I’ve had a couple of emails about a new gluten free, dairy free, baking course running at the end of April 2014, and given how many people contact me to ask about gluten free baking – and how daunting it can seem to start with – I thought you might be interested.
It’s at Braxted Park in Essex – not very convenient for me (though they do have accommodation) but it might be handy for you, and it does look like a lovely location.
The one-day course starts with tea/coffee, and ends with wine and food. Sounds like just the thing!
And during the day, you’ll learn how to create:
- Gluten-free (and dairy-free) scones: plain,sultana or date & walnut
- Gluten-free (and dairy-free) lemon meringue tartlets
- Gluten-free (and dairy-free) victoria sandwich
- Gluten-free (and dairy-free) bread served with a delicious gluten-free (and dairy-free) courgette with watercress and pecorino pesto soup.
I love scones… I’ve never had a date and walnut scone, though, and that sounds interesting.
Dr Vivien D’Arcy is the teacher for this course, and she is a gluten-free food specialist—specialising in patisserie and bread making—with a successful gluten-free bakery in Essex. She works as a part-time chef at the weekend and spends the rest of her time making gluten-free and dairy-free wedding, anniversary and birthday cakes, and supplying tearooms, cafes, restaurants and hotels. Apparently she was also finalist in the National Cupcake competition – now that sounds like something I’d like to judge!
There’s lots more information on the Braxted Park website, but the important information is that it costs £135 per person and is on the 30 April.
AND if you book by phone, and give the magic code – GFCookery – I’m told they’ll give you a 10% discount to celebrate the launch of this new course.
I regularly get emails asking where to find birthday cakes that are both gluten and dairy free – here’s a chance to master making your own. If you go, do let me know how you get on (and don’t forget to use the magic discount code!)
P.S: Braxted Park also offer gift vouchers…
I’ve written a book summarising what we’ve learnt over 20 years of dealing with the gluten free diet, and it might be just what you’re looking for. It packs the lessons we’ve learned into what I hope is a helpful and straightforward guidebook. It’s available on Amazon, as a paperback or for your Kindle…