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Harmony House Cookery School

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Thursday 24th April
Simply cook – beginners cookery – getting the basics right 11-3 pm £68 per person or 2 for £125

A journey from sauces to soufflés and quick and healthy ways to cook meat, fish and vegetables with a couple of very simple ideas for desserts. Choose from a selection of dishes such as salmon and coriander fish cakes, stroganoff, chicken supreme, sweet and sour pork, pasta and rice dishes, with chocolate soufflé or cheesecake and a crumble for a dessert
Eat what everyone has made for lunch and discuss how to use different ingredients and alter the recipes to suit your own palate.

Tuesday 6th May Simply cook - delightful bakes and vintage teas parties. Afternoon workshop 1-5 pm. £68 or 2 for £125.
Back by popular demand! We have added another baking and patisserie workshop, when we will take you through afternoon tea and how to make dainty pastries and cakes. Ideal for those who would like to bake traditional cakes and present them for afternoon tea. we are including some more difficult recipes for those who would like to experiment a little more.

Along with the traditional sponges in mini form, scones and tray bakes such as orange chocolate brownie with pecan, we will conquer brandy snaps, fondant fancies, sponge drops, milles feuilles and pastry cream or macaroons. Finish your afternoon perfectly with your own afternoon tea with china cups and saucers. A perfect gift for Mother's Day or a friends birthday.


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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 entertaining with confidence is our guiding principle.

Not everyone has the confidence cook to and many people think cooking is more time consuming than it really is. Recipe books are not always easy to follow and cookery TV programmes sometimes paint a complex picture of cooking. At Harmony House Cookery School we want to give you confidence and inspire you to cook the dishes you would really like to eat and food that suits your life style.

Many people really enjoy cooking and entertaining and are now looking for recipes to challenge them and hints and tips to inspire them. The solution is a welcome day out spent with like minded people experimenting with new cookery ideas and having fun doing something they enjoy. At Harmony House Cookery School we occasionally combine cookery demonstrations and courses with specialists to provide a wider range of topics.

Hilary was trained at the Cordon Bleu School of Cookery in London and has over 30 years experience cooking, catering and teaching. As a trained cook her approach is more familiar to a domestic or home cook background than to a chef in a restaurant environment. This style uses many basic recipes which can be easily adapted and tweaked so that visitors and students to Harmony house can produce stylish food that is deceptively easy to cook for both everyday meals and fine dining at home.

What makes us different is our students work together around a large island, not in individual units. This is more informal and less intimidating. Cooking together in this way means you see other dishes being prepared, share new ideas and recreate dishes you maybe would not want to attempt on your own. So that you can easily recreate the dishes you learn to cook at Harmony House we use easily identifiable domestic kitchen equipment and our surroundings are a specially adapted country kitchen.

Our students tell us that one of their favourite parts of the cookery course is sharing the food at the end of your course. Eating the food you have all cooked allows you to taste a wide range of dishes, discuss them with other students and chat about your cookery day.

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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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