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Anneline

Online cookery school?

Hi Everyone!
It has been eons since I've posted on here. New baby has taken over my life!!
Just wondering whether anyone is following the online cookery school. I watched the first lesson and loved it, so I'm feeling all inspired now. Even the husband wants to have a go at baking a sponge cake!!!

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Gerry

cookery school

I'm waiting for a lesson on something other than cakes.

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Rob C

Hi Gerry

I think the first time is all things cake!

:-/

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Anneline

Online cookery school cakes

Hmmm... Funny thing: I never used to like cakes. But since the birth of my baby 8 months ago I crave cake all the time. Strange, heh?

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Daisy Chain

Cake

Hi Anneline, Yes, babies are hard work! I think it's a good idea to start with a cake as they are the things that most people would buy rather than trying to bake themselves. I'm getting my sweet toothed can't cook/won't cook husband to watch it....Daisy

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Cakes

Delia chose cakes to be the first subject in her online cookery school as she felt it would attract younger people and new cooks. She hopes that once they got their confidence up they would be able to move on to other subjects.

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Daisy Chain

Cake

Well, my husband fits one out of two so that's him sorted- haha. Daisy.

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JAMES

Cookery School.

I'm really enjoying the lessons! As many of you on here know about me, I rarely make cakes, can't stand the stuff but I will make one if asked, however, it's still good to watch the techniques used and absorb the tips given as many will cross over in other dishes. It's like when I buy a cookery book, I will read the info for all the recipes to pick up info, even if it's a dish I know I will never cook, you still pick up ideas to use elsewhere.

I am looking forward to the next term more though! :)

x

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jampling

Online cookery school


"Delia chose cakes to be the first subject in her online cookery school as she felt it would attract younger people and new cooks. She hopes that once they got their confidence up they would be able to move on to other subjects."

Isn't that interesting. When I first started cooking, I was totally intimidated by the thought of baking cakes and wouldn't even consider the notion. Instead I started off with savoury dishes, which remained my area of focus for decades.

I have made the occasional cake over the years but am certainly not a regular baker. The online lessons appeal to me because I finally feel confident enough as a cook to contemplate getting out the rolling pin!

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jampling

Online cookery school

It has occurred to me that one of the other reasons I never considered baking cakes when young was that I didn't have the necessary equipment.

For example, I didn't have any mixers or blenders - hand-held or otherwise - so that turned me off most recipes. But maybe I was an oddity and certainly not an affluent young person...my most-used and much loved cook book when I was first married back then was 'Cooking in a bedsit'!

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Honey

Cakes

Baking cakes is definitely the place to start encouraging people to cook. Baking is a precise science... you can't mess about with the ingredients and quantities and it teaches you certain disciplines. Following a recipe precisely is very important when you first learn to cook.

I always felt that programmes like Ready Steady Cook, where cooks had to make something from the contents of a carrier bag really didn't do anything for home cooking. My daughter (away at uni) really thought you could just throw a few things in a pan and you got a meal. If that's what they did, then so could she! With no regard for what flavours actually went together. It wasn't until she came on Delia Online that she became a good cook (thank you Delia).

Learn to follow a recipe, bake cakes for the family for a treat to enjoy before you move on to savoury dishes that can then be experimented with... bit more of this and a little less of that. Cake baking is a totally different discipline.

This cookery school isn't aimed at us Deliaites who have been cooking for years. Delia is trying to get more people to start cooking and hopes that her cookery school will allow people to see just how simple some things are to do. She is taking the mystique out of baking.

I was lucky and learnt to do these things in school, but as cookery is no longer taught in schools, Delia is filling a gap and her idea to do this for novice bakers is just excellent.

Even though I've been cooking for eons, I am still really enjoying watching the lessons and have learnt things too.

H x

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tubs

Online cookery school

Sitting in bed watching the snow fall (yes really) and enjoying the on line cookery school with t'other half who keeps saying "I can do that!" So I'll hold him to that and expect some lovely scones this afternoon!

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jampling

Online cookery school


" Following a recipe precisely is very important when you first learn to cook.


I was lucky and learnt to do these things in school, but as cookery is no longer taught in schools, Delia is filling a gap and her idea to do this for novice bakers is just excellent.

This cookery school isn't aimed at us Deliaites who have been cooking for years.

H x"


I have very rarely followed a recipe precisely and yet will as humbly as possible share that I have a reputation as a very good cook.

I concur that precise measurement is required for baking and, now that I am moving into a slightly different cooking era (a need to eat more baked goods to put on weight) this cooking school is for me as much - or even more - as for any novice bakers. I look forward to more of the excellent episodes. Thanks Delia!

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Cyberbimbo

Lesson 1 and 2

I am a bit of a cyber bimbo does anyone know how to go back and look at the videos for lesson 1 and 2?

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Honey

Lessons 1 & 2

At the top of this page, under the word delia online is a Cookery School box, hover over that and you get a drop down box where you will see Lesson 1 and 2 and just click on that.

H x

 
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