. We guarantee you a memorable time.

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