About The Cookery Cottage

The Cookery Cottage is for kids and adults. At the cookery cottage we offer healthy foods, local produce, meat and fish. We try to stay as local as we can with our food and products. We teach kids the basics on food, how to chop, cook and bake. They just love it. We offer different recipes for different age groups. We do new recipes for each season depending on the produce available.

We offer kid’s birthday parties, kid’s weekly cooking classes and teenager’s weekly cooking classes. In the near future we will be offering teenagers & parent classes, toddler & mommy classes and we also hope to have some schools join us for morning classes.

What’s Happening

 

CORONAVIUS KIDS COOKING IDEAS. KEEP THE KIDS BUSY 2020                                                                           

Bake and cook our way through it.

  • Kids should last about 2-2.5 hours on any day baking and cooking, thats all they can handle
  • All ingredients are availlable in Adli, lidi, Tescos, Super-Valu, etc..
  • Deals is great for all the tins, bowls, piping bags, scone shapers and kitchen bits.
  • Always have parchment paper for baking.
  • Use margine to keep the cost low, 
  • Remember the only way to have perfect baked goods is to keep practising and stick with the recipe.
  • With kids do give them a butter knife to chop and alway have a wet kitchen roll under the chopping board, yonger kids mushrooms, peppers are a good start, grate carrots. Just be carefull towards the end of the carrots with fingers.

Stock, should have alot of this in press already.

  1. Plain, Self raising, and Strong Flour
  2. Yeast fast active(dried)
  3. Salt
  4. Sunflower oil, 
  5. Parchment paper
  6. Caster Sugar
  7. Different Food Clouring
  8. Icing Sugar
  9. Chocolate chip
  10. Pasata tomato sauce a few
  11. White lasagne sauce
  12. Med Eggs
  13. 4 % minced meat (lower in fat)
  14. margarine
  15. minced or puree garlic 
  16. mixed herbs
  17. Milk
  18. Jam
  19. Oreo or topping for cupcakes
  20.  vanilla extract
  21. baking powder
  22.  medium onion
  23. beef or chicken or vegetable stock

 

 

Day one; Cookie Day

  • Sugar cookies take ½ to make,
  • Pop into fridge for ½ hour while , make royal icing cleaning up.
  • Shape cookies, cirlces, stars what ever shapes you have arounf the house ½ hour,
  • Clean up and bake cookies ½ hour
  •  Decorate cookies, paint on icing, sprinkles ½ hour

So there is 2- 2 ½ hours gone

 

Day two: Italian day (Homemade pasta, lasagne & garlic bread)

  • Home pasta takes 1 hour, between making pasta and hanging on indoor washing line(make sure horse line has being washed down 1st)
  • Make dough for garlic bread (1/2 hour)
  • Make red sauce & clean up, the white sauce take up to 45 minutes so for once go ahead and use a jar (1/2 hour)
  • Put lasagne together & clean up  and put into oven (1/2 hour)
  • Roll out garlic bread & clean up and pop into oven (1/2 hours

So there is 2-3 hours gone again

 

Day three: Afternoon Tea party ( Fresh scones, rainbow cupcakes & chocolate chip cookies)

  • Make scones & clean up  (1/2 hour)
  • Make rainbow cupcakes and clean up (1/2hour)
  • Make chocolate chip cookies and clean up.
  • Set table for afternoon tea, lovely china cups and plates, jam butter and sugar free juice
  •  Now got get dressed for afternoon tea
  • Make sure when drinking form the china cup(sugar free juice) the handle of the cup is on 5pm   o'clock and pinkies in the air.....
  • Then put the jam and butter on scones, nice and softly like the Queen would

So there is 2-3 hours gone again

 

Day Four; Pizza Day  & Cupcakes

  • Make pizza dough, lots of kneading let sit in head for 45 minutes, & clean up (1/2 hour)
  • Make cup cakes, pop in whatever is the sweet box crushed Oreos, chopped chocolate , blue berries (1/2 hours)
  • Make pizza sauce &  roll out pizza, oil trays and finish pizza & clean up  (1/2 hour)
  • Make butter icing for cupcakes (10 minutes)
  • Lunch (20mintues)
  • Decorate cupcakes with butter icing and whatever is in the sweet box

 

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Sugar Biscuits

 

Makes 45-50 approx.

310g plain flour

150g cold butter

120g castor sugar

1 egg

 

 

Sieve Flour onto a clean work top, cut butter into tiny bits and toss in flour so they won’t stick together, Add the vanilla castor sugar and slightly beaten egg and work it together quickly until it forms dough, Cover with cling-film and leave rest in a fridge for 1 hour

Pre-heat oven to 160 C/ 325 f/ Gas 3

Roll out the dough into a thin sheet 5mm cutter. Bake for 25- 30 minutes approx. Allow to get cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, mix icing sugar with a little boiling water to make the icing

These biscuits may be stored in an airtight tin for several weeks

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Cup Cakes

175g self- rising flour

125g caster sugar

125g soft margarine

2 eggs

Pop everything into a bowl, makes 12 cupcakes

Into the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown

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Vanilla Frosting

250g icing sugar

80g unsalted butter room temp

25ml whole milk

A couple drops of vanilla extract

Pop in to a bowl mix well, use more icing sugar to thicken if needed, pipe on to cakes.

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Basic Tomato Sauce

Passata 1 container (Aldi brand the best)

Pinch Sugar

!/2 tpsb minced Garlic

½ tbsp Herbs

1/2 tsp sunflower oil

  1. In a pan heast sunflower oil,  add puree garlic mixed herds, cook for 1 mintue
  2. Add tomata puree and pinch sugar, 
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes, 
  4. Greast for pizza suace or fussy kids no lumps for spaghetti sauce.

Magic Pizza or Garlic Bread Dough

(Makes 5 Large Pizzas or Garlic Breads)

500g plain flour

1 ½ tsp. Salt

1 ½ tsp. dried yeast

1 tsp. olive oil

300ml warm water

  1. Add all ingredients together knead for 10 minutes
  2. Let sit out for 30-40 minutes
  3. Roll out 5 pizzas. Place onto oiled tray.
  4. Pour little bit of sauce on top.
  5. Top with mozzarella cheese
  6. Bake in pre heated oven  225 degrees for 5-8 minutes

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Rainbow Cup Cakes 12 cakes with 3 different  icing colours

175g self- rising flour

125g caster sugar

125g soft margarine

2 eggs

Pop sugar, eggs & margarine beat well

Add flour ,put the mixture into 3 bowls, add different food colour into each bowl

1/4 teaspoon food colouring

Pop 1/3 mixture into each case, 1 tsp, makes 12 cupcakes

Bake at 180* (pre-heated oven) until golden brown 10-12 minutes

 

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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Makes 12-15

Ingredients

115g butter, softened

70g caster sugar

1 medium egg yolk

2 drops of vanilla extract

150g plain flour, sifted

40g chocolate chips

 

Method

  1. Cream the butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla extract with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add the flour gradually stirring to make thick dough. Then add in chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon out dessertspoon of the mixture into a ball and press down with your fingers.
  4. Bake for 10 -12mins at 180oc
  5. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Enjoy!!!

 

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Sweet Scones

 

Makes 6-8 scones using 7 ½ cm/3 inch cutter

300g grams flour& pinch of salt

60g butter

1 egg

20g caster sugar

1 teaspoons baking powder

140ml milk

Add chocolate chips 35g for fun

 

For Glaze egg wash & sugar for sprinkling on top of scones

 

Pre heat oven 180

Sieve all dry ingredients together, Rub in the butter. Mix well in the centre.  Whisk the eggs with milk, add to dry ingredients and mix to a soft dough. Turn out onto a floured board. Knead lightly, just enough to shape into a round.  Roll out 2 ½ cm / 1 inch thick and stamp into a scone.  Put onto a baking sheet.  Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar

Bake in a hot oven for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown on top

Egg Wash: Whisk 1 egg with a pinch of salt; this is brushed over scones and pasty to help them to brown in the oven

Fruit Scones

Add 40g sultanas to the above mixture when the butter has been rubbed in, continue as above

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Lasagne (Makes 8 slices)

Red Sauce       (also can be used for spaghetti Bolognese)

500g minced beef (4%)

I medium onion (diced)

3 cloves garlic or I tablespoon minced garlic paste

200 ml beef orchicken or vegetable stock 

1 tin chopped tomatoes

Sunflower oil

Lasagne Sheets (9 sheets per dish) or very day fresh pasta 4 eggs & 400g strong flour

(White sauce)

500 ml milk

30g butter

30g flour

Salt & Pepper

White sauce. Melt the butter and add the flour, salt & pepper. Slowly add the milk and bring to boil. Turn down heat and stir until it gets creamy, turn off heat once finished

Red sauce

Fry the onion, garlic in hot pan with a little bit of sunflower oil and then add the meat. Heat well until cooked through. (Make sure all pink meat has turned into brown in colour) Add stock and canned tomatoes. Bring to boil and turn down heat for 10 minutes. Turn off heat once cooked.

Assembly

Spread a layer of red sauce at the bottom of the dish. Place a layer of pasta over and then a layer of white sauce. Repeat this 2 times, finishing with white sauce on top. Grate some cheese over and bake at 180 for 35 minutes. Leave for 10 minutes before cutting..n

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EVERY DAY PASTA

 

400g strong flour

4 eggs

 

Method:

Toss all the flour onto a pile onto the table; make a well / hole in the centre of the flour add the 5 (1 by 1 blending with the flour before adding the next egg. eggs slowly.  Then knead the dough for 10-15 minutes, pop into the fridge for 1 hour.

Cut pasta into long thin spaces, put into the pasta machine to make the perfect pasta