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Easter 2021 Workshops For Kids

Kids are guaranteed to have a lot of creative fun at our Easter 2021 culinary workshop!

Date:     Monday 5 April 2021
Time:     10:00 to 13:00 or 14:00 to 17:00 (please specify when you book)
Venue:  Cooking Up A Storm Culinary Experiences (Linden, JHB)
Cost:  R300 per child or R500 for two children
Age: 8+ years
Included:
– Decorating a variety of Easter-themed items, e.g.
– baking and decorating bunny butt cupcakes (image above)
– sugar cookies (an Easter egg hunt cookie, a bunny face cookie and a carrot cookie (image below)
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Easter 2021 DIY Cookie Kits

Easter 2021 is around the corner! If you are looking for an activity to keep your kids busy during the Easter holidays, look no further! With our Do-It-Yourself Easter-themed Cookie Kits your kids will be able to let the creative juices flow while creating edible art! Adults will love to do it too!

Our kits are popular for the following reasons:
– the cookies are baked to order, i.e. guaranteed freshness
– the cookies have no added preservatives
– the cookies are made from quality ingredients
– the cookies contain no eggs
– the ingredients in the kits are 100% South African!
– comprehensive step-by-step instructions

We now also have a gluten-free version! Please make contact for more information.

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Culinary Parties For Kids

Are you looking for a unique activity to keep the kids entertained at your child’s next birthday party? Look no further. Our culinary parties are popular with girls and boys from age 5 and older.   We will keep the kids busy during the party so that you can relax and enjoy the party too!

We offer a mobile culinary service, so we can come to you! We are based in JHB, but have travelled as far as Potch and Hartebeespoortdam to do events. We will bring everything required for the activity, so you don’t have to lift a finger! Just let us know when and where!   It is also an option to have the party at one of our approved venues in JHB or at a venue of your choice.

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Culinary Party In A Box

If you are a mom who prefers to “do it yourself” when it comes to planning and executing your child’s birthday parties, creating a culinary activity to keep the kids busy during the party has never been easier.  Our “Culinary Party In A Box” has everything you need! It includes step-by-step instructions, to chef’s hats, comprehensive recipe booklets, cupcake wrappers, etc. Customised aprons, cookie cutters, etc. can be ordered as well.

P.S. This product has been designed spesifically for those of you who do not live in Gauteng. We don’t want your child to miss out on having an unforgettable culinary birthday party! We are based in JHB, and provide a mobile culinary service, so we’ve got Gauteng covered.

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Valentine’s-themed Do-It-Yourself Cookie Kits

Love is in the air …. well, almost. If you are looking for a unique way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got just the thing! One of our Valentine’s Day-themed Cookie Kits is sure to impress your Valentine!

As usual, there is something for everyone’s budget – from mug huggers to large houses. The cookies can be decorated by every level of cookie decorator – from beginner to advanced. It is also an option to book a Valentine’s Day-themed Cookie Decorating Workshop for adults. Please make contact for more information.

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Festive Season 2020 Do-It Yourself Cookie Kits

Are you looking for a fun and creative activity to keep your kids (or yourself!) busy during the Festive Season? Or a unique gift for that special family member, friend, colleague or client? Look no further. Our Do-It-Yourself Cookie Kits are just the thing! Our kits consist of everything you need to create a culinary masterpiece – from freshly baked gingerbread or sugar cookies, to candy, royal icing, piping bags and comprehensive step-by-step instructions.

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Do-It-Yourself Snowflake Cookie Kit

Decorating Festive Season-themed cookies is just what is needed to get into the Festive Season spirit. Let your creative juices flow and turn these Snowflake cookies into a variety of designs that look almost to good to eat.

Whether you bought our Do-It-Yourself Snowflake Cookie Kit or baked the cookies yourself, below are step-by-step instructions on how to create a variety of beautiful designs.

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Got Alcohol?

Now that we are in Level 3 of the lockdown in South Africa, and the alcohol ban is lifted, we can (finally) buy alcohol again! I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to make some of my favourite recipes containing some kind of alcohol as an ingredient. Whether it is beer, wine, brandy or liqueur. At the top of my list are: Beef Bourguignonne, Coq Au Vin, Mushroom Risotto, Mussels In White Wine Sauce, Fish in Beer Batter, Tipsy Tart and Irish Coffee, to name a few … If you haven’t stocked up your liquor cabinet yet, the selection of recipes below is sure to provide you with the necessary motivation!

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Lamb Recipes

South Africa is renowned for its high quality lamb. Everyone has a favourite – whether it is lamb tjops on the braai on a Saturday night or leg of lamb for Sunday lunch. Lamb is versatile and delicious and one of our favourite meats to eat. Below are a few delicious recipes from my blog with lamb as the main ingredient. From leg of lamb, to lamb chops, to lamb stew.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me! 

Enjoy!

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Duck à l’Orange

Duck à l’orange, aka Canard a la Bigarade, is a classic French dish consisting of whole roasted duck with orange sauce. It is probably one of the most well known of all the duck dishes. It is said that it was the American chef, Julia Child, who made Duck à l’Orange famous with her popular recipe book,  Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961). Child, who was the first chef to It is believed by many that Duck à l’orange had its heyday in the 1960’s when every French restaurant served it, but it can still be found on many restaurant menu’s worldwide. Be sure to also try my recipe for Duck Breast With Orange Sauce.

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Bread Recipes

Craving freshly baked bread? Why don’t you bake it yourself! Did you know that you can bake bread at home with a few basic ingredients? You don’t even need bread flour! Or yeast! This selection of recipes from my blog includes bread recipes from a variety of cuisines – from Italian to French, Greek and Danish. Most of these recipes call for yeast, but I’ve also included recipes for gluten-free bread and low carb bread, which are yeast-free.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Sourdough bread is all the rage at the moment. Making this popular bread requires time and patience. If you have always wanted to bake home-made sourdough bread with your own starter, book a lesson with me and I will show you how!

Enjoy!

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Cake Recipes

With this selection of mouthwatering recipes from my blog you can have your cake and eat it too! Whether it is made to be enjoyed with your morning tea or afternoon coffee, or to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, these cakes are a feast for the eye and the palate!

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Enjoy!

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Egg Recipes

Got eggs? Below are a few mouth-watering recipes from my blog with egg as the main ingredient. I’ve included popular breakfast dishes such as Eggs Benedict and French Toast. Also light meals like souffle and tuna roulade. There are also a few decadent desserts like Raspberry Roulade, Phyllo Fantasies and Creme Caramel on the list.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Enjoy!

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Biscuit Cream Tart

Biscuit Cream Tarts, also known as Number or Alphabet Cakes, are still all the rage!  These popular tarts were created by the Israeli pastry chef Adi Klinghofer and consists of layers made of either cookie dough, puff pastry or cake with a creamy filling between the layers. The filling can be custard, buttercream, cream, etc. The tart can be topped with anything from fresh flowers, to fruit, macarons, meringues, candy, etc. The tarts are great for birthdays, engagement parties, hen’s parties, weddings, baby showers, etc.  During this demonstration attendees will be shown how to make a variety of bases and fillings, as well as how to assemble and garnish the tarts.

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Puff Pastry Recipes

Shop-bought puff pastry is an essential item to have in your freezer. A variety of fillings, both sweet and savoury, can be enclosed in the crispy pastry to give something like boring leftovers an exciting new look! It can also be used to create Biscuit Cream Tarts, aka Number Cakes.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Enjoy!

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Biscuit Recipes

Nothing beats home-baked biscuits. Below are a few delicious recipes from my blog with a variety of different biscuits/cookies. Some, like the Flourless Peanut Butter Biscuits, have as little as four ingredients. Many of these recipes are gluten-free.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Enjoy!

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Soup Recipes

“Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite”. Auguste Escoffier. Whether it is served as a starter or a main meal, these mouth-watering soup recipes will definitely be a hit with young and old. I’ve included recipes from a variety of cuisines so there should be a soup for everyone’s taste. Some recipes, like the carrot soup, has step-by-step photo’s.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Enjoy!